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How Respite Care Can Help You This Holiday Season

Respite care can give you the time you need in order to run errands, take some much needed and well-deserved time off or simply tend to other responsibilities in your life.
Respite care can be anywhere from 15 minutes to days or even weeks at a time, giving you the freedom to accomplish your goals outside of familial caregiving. As a recipient of respite care, you will leave your loved one in the hands of a trained caregiver while you enjoy time to yourself, just as you deserve.

What is Respite Care and Who Uses It?

Respite care is defined as short-term care, ranging from a few minutes to a few weeks, to replace the main caregiver. Respite care is best described as relief for a caregiver that may not have the opportunity to be relieved often. The caregivers that are most often in this situation are family caregivers and have taken it upon them to take care of their loved one without being compensated for their care. Respite care can be used for any individual that needs assistance with their loved one that they provide care for, ranging from young children to seniors.

What Respite Care Can Do for You

Respite care can provide relief and reprieve from a stressful situation. Family caregivers are more likely to be under stress when they are trying to provide care to their loved one while balancing their personal life. Often times, familial caregivers have a full-time job on top of being a caregiver, in order to make ends meet. This can lead to caregiver burnout, which can result in emotional, physical and mental decline. It is important to recognize when you are experiencing caregiver burnout and fatigue, along with when you need help. The first step in gaining respite care would be recognizing that you, or someone close to you, needs respite care.

During the holidays, respite care can be especially helpful. The holiday season can be stressful, busy and overwhelming for anyone, but especially for family caregivers. During this time, you may feel as though you are stretched thin and need assistance. Respite care can allow you to have the time you need back on your calendar to participate in the holiday festivities. While a caregiver helps your loved one with meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping and personal care, you have time in your day to:

  • Shop for holiday gifts
  • Spend time with loved ones that you may not see much
  • Spend time holiday baking
  • Have a little holiday get away
  • And much more!

Respite care can be the perfect solution for you during the holidays especially if you and your loved one are attending an event together. If you would like to fully enjoy your time during the holidays, without fear that your attention will be all on your loved one, allow a caregiver to help! A caregiver can help escort your loved one to the holiday functions that you are both attending, giving you time to enjoy the holiday season and spirit!

How Can You Get Respite Care?

Once you know that you need respite care, it is time to find the right agency and caregiver for you and the needs of your loved one. It is important to do your research and educate yourself on the company that you are considering hiring, as there are certain characteristics of agencies that signal professionalism and expertise. During the holiday season, it is important to map out when you will be needing respite care and request your caregiver for those specific times. Some agencies can find a caregiver for you in the event of an emergency or last-minute request, but it is always best to plan ahead for your holiday season.


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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

The Most Trusted Caregivers

The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry's best caretakers so that they have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our caregivers through nationwide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one's home and well-being with our company, and we take that very seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, but we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!


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