Now that it’s officially summer, take a moment to consider these statistics.
Caregivers spend 13 days a month on shopping, food preparation, housekeeping, laundry, transportation and dispensing medication.
They spend 6 days per month on feeding, dressing, grooming, walking, bathing, etc.
They dedicate 13 hours per month researching information on care services, disease and coordinating doctor visits and managing finances. (Source: Caregivers.org)
Over the course of a year, you can imagine that caregiving is a role that requires limitless energy, tireless compassion and unwavering commitment for those in need of care. As we all know, no matter how much you love a job, everyone enjoys a break and time to relax.
While most of us can take off from work and leave for a few days with little to worry about, caregivers often don’t have that luxury. If they are caring for an elderly parent who is disabled or suffering from Alzheimer’s, they can’t just take off for a summer vacation without careful planning.
This is where respite care at Summerset becomes the affordable and convenient temporary solution.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care is temporary, short-term institutional care. The dependent elder may stay for a few days or up to 30 days. The Summerset Respite Care Program
offers the same quality family style care provided throughout our Assisted Living Program
. Respite care offers a safe and attentive environment for those in need of assistance for a limited amount of time.