“Asking for help is a sign of strength.” – ARCH National Respite Network
Burnt out on caregiving? Exhaustion, stress, depression are all understandable – an estimated 40% of caregivers report feeling overwhelmed with the non-stop nature of being a caregiver.
Respite Care gives you a break so you can take care of yourself. Respite Care is defined as planned or emergency care provided to a loved one with cognitive disorder or another disabling condition in order to provide temporary relief to family caregivers.
Every California resident has access to Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs), a statewide network of support organizations for caregivers. The CRCs may be able to provide financial assistance for various types of Respite Care:
- temporary in-home support,
- adult day care services,
- short-term or weekend care
- & transportation.
To begin the process of sourcing Respite Care, connect to your local CRC and see what options are available for your situation.
Accessible respite care is important so that all caregivers may have the opportunity to take a break. There can be many challenges for caregivers providing long-term care – financial pressures, legal quandaries, health problems, and emotional turmoil. It’s up to you as a caregiver to ensure you take care of yourself and to manage these challenges effectively. It’s crucial that all caregivers are taking time out to refuel, as caregiving is a challenging role, even for the strongest of us.
Contact your local Caregiver Resource Center to discuss Respite Care and any other questions you have about your caregiving experience.Share this post: