For many, the challenges of caring for a family member with special needs are simply a part of daily life. Caregiving, though, is a demanding job and no one is equipped to do it alone. Respite care provides short-term breaks that can relieve stress, restore energy, and promote balance in your life. Seeking support and maintaining your own health are key to managing your role as a caregiver. Using respite care before you become exhausted, isolated, or overwhelmed is ideal, but just anticipating regular relief can become a lifesaver. Respite care can take many forms, but boils down to two basic ideas: sharing the responsibility for caregiving and getting support for yourself. Finding the right balance requires persistence, patience, and preparation.
Springbrook provides Respite to over 260 individuals. Planning your relief starts with analyzing needs…both yours and your loved one’s. Assessing your needs for the type, skills, frequency, and location of respite services is critical to ensuring you receive appropriate respite. Springbrook is here to help and always ready to disuss your needs as well as the needs of your loved one.