Family caregivers provide valuable support for people with dementia, but you can’t care for your loved one 24-7. Even if you have other family members to fill in short gaps, you may need to take several days off from your caregiving responsibilities to attend a professional conference, address a health problem or focus on other aspects of your personal life. Respite care is the ideal solution.

But what is respite care? It’s a short-term service designed to give you a break from your responsibilities as the primary caregiver for an older adult. Abbey Manor has a long track record of providing respite care in Maryland. We offer a safe, comfortable environment for patients with dementia, giving you peace of mind as you work to avoid caregiver burnout.

Learn more about what respite care can do for you at Abbey Manor. Contact us today at (443) 256-4871!

Types of Respite Care

If you need a break from caregiving, you have three options.

  • In-home respite care: If your loved one wants to stay at home, you may be able to hire a home health aide to meet their needs. In-home care may not be appropriate if your loved one has a terminal illness or extensive medical needs, however.
  • Community respite care: Many community centers and adult day care centers offer respite care when they’re open. Note that these centers are usually closed at night and on weekends, so they’re not a good fit if your loved one needs around-the-clock care.
  • Residential respite care: Residential respite care gives people with dementia a safe place to stay when their regular caregivers aren’t available.

No matter which type of care you choose, it’s important to have trained staff available to meet your loved one’s needs. Abbey Manor provides a safe, comfortable environment with plenty of opportunities for socialization. Every resident receives:

  • Nutritious meals
  • Housekeeping services
  • Laundry services
  • Assistance with activities of daily living

If you need 2 weeks or more from being a primary caregiver or to visit relatives in another state, you can rely on our assisted living facility to meet your loved one’s needs.

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How Respite Care Works

Every primary caregiver needs to take a break from time to time. Preparing meals, doing laundry, administering medications and performing other caregiving tasks reduce the amount of time you have available to focus on your own health. Respite care offers temporary relief for primary caregivers, giving you a chance to attend to your personal and professional needs.

Professional caregivers receive specialized training to help them meet the needs of seniors with dementia and other chronic conditions. Some professionals also have to pass certification exams or obtain licenses to provide respite services to older adults. Therefore, respite care can help you focus on your individual needs without making you worry that your loved one isn’t getting the care they need.

Find out how respite care can help you. Reach out to Abbey Manor today!

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The Benefits of Respite Care

One of the biggest benefits of finding a respite care provider for your loved one is that you have more time to take care of your personal needs. Approximately 38% of family caregivers characterize their situations as “highly stressful,” highlighting the importance of burnout prevention. Burnout is when you become exhausted by the responsibility of making sure a family member has everything they need to maintain their physical and psychological health.

Our Respite Care Services

Abbey Manor strives to give every resident a better quality of life, whether they’re staying with us for a few days or a few years. We encourage family involvement, so feel free to attend family meetings or participate in some of the activities at our facility. Abbey Manor has board games, arts and crafts, walking programs and other activities designed to keep seniors engaged.

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The Abbey Manor Experience

We’re respite providers, but we also offer assisted living, ensuring every resident has what they need to thrive. We have experienced, compassionate staff members available 24-7 to make it easier for residents to access medical care, socialize with others and maintain as much independence as possible.

Experience the difference at Abbey Manor. Schedule a visit today!

The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers

Adult day services, in-home respite caregivers and residential respite care providers exist to give informal caregivers a chance to take a break. Whether you’re a paid family caregiver or an unpaid family caregiver, it’s tough to manage your caregiving duties without developing mental exhaustion.

Even if you have other friends and family willing to help, it’s not always easy to organize relief when you need it. To avoid burnout, consider joining a support group and using respite care at our assisted living facility when needed.

Care for your own needs with Abbey Manor’s respite care. Contact us at (443) 256-4871 to learn how.

Access High-Quality Respite Care in Maryland

Respite care is an essential component of your caregiving journey. When your loved one is at Abbey Manor, there’s always a trained professional available to provide quality care and support. We also offer assisted living and end-of-life care, so we can continue serving your family as your loved one’s needs change.

Begin your respite care journey with Abbey Manor. Reach out to us now!