Respite Care 

Respite Home Care — Considering Your Well-Being Too

Caring for an ailing or elderly family member can be a meaningful and rewarding experience.  Sharing special moments with your friend or family member can really make a difference in their life. However, it can also be an emotionally and physically demanding job if you are doing it alone. Let ComForCare Home Care help, so you’re always at your best.

Respite Care and Short-Term Home Care FAQ

What is short-term care for seniors, and how does it differ from long-term care?
Short-term care is meant for older adults who need support for a limited time. It’s often necessary after a major health incident, an accident, or while recovering from surgery. It can also be a way of providing temporary relief for a caregiver if they need to take time off to rest.

How can I find short-term senior care services near me?

We recommend you ask your doctor about what they think will be the best course of action for your respite period. Based on their feedback, look online at your local options. Give your preferred choices a call and arrange a time to meet in person.

To save you time, take a look at our respite offerings and speak to one of our experienced, friendly team members.

What is respite care, and how does it benefit caregivers?

Respite care is a short-term care arrangement. It benefits caregivers by providing coverage when they need to take a break and recharge; this is an effective way of preventing caregiver burnout or caregiver fatigue. 
Are there specific respite care services available nearby?

This depends on what area you’re in but, in general, yes! ComForCare has locations all over Canada and respite care is available at them all. As we hire a wide variety of caregivers, we can accommodate unique care needs you or your loved one may have.

How does short-term home care benefit seniors?

Short-term care benefits seniors by providing a safety net while they recover from an injury or major surgery. Most recovery periods require specific measures to ensure proper healing, which often involves minimal movement, light, if any, lifting, and copious amounts of rest. Respite caregivers help ensure individuals stick to their personalized recovery plans.

Can I find short-term senior care near me?

Depending on your area, availability will fluctuate. In general, however, you should be able to find short-term senior care near you. ComForCare has locations across Canada, and we do our best to provide support to anyone who inquires.

What are the services provided in short-term respite care?

As this type of care is specifically defined by the duration it’s needed for and the type of support required, the types of services included may vary. All our services at ComForCare are available for our customized care plans, which can be found here. Once you've identified what services are necessary for your needs, we’d be delighted to start generating a care plan.

How do I choose the right respite facility near me or in-home services for my loved one?

Choosing the right facility or at-home care options can be a daunting task, as there are many options available. We recommend talking with your loved ones to understand what the goal is for their care experience. If you can, research local options and visit them together.

Contact us if you’d like to get started.

What is the duration of short-term care services typically offered?

The duration of short-term care services is dependent on personal needs. Whether a doctor-advised recovery period or a break for a family caregiver, you will understand what length is necessary for your unique situation. Traditionally, short-term care services are offered anywhere from a few days to several months; however, if it extends beyond a year, we may have to discuss long-term options.

How much does senior respite care near me usually cost?

We are happy to discuss the cost of senior respite care in more detail with you. Cost is often determined by the duration of care, the types of services needed, the type of care professional required, and much more. Contact us for a clearer estimate.

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Fresh Perspective

You never know what the future may bring or what ailments may appear. Unfortunately having so little control over the situation can cause a lot of stress. ComForCare caregivers can provide a fresh and professional perspective, letting you know if they spot changes in one’s condition or detect any other potential issues. Having a helping hand and another eye on the situation can help ease some of the pressure.

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Support When You Need It

Whether you need respite in-home care for just a few hours a week or every day, we can meet your needs. Even if you simply want a caregiver to sit with your friend or family while you run errands worry-free, we can be there. If you are going on vacation or need a little time to rest, we can help make sure your special person has the help they need by making scheduling changes when you are ready. In addition, we offer 24-hour care for those with greater needs.

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Local Support Groups

ComForCare can help you find groups of others who, like you, are dealing with caring for a family member. Sharing your story with others that are going through the same things can be refreshing. Other family caregivers may also have tips and advice to share that can help ease difficulties. You can check for support groups in your local area on government sites or ask a ComForCare caregiver about support groups in your area.

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Help With In-Home Care Tasks

To be at your best to care for others, you must first take care of yourself, which often means sharing the workload. Your family member will be safe and comfortable at home with a ComForCare caregiver.

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