Offering the Best Aid

What is Respite Care?

Caring for someone who’s sick or dying can take a toll on you physically, mentally, and emotionally. Depending on how sick the person is, you may find yourself dedicating every waking moment to attending their basic needs, making them comfortable, and keeping them company.

No one, not even the most devoted friend or family member, can take this strain 24/7. That’s why Hospice Group of Southern California offers respite care to allow hard-working caregivers time off to see to their own needs.

Respite Care

Why Respite Care?

Respite care is short-term care of a sick or dying person to give their usual caregiver a break. It can be customized to the needs of each patient and caregiver, and last from just a few hours up to five consecutive days. Some caregivers may only need a few hours a week to run errands, buy groceries, do laundry, and take care of their usual chores. Others may want to take a few days off. In any case, our hospice staff is here to help.

Your loved one will be admitted to an inpatient facility where trained providers can assist them in dressing, bathing, eating or drinking, getting in and out of bed, or just keep them company. They’ll also help your loved one manage their medication schedule, making sure they take all medications on time and with the correct dosage.

Some patients may prefer group respite care, giving them a chance to socialize with others and boost their spirits. These group sessions may involve meals, entertainment, or even art classes. At all times, we operate with the patient’s and caregiver’s preferences in mind.

Don’t Be Afraid to Seek Help

Caregivers tend to take their responsibilities very seriously. They try not to think of their own needs, instead focusing all their attention on the person who needs their help. However admirable this is, caregivers also need to take care of themselves so they can offer the best aid to those in need.

That’s where respite care comes in. Let our trained staff take over for a while so you can finish your chores, go to work, take a vacation, or just gather your thoughts. There is no shame in asking for help, and we’re here to provide it.

Contact Hospice Group of Southern California to request respite care for your loved one. We’ll work with you to find the best arrangement.