Defining Respite Care Services
Our Care Team
Respite Care Options
The Medicare Hospice Benefit
Medicare Hospice Benefits says that patients can receive inpatient care in a Medicare-approved facility, which includes hospitals, nursing homes, and inpatient hospice facilities. Each time a patient gets respite care, they can stay at the facility for up to five days at a time. Patients are allowed care more than once, but only if it is on an occasional basis. The hospice provider can arrange the stay on behalf of the patient.
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Respite Care: Benefits for Patients & Caregivers
From a patient perspective, respite care provides a change of routine, change of scenery, a new person to talk to, and possibly new activities. This change of pace can help bring new things into the patient’s life that will be rewarding and stimulating. Once the caregiver returns, the patient will also benefit from a rested caregiver who can then be the best version of themselves and provide the best care possible. The feeling of isolation can also be avoided with respite care.
Home & Respite Care
If you are a caregiver, you need rest to be able to provide the best care possible. Respite care helps provide that much-needed rest. It also gives you peace of mind knowing that even though you are away, your loved one is still being cared for in the best way. This allows you to work on your physical, emotional, and mental health. Things like exhaustion and stress can have a great impact on the work you are able to do, and can strain the relationship with the patient while you are giving care.
How to Find the Right Respite Care
Identify the Need
How to Spend Time Away
Choosing a Facility
You want to make sure the care facility you choose is trustworthy and provides the highest level of respite care. When you are caring for a family member or friend, you need the best support. When you are considering your options, be sure to ask these questions:
- What tasks can the workers perform when caring for patients?
- What kind of training have the workers received? Are they licensed?
- How many miles from home is the facility? Is transportation available?
These details can have a great impact on which facility you choose for your loved one. We understand that it is an important decision and that you want to feel comfortable with who you choose to help. Our team is happy to assist families in finding programs, resources, and facilities in Texas.