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What Is Respite Care for Seniors?

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Caring for an aging parent or loved one can put a significant strain on family caregivers. The changing medical needs of seniors can start as just needing a few hours a day but can become more time-consuming if their condition worsens. Respite Care for seniors gives family caregivers a break from caring for their parents so they can take a well-deserved rest and focus on other concerns. Buckner Retirement Services offers senior Respite Care in Texas for families who need help with caring for seniors. 

Buckner has six senior living communities throughout Texas to help seniors and their families. Medical staff and therapists can provide at-home Respite Care to help families care for aging parents for a short period of time. This can be for a couple of hours a day to several weeks, depending on their specific needs. If you are struggling with caring for a parent or loved one, call 214.227.7182 today for more information about senior Respite Care in Texas.

What Is Respite Care?

Respite Care offers support for family caregivers who help care for seniors by providing at-home or in-person care. Research suggests that over 40 million Americans provide care for parents or loved ones while still keeping up with personal work and family matters. This can create a significant emotional and physical strain on relationships and affect their ability to provide proper care.

The responsibility for caring for your parent or senior relative can cause caregiver burnout when their care becomes more than what they can adequately handle. Caregiver burnout is an increasingly widespread condition in which caregivers face mounting emotional and physical stress that can lead to worsening mental health disorders such as depression and PTSD. Respite Care offers help for family caregivers who are experiencing:

  • A lack of interest in spending time with friends
  • Growing depression or feelings of anxiety
  • Not participating in activities they once enjoyed
  • Severe mood changes
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Poor eating habits
  • Frequent illness

At Buckner Retirement Services, we understand how difficult it can be to care for aging parents or loved ones. In Texas, we provide senior Respite Care for families who need a break from caring for elderly parents before they are so exhausted that they make a critical mistake that harms their parent or senior relative. 

What to Expect from Respite Care for Seniors

Professional caregivers can provide Respite Care to help with several day-to-day responsibilities and other medical requirements to help care for your aging parents. Whether you are looking for short-term or long-term care, Respite Care can last a couple of hours a week or several hours a day. To determine the best form of Respite Care for seniors, we will work with you to determine the amount of care necessary to free you to care for your personal responsibilities. 

Respite Care for seniors can include:

  • Alzheimer’s care
  • Dementia care
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Medication management
  • Assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, grooming, and dressing

Respite Care can also take care of other common duties such as:

  • Laundry and light housekeeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Transportation services
  • Playing games or other activities to improve mental and physical well-being

Discover Compassionate Respite Care for Seniors at Buckner Retirement Services 

At Buckner Retirement Services, our medical and therapeutic staff are here to help you care for your parent or senior relative by providing Respite Care for seniors. We help struggling families trying to balance caring for aging relatives and keeping up with other family and work responsibilities. Our senior living communities throughout Texas can help with all levels of senior care, including:

  • Short- and Long-Term Respite Care
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Long-term Care

Our goal is to help you give the best care possible and prevent caregiver burnout with our Respite Care services. To answer any questions that you have about what Respite Care is, call 214.227.7182 today to speak with our compassionate staff about our senior Respite Care in Texas.