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Respite Care in Atlanta

The Complete Resource Guide to Finding the Right Respite Care in Atlanta.

RESPITE CARE IN ATLANTA

Many people in the Atlanta area provide uncompensated care for elderly family members or friends in the home. While often necessary and noble, caregiving is not without its downside, as caregiving can be physically and mentally exhausting. ‘Caregiver burnout’ refers to the physical and emotional exhaustion and overwhelming feeling a caregiver experiences with 24/7 responsibilities of caring for a loved one. It is important that the emotional and physical health of the caregiver is recognized, as it affects the entire family.

How does a caregiver get the support needed to carry on the duties of caregiving day to day? Respite Care is an answer for many people who need a short term break or help in the day to day responsibilities. Since not all Respite Care is the same, where can a person turn to find the right respite option for their unique situation? Atlanta Senior Advocates can guide you to the appropriate resource.

RESPITE CARE IN ATLANTA

WHAT IS RESPITE CARE?

Respite Care is care provided in order to give the caregiver a break from the responsibilities of providing care. The emphasis is on giving the caregiver some down time to relax, recharge, and reduce the stress associated with the caregiving routine. This provides temporary but much needed relief for the caregiver and reduces caregiver burnout.

Respite Care provided outside the home is found in adult day programs, residential Personal Care Homes and Assisted Living. In residential Personal Care Homes and Assisted Living Communities, respite stays allow the primary caregiver to have a temporary break while their loved one has watchful assistance and care. Services included in a Respite stay include:

  • Furnished Apartment or Bedroom
  • Meals and Snacks
  • On-site Physical Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Assistance with Bathing, Dressing and Toileting
  • Watchful Oversight
  • Laundry and Room Cleaning
  • Activities and Companionship
  • Transportation
  • Use of Community Amenities

HOW DO I DETERMINE THE TYPE OF RESPITE CARE NEEDED FOR MY UNIQUE SITUATION?

The first step is to decide what you need most….is it time away, an overnight break, time to run errands…do you need periodic breaks or a set schedule of breaks. Are you travelling for work or going on vacation? Is a loved one having surgery? Respite Care can be used to extend or replace a rehabilitation stay.

Respite Care is an affordable stay from 1 to 30 days in an Assisted Living Community or a residential Personal Care Home.

Respite Care is a service that is largely paid for out-of-pocket. In the Atlanta area, charges range from $60 to $200 per day.

IS THERE A RESOURCE TO HELP ME LOCATE THE RIGHT RESPITE CARE IN ATLANTA?

It can be difficult to move through this process, especially since families are under stress and feel overwhelmed or isolated. This is where Atlanta Senior Advocates can help.

Our service is Free. We work on a personal basis with our families because each family’s situation is unique. Our senior living recommendations are highly customized based on an in-depth conversation around lifestyle, care needs, family dynamics, location and financial details. Not only will you find professionals who understand your situation, but you will be guided to key resources in the community and the level of Respite Care most conducive to the identified needs.