Short term care provides temporary relief for a primary caregiver, enabling you to take a much-needed break from the demands of caregiving a sick, aging, or disabled family member. The idea is simple: Care for yourself so you can care for your loved ones.
Short term care can take place in your own home, at day-care centers, or at residential or nursing facilities that offer overnight stays.
Whether it’s for just a few hours a week or an extended vacation, seeking short term care can help ease the burden of family caregiving and help to relieve stress, restore your energy, and promote balance in your life.
It can also prevent you from becoming exhausted, isolated, or even burned out. Short term care can benefit the person you’re caring for, too, providing them with variety, stimulation, and a welcome change of routine.