ARTICLES / General / Respite:
Enjoy a Guilt-Free Time-Out /
Respite care can be anything from a few hours a week, to
longer periods of up to two weeks or longer in some
cases in order to provide care to a loved one while the
caregiver takes a break. Respite Care provides
caregivers the opportunity to:
Take a vacation.
Have a weekend getaway.
Attend to home or work responsibilities that have been
Recharge their energy to be better prepared to provide
the attention and patience required on a daily basis.
Think about these principals to ensure your guilt-free
I am entitled to take care of myself.
I am worthy of a break.
I am showing my commitment to my caregiver role when I
take steps like respite care to ensure that continued
quality care is delivered to my loved one.
It is OK to relax and enjoy other aspects of my life.
It is OK to take a break and recharge my energies.
It is OK to maintain as much normalcy in my life as
It is OK to continue to dream.
If roles were reversed, there is no question I would
want my loved one to have respite.
It is right and responsible of me to also have respite.