If you are asking yourself “What is respite care?” you may be interested to learn that the definition of respite means a delay or cessation for a time, especially of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief. For memory support caregivers, a respite is very much needed from time to time.
Memory care facilities provide care for those with cognitive issues, memory loss and dementia. Those services include supervision, meals, personal hygiene, social activities, companionship, and more. Some caregivers are surprised to learn that many facilities that provide memory care to full-time residents also provide short-term memory care. This can provide caregivers, who suffer from high rates of burn out and exhaustion, with the support they and their loved one need.
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