What is it Exactly?
Respite Care Services in Maine are a short-term care that allows caregivers or family members to take a break from daily caregiving responsibilities. It is a service that provides temporary care to children and adults with, disabilities, chronic disease or terminal illness. Caregiving can be a very demanding responsibility and cause a possible “caregiver burnout.” This care service allows caregivers to take a much-needed break to relax, to take care of other responsibilities or to recharge.
Respite Care in Maine is also known as short-term care, in-home respite, emergency respite and sitter-companion services. Generally, Respite Care provides assistance with activities of daily living like eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, and minor house chores.
There are two types of Respite Care programs in Maine : In-Home Respite Care and Out-of-Home Respite Care. The duration of respite care can vary from several hours to several weeks depending on the needs of the caregiver or family member and the family’s budget.
In-Home Respite Care in Maine is a short-term care provided in a person’s home occasionally or regularly. This type of care is more popular as it enables the patient to be more relaxed since care is given in a familiar environment – the patient’s own home. Family members, friends, private non-profit agencies and volunteer groups for seniors typically provide home-based respite care services in Maine.
In-Home Respite Care may also include the following services: companionship, homemaker, and assistance with activities of daily living. Skilled care services may also be available for those patients with medical needs.
Out-of-Home Respite Care service in Maine allows the caregiver or the family member to leave the patient at a care facility outside of the home. The same type of services in the In-Home Respite Care apply, however, family members will need to bring their loved one to the actual care facility.
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