For many Americans, the choice of what to do for an aging family member is simple: family cares for family. According to the AARP, that is true for over 53 million Americans who become the primary caregivers for their senior loved ones. Unfortunately, for DC families who need to juggle the in-home senior care of a loved one with a career and other responsibilities, this can cause stress and even burnout. VMT Home Health Agency has a solution for you: respite care.
What Is Respite Care?
VMT’s respite care provides needed senior care for Washington DC families who need temporary assistance caring for a loved one. These services can be for a few hours, several days, or even a few weeks. Our respite care services are here to help families meet their career and personal obligations, provide a needed break for family caregivers and allow caregivers to see to their own health and needs.
Why Is Respite Care Important?
At VMT Home Health Agency we know: caregiving is work. You care for your senior family member because you love them. That care, however, still takes time, energy, and concentration. If your loved one has a chronic illness, limited mobility, or other special needs, providing care can place an extra burden on you. You find yourself sacrificing social time with friends. You take off time from work to ensure your loved one makes appointments.
It Adds Up Over Time.
It’s important that you still take time for yourself. Whether you need someone to ensure your loved one makes an appointment because you also have an important meeting at work or you just need time to yourself or to visit with friends, respite care is here. It’s not selfish to see to your own needs as well. Self-care will ensure you have the energy to give your loved ones the care you want to give them.
Why Should You Choose VMT Home Health Agency for Respite Care?
Our expert caregivers have been providing in-home services to seniors in Washington, DC for over 35 years. We provide a wide range of senior care services matched to your loved one’s needs. Whether you need assistance with housekeeping, medication management, transportation, or more, we can help you choose the services you need or as long as you need them.
Are You Looking for In-Home Senior Care in Washington DC?
If you’re looking for someone to help with in-home care, whether as a permanent caregiver or for respite care, contact us. We’ll be happy to review our services with you and help match your loved one to one of our expert caregivers.