By Erin Gregson, Director of Operations and Co-owner of TLC Companion Care.
This blog entry focuses on the benefits of respite care — care that allows family members to take a break. We at TLC pride ourselves on providing personalized, hands-on care so that family caregivers can feel comfortable leaving a TLC caregiver with their loved one while taking much needed time for themselves.
In my day-to-day dealings for TLC Companion Care, I talk to a lot of people and I am always surprised at how few people even know that companion care exists. My aim is to spread the word about the benefits of companion care for the older adult community and their families. Our goal is to keep people in their homes for as long as possible with the help of caring companions to assist them with their day to day activities and keep them enjoying life!
Respite care allows for family caregivers to get a break from the daily routine of caregiving whether to take a much-needed vacation or just a few hours of time off. Respite is often referred to as “a gift of time.” (more…)