How can you take a break when there’s no break from caring?
It is a wonderful, beautiful expression of love and gratitude to be the caregiver for an aging parent or relative. Those who gave so much through the years may now need daily help to function and be safe. And now it's you who wants to be there for them. Sometimes, being a good caregiver, though, is realizing you may need a breather. It is not the only hat you wear, after all. There are many reasons why families choose MediLodge of Richmond Respite Care for their loved ones when they need us.
The home-like atmosphere, combined with the most advanced medical attention, makes us a comfortable choice for everyone involved. Often, the discharge date is postponed by the patients themselves. They enjoy the social scene and our custom tailored programs so much that they decide to stay longer!
Sometimes, patients try Respite Care for the sole purpose of seeing if they would even like it. We accommodate any "testing of the waters" arrangement that makes you comfortable.
Or, perhaps your loved one suffered a fall or recently had surgery, and you are worried. How will you know how to take care of them at home? Our 24-hour skilled nursing care services and top-rated physical therapy program will get your lives all back on track.
Can Respite Care Be Arranged for Alzheimer or Dementia Patients?
Families that are facing an Alzheimer's or dementia diagnosis are already dealing with hard-to-face realities on a day-to-day basis. The constant worry takes its toll. Respite care is especially important for those who often can't help themselves, or just can't remember to.
Studies have proven that the goals made possible through programs like MediLodge of Richmond Respite Care are more needed than ever. The long-lasting gains for not only caregivers but also for all the family members involved make MediLodge of Richmond your choice for quality care.