Relief/Respite Care

Caring for a loved one can be a 24 Hour job, and like any job, it is important to take a break. Respite is a special name given to short term care designed to give people caring for loved one’s assistance and some “time off”. 

Respite has benefits for both the caregiver and the patient! While caregiving for a loved one can be rewarding it can also be exhausting. Respite is there to support you as the primary caregiver as well as giving you extra time to yourself with peace of mind that your loved one is safe and sound. The patient also benefits from having a new friendly face around. Taking respite breaks allows the caregiver to rest and reduce the risk of burnout which in turn helps them provide even better care to their loved one. Caregivers may be hesitant to use Respite services, as they believe no one can better take care of their loved one. This is a normal response, but at Nurses on Demand, we assure you they will have the best care possible. Your loved one will feel less isolated as will the caregiver who is able to leave the house more frequently. Respite breaks can be as long or short as you need them to be. Nurses on Deman can set up respite care for a few hours daily, a whole day, every few days, or even every few weeks. We encourage you to contact us to better discuss your respite needs.