What is Respite Care?
Respite care is a special name for a short-term break for caregivers who look after someone who is intellectually, developmentally or mentally disabled.
Respite care can provide much-needed support, whether you need services during an emergency, want a chance to recharge privately, need assistance caring for your loved one while you catch up on your to-do list, or simply want to spend quality time with other family members.
Taking care of your loved one is a very rewarding and enriching experience, but even the most loving caregivers sometimes need help. Respite care assists primary caregivers by providing loving staff to care for their dependents while they focus on other matters.
How does Respite Care at Bello Machre work?
Respite Care is an add-on service to Personal Supports that provides planned or emergency relief for primary caregivers.
We can arrange for community-based or in-home care for an extended period of time, up to 21 days.
3,137 – The number of Respite Care Services hours we provided last year.
Types of Respite Care
At Bello Machre, respite care will be provided in one of two places: in your loved one’s home or in the home of their Personal Supports staff.
How Long Does Respite Care Last?
The length of respite care can be flexible and is often structured around your needs. Whether you need support overnight, a few days, or every week, Bello Machre’s Support Services program provides flexible options that provide you the comfort of knowing your loved one is cared for and safe.
Asking for support through respite care can lead to long-term relationships and enriching activities for your loved ones. After Pat reached out to Bello Machre’s Personal Supports Services team, her daughter found a whole new community at Bello Machre.
“Bello Machre was there for our family during a very difficult time. Help was truly a phone call away. I called and, within an hour, they had a plan,” shares Pat. “The team quickly made arrangements to care for my daughter so I could be with my husband in the hospital during those long days.”
Now, Pat’s daughter goes bowling, attends holiday dances, volunteers, and spends time with her friends at Bello Machre. “We develop powerful, positive relationships with a family so they can stay intact longer,” notes Danielle Ierardi, Director of Community Services.
As you plan for the future of your loved one, respite care provides a good look into the other services Bello Machre provides. Danielle explains, “We can also be an introduction, when a family is ready, for more intensive services. We hope the bonds we establish will help make transitions into residential & group home services a little bit easier.”
We’re Here To Help
Contact us to learn more about our Respite & Personal Supports Services.