Many families take great joy and pride in caring for dependent elders or others with developmental disabilities. There may come a time, however when travel plans, emergencies or “taking a break” makes temporary, short-term residential care not only expedient but a necessary blessing. In such circumstances, Mary Ann Morse can provide 24-hour care seven days a week, managing even the most complex health and personal care issues.
Respite care offers a break for families and caregivers, and these “respites” are often beneficial to the health of the caregivers. In a recent survey conducted by the Commonwealth Fund many families caring for older or dependent adults reported fair or poor health.
Respite helps to sustain family caregiver health and wellbeing, often avoiding or delaying referrals to congregate care centers such as nursing homes and assisted living residences. Another research report showed that interim, or respite care may also reduce the likelihood of divorce and help sustain marriages.
“Caring for the caregiver” is yet one more way that Mary Ann Morse demonstrates its commitment to dignity, respect and compassion.
Contact us today to learn more about these convenient, respite and interim care services.