Caring for a loved one is a demanding task, both physically and emotionally especially if your loved one requires attention 24/7. Sometimes caregivers themselves may have medical appointments, social activities or other important commitments. The foreign domestic helper may also go on leave. Besides, a caregiver might also need a break as attending to someone round the clock is not an easy task. Respite care can help caregivers get the break they need. Without a break, caregivers may face burnout and in the long run their quality of life as well as that of the care recipient will be affected.
Respite Care, also known as short-term care, allows caregivers to get temporary relief from caregiving. This would be for a short period - from few hours a day to a few weeks, for instance, if caregivers need to travel overseas.
We provide in home respite care and centre-based respite care. There are three main types of respite care available.
If you need extra help to look after your loved one at home, when your domestic helper is away on home leave, or if you need to go for your own medical appointment and run errands, our Home Care team has you covered with home personal care services. Our dedicated Care Associates can help your loved one with their activities of daily living (ADLs), companionship and exercise in the comfort of your own home, while you step out for a much needed break.
If your loved one requires specialised help, our nurses, therapists and doctors are also available for home respite care.
For seniors who require supervision or assistance in their ADLs, they can join us at our Day Centres for Seniors for just a few days a week. We provide exercises and programmes designed to offer cognitive stimulation and help maintain your loved one's physical functions.
Enquire directly with Senior Day Care for short-term respite care arrangements.
Other flexible care arrangements, such as our 3-hour Fun with Friends programme specially designed for seniors with mild dementia, or an exclusive home-based online DayCare+ programme are also available to keep your loved ones engaged and active while you get the respite you need. We also offer our Care on Sundays programme where seniors can enjoy activities at selected Day Centres for Seniors even during weekends.
For seniors who require assistance in most ADLs and have high nursing care needs where family members or caregivers are needed at night, they can consider our nursing homes. At our nursing homes, seniors who are bedbound or require round-the-clock assistance can receive the care they need. Our facilities have been designed to provide a welcoming and safe environment, while our friendly care concierges serve as a single point of contact for you and your loved one.
We provide both government-subsidised care as well as private respite care services. Clients interested in private respite care may register your interest here.
Admissions are subject to the availability of bed spaces.
The time range for residents who are admitted to our nursing homes for respite care is flexible, from a day to more.
Pre-enrolment does not guarantee placement at our centres but can shorten the time for care activation when respite is needed. Placement is subject to available vacancies at your selected senior day care or nursing home, and no significant changes to your medical condition from the point of pre-enrolment.
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