Respite care is a term that is often misunderstood, as many do not realize that respite care requires that the person being cared for be brought to the location where respite care services are provided. So what’s the difference between respite care and Beacon Care Senior Care? Let’s start with some definition.
noun: respite care
- temporary institutional care of a dependent elderly, ill, or handicapped person, providing relief for their usual caregivers.
verb: beacon care
- to Love, Serve, and Care for a dependent or independent elderly, ill, or handicapped person regardless of their location, providing peace of mind and rest for families.
Respite Care Facilities
This can include adult day centers, and residential programs. Families will normally do research and choose which facility they think is the best for the money available.
Adult Day Centers
Are a one-size-fits-all approach to caring for your loved ones. Adult Day Centers typically operate with limited daytime business hours and are not open at night or on weekends. Meals, socialization, education, and game activities are normally provided. This allows the caregiver to go to work during the day while their loved one is being cared for.
Are what some like to call group homes, nursing homes or other specialized facilities. Many times patients are cared for 24-hours a day. These are normally very expensive, and the cost will only increase as the needs progress.