In order to maintain the healthy relationship between the caregiver and loved one, caregivers often use the time that respite care gives them to take a “caregiver vacation”. Respite care means a break for the caregiver so that they are able to recharge and rejuvenate themselves. These breaks range from a day, weeks to several months, depending on your specific needs. Caregivers can have peace of mind that in their absence their loved ones are receiving the care they need.
At R.A.W. Caregiver Support Network we understand the need to look after yourself before looking after another. We see far to many burnt-out caregivers on a daily bases. Therefore we have developed a respite care program that is free to all Collingwood & surrounding area caregivers to use. We provide 2 hours a week/ free respite care services (in your home) by our professional team of volunteers. If you need more time during the week we offer very affordable prices to add on hours of care.
So don't feel trapped in your caregiving situation, go on a walk, a date with your other half, lunch with friends or a game of golf. We recommend caregivers do an activity that is dear to them during this time allowing our other services to come into play to help with all the chores (errand runs, housekeeping, laundry, meals dropped off to your doorstep) so that you can feel like yourself again.
If you are not in our area, please seek out your communities respite care programs!
Hello! As a caregiver, mother and social service worker I have learned many life lessons through hands on experience. My dream for you is to make your journey through caregiving a cherished one.