What is Palliative Care?
When the doctor first utters the words hospice or palliative care, many people freeze. No one wants to hear those words used in reference to their loved one. It’s scary and often families have no idea what this means. Instead of ...
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Do you ever get the feeling that you are working for your home? I am not talking about the many years you spend paying for your home. The question is how often do you find that your home makes every day ...
Respite care provides the family a break from caregiving. It is provided by professionals experienced in dealing with many issues related to chronic illness or other age related issues. Respite care provides short term breaks that relieve stress, restore energy, and promote balance in your life. Working with family members or friends may be difficult, but there are many respite care options and strategies that you may not be aware of.
Using respite care before you become exhausted, isolated, or overwhelmed is ideal, but just anticipating regular relief can become a lifesaver.
Respite can take many forms, but boils down to two basic ideas: sharing the responsibility for caregiving and getting support for yourself. Finding the right balance requires persistence, patience and preparation.
We have provided a list for some of the Colorado respite companies who have experience working with a Parkinson patient. However, we strongly encourage you to interview more than one company to find the best fit for you and your loved one.
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