Care Share Services:

 

What are “Care Share Services?”
Care Share Services are an essential part of the overall support that families may need to keep their loved one with a disability or chronic illness at home. Care Share Services are geared to individual family and guest needs by identifying the type of care that is needed by the individual and matching the need to the services available.

Care Share Services are a vital service- a necessity, for guests, care givers and families. We recognize that all individuals require some relaxation, diversion and the security of knowing that their loved one is safe and happy. Families can be comforted in knowing that our Care Share program provides the highest quality of care in a comfortable environment, with caring staff. Because our Services are oriented toward meeting the needs of the guest and the entire family, everyone can relax and trust that their loved one is in good hands.

Families need an uncomplicated, easily accessible means of arranging Care Share services to suit their wants and needs. Our program offers this ease with the peace of mind that your loved one is in good hands and you can get some time for true relaxation.

Families can feel confident about the reliability of the person watching and caring for their loved one.

The Care Share Program offers families and guests RESPITE time away from each other for:

 

  • Relaxation: Respite time gives families peace of mind, helps them relax, and renews their humor and their energy;

  • Enjoyment: Respite allows families to enjoy favorite pastimes and pursue new activities;

  • Stability: Respite improves the family’s ability to cope with daily responsibilities and maintain stability during crisis;

  • Preservation: Respite helps preserve the family unit and lessens the pressures that might lead to institutionalization, or potential neglect or abuse;

  • Involvement: Respite allows families and guests to become involved in other activities and feel less isolated;

  • Time Off: Respite allows families to take that needed vacation, spend time together and time alone; and

  • Enrichment: Respite makes it possible for family members and guests to establish individual identities and enrich their own growth and development.

 

Care Share Services refers to short term, temporary care provided to people with disabilities in order that their families can take a break for the daily routine of care giving. Care Share Services may sometimes involve overnight care for an extended period of time or short stays overnight.

One of the important purposes of Care Share Services is to give family members time and temporarily relieve from the stress they may experience while providing continuous care and supervision to their family member.

The benefits are numerous, but not always obvious. Providing a break in the daily routine, may help caregivers avoid burnout, stress and fatigue. Periodic Care Share Services can help caregivers relax for a while and come back revitalized and better able to care for their loved one.

Care Share Services not only provide caregivers a break, but also gives the care recipient a change in their daily routine and offers opportunities to build new relationships.

Care Share services are helpful to caregivers if they use it before they become exhausted, isolated, and overwhelmed by their responsibilities. Care Share Services can be beneficial to both the caregiver and the care receiver.

Care Share can give the caregiver the time and assistance needed to meet personal needs as well as other responsibilities.


Contact Social Services ext. 261 for more information ~ Or call for a tour from our friendly staff