Respite Care Services

Get what you need, when it’s needed, only for as long as you need it.

The IHPS Respite Care program allows families to receive temporary in home care for any length of time. The program was developed to provide non-medical care to those in need due to recent illness, change in condition, hospitalization, or even just care while family caregivers are away on vacation. This family flexible program means there are no penalties for increasing, decreasing or even canceling care at any time.

Often times, family and friends can provide assistance to help them remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Eventually there will come a point that these volunteers will need time for themselves to relax, work, or take care of other responsibilities. This is where respite care services can be helpful. Respite care can provide family and friends a much needed break they need, and also ensures that their loved one is still getting care that they need.

Generally speaking, in home respite care involves the following four types of services for the more impaired older person:

  • Companion services to help the family caregiver supervise, entertain, or just visit with the senior when he or she is lonely and wants company.
  • Homemaker services to assist with housekeeping chores, preparing meals, or shopping.
  • Personal care services to help the aged individual bathe, get dressed, go to the bathroom, and/or exercise.
  • Skilled care services to assist the family caregiver in tending to the senior’s medical needs, such as when administering medications.

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