Adult Day-Care Can Help Caregivers Take a Vacation
Happy Independence Day!
We hope you’re having a wonderful one. Speaking of holidays … when’s the last time you had a vacation? If you care for an elderly parent, taking time off may be difficult. There are options for help, though, such as family and in-home care. But you don’t have to have someone at your home 24/7 if you give your parent an outing too.
At the website for the Northern Michigan Review, a nurse suggests considering adult day-care when you’re thinking about a vacation:
Check into adult day care services which are available Monday through Friday during the day 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in your area and then you only need someone to sleep overnight. Adult care services do private pay but are reasonably priced. Explore medical insurance plans for care management or long term care insurance for what they will provide for adult day care or respite.
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.