Are you feeling drained by the long winter with months of COVID-19 restrictions? As the weather warms, and the state moves from yellow to green, the burden of caregiving may weigh even heavier than usual.
People may tell you that taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of your loved one. But when caregiving is so consuming — possibly on top of work and your own family — it’s hard to make it a priority. Or even believe that it’s possible.
Even when you are committed to caring for your loved one at home, respite care can help by caring for your loved one for a short stay of up to 3-5 days.
At the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, we have respite beds available today. We’re working closely with families and making every effort to accommodate family visits during the pandemic either at the beside or directly outside the patient room on the clean and accessible patio.
Get started planning respite hospice care. Call 800.838.9800.
Respite Hospice Care FAQs
- How can I arrange for respite hospice care? Respite hospice care is available to Delaware Hospice patients. To discuss a respite care stay for your loved one, please call 800.838.9800. The most common thing our families say is that they wished they had called sooner. Regular, in-home hospice support can reduce stress on everyone. If your loved one is not yet enrolled in hospice services, please call to discuss how we can support your daily needs as well as providing respite hospice care.
- What is respite hospice care? Respite hospice care is a service of the Delaware Hospice Center to allow you to spend some time with your other loved ones, to rest and restore yourself while we care for your loved one in a beautiful, home like setting.
- How can I use respite hospice care? Hospice respite care can help if you need a break to restore your energy. You may stay local and we will work with you to develop a plan for safe ways to visit your loved one within COVID guidelines. Other families use hospice respite care to attend an important event or spend a few days on vacation, knowing their loved one is safe and cared for by our team.
- Who pays for this care? Care at the Delaware Hospice Center is paid for through your hospice benefit through Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. Patients must be eligible to receive their hospice benefit to stay at the Delaware Hospice Center.
- How long can my loved one stay at the Delaware Hospice Center? At the Delaware Hospice Center, our medical staff will determine with you and your doctor the appropriate length of stay. Routine care patients typically stay for around a week and the length of time respite care patients can stay is worked out with the family based on needs.