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What is respite care?
As a family caregiver, we often put the needs and interests of our loved ones ahead of ourselves, looking after them 24/7. Over time, physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion can lead to caregiver burnout. Besides taking a toll on our health, caregiver burnout also affects the quality of care that our loved one receives, which is why taking regular breaks is important.
With respite care, you can get short-term care support for your loved ones. This allows you to take a break from caregiving to attend to your own needs, from several days to a few weeks at a time.
Services Provided Under Respite Care
Assist with the activities of daily living (ADLs) – eating, bathing, getting dressed, toileting, transferring, and continence.
No more missed doses. Our caregivers can help to remind your loved one to take their pills at the allotted time.
Keep the mind and body active and alert with physical exercises and stimulating brain activities.
Monitor and administer nursing procedures from tube feed and suctioning to injections and wound care.
Care provided through the night to assist with toileting or nursing needs, prevent wandering and reduce fall-risk.
Befriend and engage through conversations, interactive activities and outdoor trips.
Who is respite care for?
All caregivers can benefit from respite care services. If our loved one was recently discharged from a hospital post-surgery, additional care support and expertise can help. When our helper is on home leave, we may not be able to cope with our loved one’s care needs single-handedly. Other times, we may suddenly be caught up in a work or family emergency that requires us to be somewhere else at a short notice. Sometimes, we simply need a break from caregiving and that’s fine too!
Common reasons for engaging respite care
- Caregivers need a break from caregiving
- Caregivers have important commitments to attend to
- Helper goes on home leave
- Caregiver is scheduled for medical treatments
- Families need support with post-hospitalisation care
Types Of Respite Care
Everyone has different reasons for engaging respite care and depending on your unique circumstance, respite care can be personalised to your care needs. Broadly, we can classify respite care into 2 different types:
Emergency respite care is suitable for family caregivers who need to engage respite care at short notice, such as when the caregiver falls ill or when a family or work emergency crops up.
At Homage, you can share your care needs with our Care Advisors and we’ll match you to the most suitable caregiver within 5 working days.
Planned respite care is for caregivers who can foresee and anticipate when they need to engage respite care, such as when the helper is going on home leave or when care is needed post-hospitalisation.
Whether you need short-hour visits or long-term care, we can help. Book care from 1-hour onwards.
Cost of respite care in Malaysia
On average, respite care costs approximately RM100 per day in Malaysia, but care packages and subsidies are available to offset some of the cost.Get Care Now
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Top questions about Respite Care
What are the benefits of respite care?
Respite care is a win-win for both you and your loved one.
Just like the loved one you care for, you deserve and need the same care and support to ensure your well-being. Engaging respite care allows you to have peace of mind as you take a break to recharge and maintain your own physical and mental health, while your loved one receives safe, professional care.
When you return to caregiving, you will feel more refreshed and ready to deliver top-quality care again, which benefits both you and your loved one.
How long can you have respite care?
Respite care is meant to provide short-term caregiving relief for caregivers. Whether you are planning a one-off weeks-long trip or wish to take periodic breaks over the long-term, you can engage respite care.
In fact, you can even engage respite care for just an hour or two, while you run errands or take a short break.
How do I find a suitable respite care option?
In Malaysia, family caregivers can get respite care for their loved ones at senior care centres, nursing homes, or in the comfort of their home.
There are several factors that you should consider when deciding on the arrangement that’s best for you and your loved ones. These include:
- Duration of care
- Level of care required
- Cost of respite care
- Service provider’s availability
- Urgency (wait times for centres may be longer)
- You and your loved one’s preferences
Most importantly, you and your loved one should be comfortable with the arrangement and quality of care received, hence it’s always good to discuss with your loved one before deciding on a particular arrangement. For example, some seniors enjoy socialising with peers so a group setting will be better, but for others who prefer having their own space and the privacy of their own home, home care may be a better option.
What is the shortest duration for a respite care visit?
The duration of a Homage respite care visit starts from just one hour, depending on the family’s preferences and your loved one’s needs.
Does Homage provide 24-hour respite care service?
Yes, we do provide 24-hour respite care services at home. Two Homage Care Professionals will be scheduled for the visits, and care will be split into 12-hour shifts to support you and your loved one round-the-clock each day.
What are Homage respite care packages?
We have interim to longer-term respite care packages with varying care durations so that you and your loved one can find a care package which best fit your needs and preferences. Respite care packages can also help save up to 20% for multiple care sessions. Reach out to our Care Advisors by email at [email protected] or call us at 016 299 2188 for more details.
How fast will I receive the respite care service?
Once you have confirmed that you will like to engage Homage’s respite care service, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 5 working days.
Who will be providing the respite care?
Homage Care Professionals will be caring for your loved one while you are away. They are Malaysians who are passionate and dedicated to delivering quality elderly care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers and licensed nurses from all walks of life.
Can 1 Care Professional care for 2 people at the same time?
To ensure you or your loved one receives undivided attention and care, each care recipient will be matched to a dedicated Care Professional who fits their needs and preference. If there are 2 individuals in the same home who needs care, a Care Professional would be present to care for each recipient respectively.
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