What is Respite?
Respite Care provides caregivers a temporary break, or time of relief, from their care giving duties. It is ideal for family caregivers in need of a break for vacation or other travel or for loved ones needing assistance in recovering from a health circumstance or life transition.
Respite Care also serves to provide a break from the constant physical and emotional stress of caring for a person with 24/7 needs, such as a person with Alzheimer’s disease, related dementia, cognitive and physical impairment, such as those related to Parkinson disease, and disability.
Caregivers often develop stress-related illnesses such as heart disease, hypertension, or ulcers. An occasional break allows an exhausted caregiver to regroup, both physically and emotionally, and to find the strength to carry on.
Respite for Persons with Parkinson Disease and Caregivers
Fresh River Healthcare specializes in providing respite care service to patients with movement disorders, such as Parkinson and Huntington disease, and those with memory care needs and provides a safe, secure, reliable and temporary location for loved one to receive this care.
Fresh River’s respite program provides appropriate and needed care for the person with Parkinson’s, and will also provide peace of mind for the caregiver. To know their loved one is being cared for by staff that is highly trained in the disease, both its motor and non-motor symptoms, allows the caregiver to truly rest and focus on themselves for a period of time.
There are many sources of funding for Respite Care, making the service accessible and affordable. Let us assist you in connecting to resources by calling iCentral Admissions at (860) 812-0788 or see below.
To check basic eligibility in the greater Hartford area, call North Central Area Agency on Aging at (860) 724-6443 and ask for the Respite Care Coordinator. Tell them you are interested in services at Fresh River Healthcare.
Parkinson Disease Program
Comprehensive and Holistic Care and Rehabilitation
Huntington's Disease Program
Fresh River Healthcare Center and UConn Health -- A Program Partnership
Behavioral Health Program - Secure Unit
Respite Care Services
Including Specialty Respite for Persons with Parkinson Didease
NeuroGym Therapy and Rehab Equipment
Maintain and improve functional independence, strength, coordination and balance
Greater Hartford Memory Care Center
Compassionate care and support for those affected by cognitive decline and memory loss
Distinctive Dining and Dietary Services
Signature Food Service Experience
Touchpoints Therapy: Rehabilitation Services
Sub-Acute and Skilled Nursing Specialty Programs
Social Services and Discharge Planning