Seeking support and maintaining your own health are key to managing your role as a caregiver, so it is not selfish to need time to yourself. If you are overwhelmed by the daily grind of caregiving, your patience and compassion will wear thin, you will find it harder to connect with the person you are caring for, and you will probably both feel unfulfilled. After a break to recharge your batteries, though, you will feel more energetic, focused, and reinvigorated about your caregiving role. You may even be able to pick up tips on new ways to tackle common problems you face as a caregiver, helping to make the caregiving journey a more enjoyable and rewarding experience for both you and the loved one in your care.
At OCEC Foundation we offer respite through our residential program, to offer temporary care for varying lengths of time. We provide emergency and planned overnight services, allowing caregivers 24-hour relief. At OCEC foundation we offer temporary relief to caregivers to improve family stability and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect. Respite can be planned or offered during emergencies or times of crisis. Respite may be available to foster, kinship, and adoptive families, as well as birth families in need of support.