What is “respite care”? Respite care is when a caregiver provides temporary relief, or respite, for the normal caregiver. It’s important for full time caregivers to have periodic respite. It increases enjoyment and reduces stress and the risk of burnout.
Full-time caregivers often use me for respite care. What does this look like? It varies depending on the situation. Maybe your spouse has mild Alzheimer’s and you are his full time caregiver. He can be left alone for a short time but not an extended time. You hire me twice a week for 2 hours to provide respite companionship while you run errands and get much needed you-time. Maybe you only use me periodically when you go to medical appointments or have other longer outings. A great feature of using SeniorAsset is that I’m happy to work with you to meet current needs and to change our schedule as needs change.
Respite care must fall under the scope of other services. I’m happy to be a respite companion, prepare food, or take your loved one somewhere. However, I can’t provide personal care, such as assistance with bathing and grooming.
THE TEAM (JUST ME)
Tyler grew up in South Carolina and came to Minnesota to attend college. After graduating from Carleton College with a degree in Economics in 2014, Tyler worked for several years as a Systems Analyst for a manufacturing company. Tyler got a concussion that didn't get better several years ago and was forced to change careers to something involving less computer time. He met a friend of a friend, who convinced him to start SeniorAsset.
Tyler has over 2 years of experience as a caregiver. He's dementia-certified through the Alzheimer's Association and is CPR, AED, and First Aid certified through Red Cross. Tyler has managed his own health issues and can relate better to those further in the aging process than most people his age. He has experience working with a variety of senior clients, including:
Serving those with Alzheimer's / dementia, including companionship (chatting, play games, etc.) and providing respite for full-time caregivers.
Providing assistance with technology, including setting up auto-pay, transferring information from old I-Pads to new ones, and setting up cordless home phones.
Other activities such as cooking and providing round trip transportation to medical appointments.
When Tyler isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and friends, watching college football, and getting outdoors.