A Change of Pace

Respite Care Services

Take some time off while we care for your loved ones

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Always Best Care of Albuquerque & Rio Rancho

Respite Care Services

Supporting you and your loved ones


The Break You Deserve

Whether it’s for an extended period of time or just a few hours per week, respite care can help ease the overwhelming responsibility of caregiving

A Change of Pace for Your Loved Ones

Because social interaction is great for mental health, your Always Best Care respite provider will engage with your loved one, sparking conversation, and encouraging mental stimulation

Planned or Unplanned

Whether you require respite care for a specific day of the week or have a last-minute travel requirement, we will cater to your schedule as needed

Respite Care Costs

Respite services charge by the hour or by the number of days or weeks that services are provided


“I’ve been with Always Best Care, Vacaville, about a year and a half and I am very pleased with the service. Their Caregivers are very kind and competent helpers. I would recommend this service to anyone and I have recommend this service to several of my friends.”

Linda B.

“Here’s what I posted on Google and Facebook: Life would have been a lot harder without Always Best Care in my life, I have COPD and I am on oxygen full time at level 4 so doing daily chores are out question without my caregiver Ricci Anthony who has been taking tremendous care of me for 3 years this August 2022 and I thank God everyday for him. Every time he arrives he immediately says Hi checks in with me to see how I am doing. As well as, every time he departs I thank him for all that he does for me and I tell him I love him Ricci replies in same likeness. Ricci and I are incredible friends, it’s closer to a dad and son relationship. We’re both strong Christian me. As for Chelsea who does Intake and is the Schedules for Always Best Care equally an amazing individual. Don’t let her young age fool you on the contrary she is a powerhouse. She’s highly a professional, she’s industrious, highly intelligent, she’s a great friend and you can always depend on her to be in support for you. Always Best Care is always best care.”

Michael W.

“ABC is absolutely amazing! The staff is very caring and very friendly. always go above and beyond. They have great communication between Clients and Staff.”

Rebecca G.

“Always Best Care is the best! Darlene and her team are exceptional and provide excellent service to their clients. I thoroughly enjoy working with them. Call them today for all your home care needs!”

Steven J.

“Kathy McClure is a problem solver. She assisted us on Long Term Care Reimbursement and took us thru the process smoothly.”

Patrick M.

“I was very satisfied with the professional care Always Best care provided to my father. Our caregiver was fantastic to work with and always easy to reach when I had any questions. Always Best Care and their staff showed so much care and compassion towards my father, I always knew they were taking excellent care of them. I would highly recommend them to any family.”

Santiago T.

“Nate and Charlene are the best in their field. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and your company.”

Jesse S.

“Dave and his staff go above and beyond with their care. They all take special interest with their clients. Also a very helpful resource in future planning and current ideas. Trust your parents to these people – they will not let you down.”

Bill H.
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Respite Care FAQs

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Respite care is a service that provides an opportunity for family caregivers to relieve stress, restore their energy and promote balance in their lives, all while knowing that their loved one is being taken care of. Respite care is a service designed to give family caregivers a period of rest (or “respite”) from the daily responsibility of caring for their loved ones. The respite period can vary depending on a family’s needs and benefits but often range from a few hours to a few days or weeks. Care can be provided at home in a healthcare facility, or at an assisted living facility.

Respite care can be a lifeline for family caregivers and their loved ones. This type of home care typically involves short-term or temporary caregiving visits. These visits make it possible for family caregivers to take time away from unpaid caregiving duties—without compromising the quality of care received by their loved ones.

One of the primary reasons families choose respite care is to prevent caregiver burnout. According to AARP’s 2020 Caregiving in the U.S. report, there were 47.9 million family caregivers, and 12% of those were caring for a spouse or partner. Respite care is an excellent way for these caregivers to take a step back and relax while knowing their loved one is in good hands.

Family caregivers often suffer from poor health due to stress and lack of time to properly care for themselves. The good news is even short periods of respite can make a big difference in a caregiver’s physical and mental health.

Respite care can also be used when a caregiver works outside of the home, goes out of town or on vacation, runs errands, undergoes surgery or a medical procedure.

In-home respite care can substantially reduce your risk of burnout and make caring for your loved one more manageable. If you need time to rest and recuperate, Always Best Care Senior Services can provide care services to your loved one while you spend time caring for yourself. If the daily or weekly routine of caregiving has become overwhelming, we can perform regular respite visits to reduce your workload.

In-home respite care from Always Best Care Senior Services can include a wide range of caregiving services.

Some of the most common tasks performed by our respite caregivers include:

  • Laundry
  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication reminders
  • Assistance with activities of daily living (such as dressing, grooming, and bathing)
  • Companionship and entertainment

In most cases, respite care is provided on a short-term or temporary basis. However, respite visits can also be performed on a routine basis on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly schedule. Our flexible approach to care planning and scheduling is designed to make sure you and your loved one get the respite care services you need.

Whether you need respite home care for just a few hours a week or every day, Always Best Care Senior Services can meet your needs. Even if you just want a caregiver to sit with your friend or family while you run errands worry-free, we’ll be there. If you are going on vacation or need a little time to rest, we’ll make sure you have the help you need by making changes to scheduling when you are ready. 24-hour care is available as well for those with greater needs.

As the primary caregiver for your parent or loved one, it’s likely safe to say that you’re dealing with a lot of stress. Finding time to care for your loved one can be challenging, especially when you have a family, a full-time job, and other responsibilities to handle. Unfortunately, stress can catch up with you if you don’t take some time off. That doesn’t mean you have to go on an extended vacation – sometimes, a couple of hours of rest is all you need.

If you’re experiencing burnout from being a primary caregiver, respite care might be the best solution for you and your family.

Here are just a few benefits of using respite care services:

  • Stress relief
  • A chance to get a full night’s sleep
  • Time to bond with other family members like children, siblings, and spouses
  • An opportunity to run errands or go on a vacation to refresh your spirit

If you are a family caregiver, we understand that you may struggle with the notion of leaving your aging parent or loved one in somebody else’s care. We believe that trust is a vital aspect of caregiving, and without it, all parties may suffer.

Caring for your family members is a serious job. As such, we make sure that all of our respite care providers are thoroughly vetted, trained, and insured. You can rest easy knowing that your parent or family member will receive high quality care from highly qualified caregivers.

To help ease your anxiety, we recommend scheduling a care consultation to speak to your local Always Best Care representative. During this care consultation, we will take as much time as necessary to answer your questions and walk you through the respite care process.

Yes, we do. As humans, one of our most basic needs revolves around companionship and socialization. The need to engage with other humans doesn’t change as we age.

Unfortunately, it can be more difficult for seniors to go see friends and engage with other people due to mobility problems and other issues. That’s where companionship services come in. If you’re planning to take a short break and want to make sure your senior’s routines are followed, companionship care is a great solution.

Common non-medical companionship services include:

  • Dusting, cleaning, organizing, and other light household cleaning chores
  • Meal planning, preparation, and cleanup
  • Washing, drying, folding, and hanging up clothes
  • Driving to appointments or running errands
  • Socialization and activities like playing cards or board games

Yes, absolutely.

A caregiver’s primary goal is to provide your loved one with the companionship, assistance, and care they need most. We work closely with all our clients to discover the level of companion care their senior needs. If you can’t oversee daily tasks or planned activities, caregivers are more than capable of filling in until you return.

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