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

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 work for this team and it’s a wonderful team , great communication and support for our clients, their family members and our caring team of staff .”

Antoinette G.

“Ken and Bonnie are wonderful people to help care for your loved ones. their staff was so caring to my mother and so nice to my family I highly recommend them to take care of your loved ones. I think there ought to be more than just five stars to give them”

Mark A.

“Ken and Bonnie were wonderful to work with. They were able to provide my mother with care and a very short notice. Their staff was some of the most caring people that I’ve ever met. Not only were they wonderful to my mother but also to my family. I would highly recommend using them.”

Mark A.

“Very professional and welcoming people so I would definitely recommend my friends and family to Always Best Care in Boerne.”

Laurie K.

“The owner is so understanding and supportive of how I want my loved ones cared for. He and his staff actually listen to what I would like done for my parents. Very thoughtful, very professional and very caring. It’s such a relief to have help in caring for my loved ones”

Kristen B.

“ALWAYS BEST CARE is certainly a warm & caring business owned & operated by Ken Thomas. I certainly would recommend them for you or your loved ones excellent care.”

Shirley S.

“Kenneth is kind, patient, experienced and knowledgeable. We are thankful to him for all his efforts and for going above and beyond.”

Chae S.

“For those who are searching for qualified caregivers for their loved ones, contact Ken Thomas at Always Best Care Senior Services. Mr. Thomas provides an authentic and professional guiding hand when discussing available services for your precious senior family members. When it is time for a beloved senior to receive assistance, Mr. Thomas understands the importance of providing trustworthy and quality support.”

Melissa C.

“Ken leads his Always Best Care Senior Services Agency with compassion for his clients and their families. He is a local senior care expert and leader in his community. If you are need of assistance in navigating your local senior care options, then do not hesitate to give Ken a call!”

Kelly B.

“Kenneth is knowledgeable and trustworthy. I can’t recommend him enough. You’re in good hands with Kenneth.”

Chae S.

“I will be forever grateful for the love you showered upon us and my grandmother”

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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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