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


“In what was a tremendously difficult last few years caring for my mom with dementia, we burned through multiple agencies and aides. Only at the end did we find unmatched compassion and competence with Alan and his team of aides at Always Best Care. A lot of times the whole experience felt overwhelming, disjointed and end of life care system just plain broken. They were the one shining bright spot. Our family would recommend them in the highest order.”

steven G.

“This is a 5 star company. Their name is perfect. Always Best Care. The care givers for my mom in her final months were gracious, considerate, compassionate and professional. I spoke with Alan many times telling him how thankful i was to have him and the outstanding service his company provided to my mother. My highest recommendation to Alan and his staff at Always Best Care.”

Kenneth B.

“Amy Crowley at ABC Senior Services did a terrific job helping me find a suitable assisted living place for my Mom. She presented an array of good choices, gave me some very good advice about things to look for when I checked them out, responded quickly and completely to every question I had, and did all of this in the hurry done urgent circumstances required. No hard sell, just good knowledgeable work.”

Robert G.

“I highly recommend Always Best Care. We needed someone to help mom get back on her feet again after hip surgery and to be her companion for three weeks during Covid quarantine as she moved from rehab center back to her senior living apartment. All services were provided with the highest level of kindness, compassion and dignity and we are truly grateful for the help.”

Gregg F.

“Professional and reliable in-home caregivers”

Keisha H.

“Professional and reliable in-home caregivers.”

Deirdre B.

“Please welcome the newest Connecticut office of Always Best Care to Norwalk and Lower Fairfield County. If you know a loved one in need of care, please visit our website or call us anytime for a free no-obligation expert consultation.”

Alan L.
Ready To Answer Your Questions

Respite Care FAQs

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Respite care is temporary alternative care of an elderly, disabled, or sick individual. Caring for a loved one can be stressful and overwhelming, especially if the caregiver works a full-time job and juggles other responsibilities. Over time, caregiver burnout can result in diminished quality of care and even sickness from overworking. Respite care is a common solution to this problem.

According to AARP, over 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. All too often, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression.

Respite care services give family members and unpaid caregivers a short-term break from providing care. This integral service, which benefits both seniors and family caregivers, can be arranged for a few hours or even a few days, depending on their 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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