Case Study | The Critical Role of Respite in Home-Based Care

Informal caregivers provide up to 24 hours of care per week, leaving little time for mental or physical respite breaks. This intensity can lead to burnout and exhaustion, negatively impacting both the caregiver and the care recipient.

Even when respite is present and funded (such as in CMS’ GUIDE model), it isn’t enough to fully support the mental and physical breaks caregivers frequently need. This is where community-sourced, informal respite support is crucial.

Download our latest case study to learn how the ianacare platform encourages and facilitates this type of support for caregivers and their families.

 
Key Takeaways:
  • Only 22% of caregivers utilize respite care support
  • Many caregivers experience barriers to accessing respite care, including a lack of awareness of options available to them, social and cultural stigmas, and more
  • Respite care helps to prevent caregiver burnout, exhaustion, and depression, resulting in better health outcomes and reduced healthcare costs

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