Taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s and dementia can be a difficult task – this is especially so when dementia has progressed into an advanced stage. The stress placed on caregivers has only increased due to the COVID pandemic. Now there’s the added worry of having guests over or having different caregivers can be quite risky. Placing your loved ones in a safe facility for a short or extended period of time can grant some much-needed peace of mind.

What is respite care?

Everyone deserves a rest. Respite care allows caregivers to take a break from caring for their loved ones while the person with Alzheimer’s continues to receive care in a secure setting. Respite programs can help you support and enhance your capacity to care for others.

The following are some of the benefits of respite care: 

  • A chance to relax or spend time with other friends and relatives. 
  • It’s time to run errands like shopping, exercising, getting a haircut, or seeing the doctor. 
  • Knowing that the person with dementia is spending time with other loving people provides comfort and peace of mind.

Respite care services can allow a person with dementia to do the following: 

  • Interact with people who are going through similar things. 
  • Spend time in a supportive and safe atmosphere. 
  • Participate in activities that are tailored to your specific talents and requirements.


Holiday Respite Care for those living with dementia or Alzheimer’s

Holiday seasons, which are meant to be a relaxing occasion, can be extremely stressful for caregivers. Bringing the family together, whether to celebrate or just to relax, can be quite a difficult time for caregivers ultimately leading to an increase in anxiety and depression levels. However, there are care options that can minimize the stress placed on caregivers. They might want to take a period to travel somewhere or take a holiday away, with the knowledge that their loved one is well taken care of.

Livewell Estate is one such Alzheimer’s and dementia care option. Livewell is a great option for both providing full-time care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients as well as for providing short-term care for caregivers who wish to take a little break from their responsibilities. 

Livewell Estate offers respite care

Livewell Estates is a comfortable environment, which provides long-term care for people with dementia in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Livewell recognized a great need for additional support to help families caring for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia within a home environment. Thereafter, the Respite care dementia program was established.

The programme helps caregivers take a break from their responsibilities for a few days or an extended period of time. Livewell estates have the necessary precautions put in place to maintain a safe environment for your family members during the COVID pandemic. Ultimately, this means you can leave your family members here with no apprehension.

Livewell offers a variety of services tailored to provide care and relief to people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. These are:

  • a daily activity program with a variety of activities and exercises to choose from.
  • Nutritious meals and snacks are provided. 
  • Social interaction.
  • A safe environment with free movement.
  • We are also a pet-friendly facility.


Why choose Livewell?

Livewell’s Alzheimer’s and dementia respite care program is not just a drop-off facility. Livewell aims to accurately access, introduce and orientate your loved ones to provide them with as much safety and comfort as possible. Thereafter, detailed feedback is provided on how your loved one has done and progressed within the facility. Our trained dementia caregivers have decades of experience and are fully trained in looking after people with memory impairment problems.

If you would like more information, please contact us.