Respite Care Can Help You Help Your Child

Therapies and Resources for Children with Autism & Families

If you have a child with autism, cerebral palsy or another special needs condition, then you know your job is to be available 24/7 to assist them.  Trying to live your own life and maintain your health can be a real challenge. This is the reason that respite services in the Twinsburg, Macedonia and Bedford areas can be so helpful – they can give you a needed break.  Here are just a few reasons to consider respite care:

  • You may be more stressed than you know.  When faced with managing a home, more than one child, work and family members, most people are stressed.  Adding to that a child with special needs can be a really challenging load.  While you may be getting through the day, if you find yourself short tempered, having trouble sleeping or always fighting a cold, then your body may be telling you that you need a break.
  • Your marriage may be near the breaking point.  Many, many couples find themselves in marital trouble due to the stress of raising a child with special needs.  Taking advantage of respite care means that you and your spouse can get away for a walk, go out for dinner or take in a movie, all while knowing your child is having a great time with their caregiver.
  • You have other children who need your attention.  While every parent loves their kids, children with special needs may require more attention that a child without a special needs diagnosis.  Despite your best efforts, your other children may feel that they have been left to “fend for themselves.”  Respite care allows you to connect with them individually, giving them your undivided attention and love.

Is respite care something that you’d like to consider on a regular basis or for a special occasion like a vacation?  If so, let the professionals at Peak Potential Therapy talk to you about our qualified respite care workers that can give you the break you desperately need.  Call us today!