Respite Care Services in Akron: An Essential Support for Families

The city of Akron, located along the Little Cuyahoga River, is steeped in history and home to vibrant neighborhoods.
Each corner of Akron radiates a unique charm, from the beautiful Highland Square to the bustling downtown. Many families within these neighborhoods struggle with juggling responsibilities at work with caring for a loved one. Akron families can rely on our respite care services for relief.

Why Akron Families Choose Respite Care?

Every caregiver deserves a break. Whether you’re taking care of a senior in West Akron or supporting someone with special needs in the Firestone Park area, there’s no denying that caregiving can be an exhaustive responsibility. Respite care in Akron offers temporary reprieve, ensuring that caregivers can recharge while their loved ones continue to receive the care they need.

Delve Deeper: Akron's Respite Care Landscape

Known as the 'rubber capital of the world,' Akron's proud history of innovation and resilience mirrors the commitment many families show when caring for their loved ones. But every so often, even the most dedicated caregivers need time to rest, perhaps to visit the Akron Art Museum. stroll through the serene paths of Goodyear Heights Metro Park, or a quick weekend getaway. Our respite care services make such moments possible.

Our respite caregivers seamlessly blend into the city's fabric. They're familiar with Akron's nuances, ensuring your loved ones not only get care within the confines of their home but also engage with the local community, if desired.

Bringing Akron Closer

Imagine your loved one reminiscing about Akron’s past, perhaps a time when they frequented places like Chapel Hill Mall during its prime or the Northside District for its eclectic array of shops. Our OndeCare Heroes, well-acquainted with Akron's heartbeats, can help them revisit these memories, either through conversations or even short, local excursions. It’s not just about providing care but also keeping Akron's spirit alive for them.

A Community-Centric Approach

Akron is more than just a city. It's a community, a tight-knit fabric of neighborhoods from Wallhaven to Merriman Valley. Respite care in Akron isn’t simply about offering relief to caregivers; it's about reinforcing the community spirit. By entrusting an OndeCare Hero, you're not just ensuring top-notch care for your loved one; you're embedding them deeper into Akron's vibrant tapestry.

Embrace the sense of relief that comes with knowing your loved ones are in safe hands, even as you rediscover the joys of Akron yourself. Whether it's a short-term need or a recurring break, Akron's respite care services are here to provide the breather every caregiver rightfully deserves.

Akron, Ohio In‑Home Care from OndeCare

In-home caregiver avatar Jessica Teacher
Jessica
Available in
Akron, OH
Teacher
Services
  • meal preparation
  • laundry
  • homework help
  • light housekeeping
  • + 8 more
Pet friendly
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In-home caregiver avatar Mariah Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Mariah
Available in
Akron, OH
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Services
  • errands/excursions
  • tutoring
  • pet care
  • light housekeeping
  • + 13 more
Pet friendly
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In-home caregiver avatar Stevasia Nanny/Au Pair
Stevasia
Available in
Akron, OH
Nanny/Au Pair
Services
  • pet care
  • house cleaning
  • errands/excursions
  • recreational activities
  • + 13 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Bre'Asia Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Bre'asia
Available in
Akron, OH
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Services
  • light housekeeping
  • recreational activities
  • laundry
  • house cleaning
  • + 11 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Karlie Nanny/Au Pair
Karlie
Available in
Akron, OH
Nanny/Au Pair
Services
  • pet care
  • recreational activities
  • transportation
  • meal preparation
  • + 11 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Kierra Teacher's Assistant
Kierra
Available in
Akron, OH
Teacher's Assistant
Services
  • homework help
  • house cleaning
  • light housekeeping
  • tutoring
  • + 7 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Shanelle Home Health Aide
Shanelle
Available in
Akron, OH
Home Health Aide
Services
  • laundry
  • socialization/entertainment
  • transportation
  • homework help
  • + 12 more
Client transportation
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In-home caregiver avatar Cedric Educational Aide
Cedric
Available in
Akron, OH
Educational Aide
Services
  • virtual learning assistance
  • laundry
  • socialization/entertainment
  • doctor's visits
  • + 13 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Chereve Nanny/Au Pair
Chereve
Available in
Akron, OH
Nanny/Au Pair
Services
  • recreational activities
  • meal preparation
  • errands/excursions
  • homework help
  • + 4 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Aaryn Preschool Teacher's Aide
Aaryn
Available in
Akron, OH
Preschool Teacher's Aide
Services
  • errands/excursions
  • socialization/entertainment
  • meal preparation
  • house cleaning
  • + 11 more
Pet friendly
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In-home caregiver avatar Ashley Nanny/Au Pair
Ashley
Available in
Akron, OH
Nanny/Au Pair
Services
  • homework help
  • meal preparation
  • laundry
  • socialization/entertainment
  • + 8 more
Pet friendly
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In-home caregiver avatar Lakesha Home Health Aide
Lakesha
Available in
Akron, OH
Home Health Aide
Services
  • transportation
  • homework help
  • light housekeeping
  • recreational activities
  • + 9 more
Client transportation
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In-home caregiver avatar Twyla State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Twyla
Available in
Akron, OH
State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Services
  • meal preparation
  • house cleaning
  • homework help
  • light housekeeping
  • + 11 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Deanna Teacher
Deanna
Available in
Akron, OH
Teacher
Services
  • house cleaning
  • homework help
  • laundry
  • errands/excursions
  • + 12 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Leontyne Educational Aide
Leontyne
Available in
Akron, OH
Educational Aide
Services
  • meal preparation
  • socialization/entertainment
  • errands/excursions
  • recreational activities
  • + 6 more
Client transportation
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In-home caregiver avatar Antoinette Home Health Aide
Antoinette
Available in
Akron, OH
Home Health Aide
Services
  • meal preparation
  • light housekeeping
  • + 2 more
Client transportation
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Frequently Asked Questions

I’m overwhelmed and need a break from caregiving. How quickly can OndeCare help in Akron?

We understand the immediacy sometimes required in caregiving. All Akron neighborhoods, including Ellet and Fairlawn Heights, can book OndeCare Heroes within an hour's notice. If you find yourself in a pinch, sign-up and easily post your care needs or simply reach out to our Care Concierge Team directly.

My loved one has specific needs. How do I ensure the caregiver understands them?

Every individual is unique, and OndeCare recognizes that. Our platform allows you to peruse each Hero’s profile, detailing their qualifications and experiences. Moreover, you can message, call, or video chat with any OndeCare Hero through our system before confirming the booking, ensuring they align with your loved one’s needs.

I want my loved one to experience Akron while I'm away. Can OndeCare Heroes take them out?

Absolutely! Our OndeCare Heroes are familiar with Akron's beautiful locales. Whether it's a visit to the historic Glendale Cemetery or a serene evening at Portage Lakes State Park, our caregivers are equipped to ensure your loved one is engaged and connected with the community.

How do I ensure the safety and trustworthiness of the respite caregiver from OndeCare?

OndeCare places safety as a top priority. All our caregivers undergo thorough vetting, including criminal and sex offender checks, credential verifications, and reference interviews. Only those who pass all checks are listed on our platform, ensuring peace of mind for Akron families.

Akron weather can be unpredictable. How flexible are the services if plans need to change?

We get it - from the brisk winters to the sudden rain showers in summer, Akron’s weather keeps everyone on their toes. OndeCare Heroes are trained to adapt, ensuring your loved one's care isn't compromised. If outdoor plans change, they will ensure your loved one still has a productive and enjoyable day indoors.

Are there any hidden fees for respite care services in Akron's specific neighborhoods?

Transparency is key for us. You are in complete control of what you pay and who comes to your home. OndeCare’s AssuredMatchTM system quickly matches Heroes to your care needs - from there Heroes bid on your job opportunity based on where it is in relation to them, the job responsibilities, length of job, etc. You have the final call - you select your favorite from this short list of those that are interested and available to provide you the care you need. Whether you're in Kenmore or University Park, the pricing works the same way, ensuring Akron residents get the best without any surprises.

My loved one feels more comfortable speaking in a native language. Can OndeCare accommodate this?

Many of our Heroes are multilingual and can communicate in various languages. Just specify your preference when sharing your care needs and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.

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Child Care

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Infant Care

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Adult & Elder Care

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Adult & Elder Care

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Adult & Elder Care

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Child Care

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Child Care

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