Relax with our Short-Term Respite Option
We offer Respite Care services for seniors who need a short-term option, less than 30 days. Caregivers may choose respite for the following reasons:
- Loved one is recovering from a hospital or nursing home stay
- When a little extra time and support is needed before transitioning home
- The caregiver is going on vacation or requiring a small break
- You would like to see what life would be like for your loved one living in a senior community
- A family is easing their loved one into life at a senior community.
In addition to care services provided by our communities, residents who take advantage of a short-term stay are able to enjoy our all-inclusive* amenities. Resident’s are encouraged to take advantage of the activities and social life that a senior community provides. Other amenities may include:
- 24-hour Care Staffing
- Personal Emergency Call Systems
- Nutritious meals 3- times a day, plus snacks
- Common areas for socializing and activities
- Daily Activities
- Private apartments and baths with safety features
- Individual Climate Control
- Weekly Light Housekeeping and Laundry
- Transportation Assistance
- Free Utilities, not including telephone
*Amenities may differ by community.
Contact your nearest location for additional information on respite and communities amenities.
Reduce Stress through Respite Care
Respite Care is often used by families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Due to the stress that is associated with caring for a loved one with memory loss, caregivers may use respite care as a way reduce stress, restore energy and keep their life in balance.
Along with the option of respite, we encourage caregivers to take time for themselves every day to manage caregiver stress. By taking 15-20 minutes a day for yourself, you will feel a renewed energy and calmness. For this reason, pick a relaxing activity to focus on you. Here are a few suggestions:
- Workout – Learn a stress-management exercise such as yoga or tai-chi.
- Meditate – Sit still and breathe deeply with your mind as “quiet” as possible when things feel as if they are moving too quickly.
- Eat Well – Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and proteins as part of a well-balanced diet.
- Indulge – Treat yourself to a massage, manicure or nice dinner without feeling guilty.
- Support – Find a local caregiver support group.