Respite Care

As you might guess, Respite Care provides relief and a rest for seniors or their caregivers. It usually involves a temporary stay at a senior community (often Assisted Living or Memory Care) and is designed for seniors who require some day-to-day support, but are also looking for social stimulation and activity. Respite Care can also refer to short-term in-home care.

Why Choose Respite Care?

Respite Care is often sought by families who are doing the caregiving in a home environment. Here are a few situations in which Respite Care can provide relief for both seniors and their loved ones:

  • The family caregiver needs a rest.
  • The family caregiver must travel.
  • Trying out a senior community to determine whether it’s a good fit.
  • A senior recipient of care needs a temporary change of scenery.
  • Making the transition to a senior community easier and more gradual.

Services Provided by Respite Care

Services available to short-term Respite Care residents are often similar to those for long-term Assisted Living residents, and can include:

  • Personal care (dressing, bathing, hygiene, toileting, etc.)
  • Daily meals
  • Medication supervision
  • 24-hour monitoring and security
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • Transportation
  • Social activities

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