8 Essential Questions about Respite Care | Uplift Blog | CaringBridge.org

As summer begins to heat up, there are excellent options available for “respite” stays at many local Assisted Living, and Independent Living, Communities.

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What is a “respite stay,” “trial stay,” or “retreat?”

A “respite stay” is a short-term residency at an assisted living community lasting from a few days to a few weeks.  Included in the stay are: meals and snacks, daily events. programs and entertainment, and appropriate help with activities of daily living (ADLs).  WIth so many different assisted living communities in this area, there is likely to be a community that can meet your short-term needs.

Respite stays can be an invaluable asset to families that face any of these situations:

  • Family vacation
  • Out of town family emergency
  • Recovery from medical procedure
  • Recovery from a major illness
  • Unexpected business trip
  • Special, or extended, vacation
  • Need for a break to avoid caretaker burn-out

Another use for a respite stay is for a ”test drive” – trying a community for a brief time to see if it is a best fit for the family’s needs.

If you struggling to find a way to care for a loved one and deal with a sudden emergency, a “respite stay” can be an ideal solution and alternative to round-the-clock in-home care.  Contact us at your convenience to find out how we can help you find the right solution for your situation.