Short-term (or respite) stays are a beneficial option for seniors who want to try out the community, need assistance while a caregiver is away or while recovering from a surgery or a fall at home. In addition to helping the senior, respite stays can also provide support and benefits for caregivers. A typical stay varies but can last days, weeks or months.
Respite stays offer peace of mind for families and an opportunity for socialization and care in a calm environment. Depending on the level of care needed, access to assisted living and memory care services and amenities are available.
Below are a few ways in which a short-term respite stay can benefit both the senior and their caregiver:
- Increases socialization opportunities for seniors beyond their family.
- Encourages seniors to stay active physically and mentally.
- Improves the dining experience for seniors who do not have regular companionship during meal time.
- Provide an emotional and physical break for the caregiver.
- Creates an extended support system for the caregiver and peace of mind that their loved one will be taken care of when or if they need to be away for a short time.