Short-Term or Respite Care
In the United States, there are approximately 50 million people who care for a senior loved one at home. The daily task of providing that care can be overwhelming for the caregiver and a break is sometimes needed to take care of their own needs. Short-term or respite stays provide temporary housing and care in a retirement community, bringing relief to those who are caring for family members that might otherwise require permanent placement outside the home. Short-term stays provide a much needed break from the physical demands, stress, and challenges faced by the family caregiver. Short-term stays are an option for family caregivers that go away on a business trip or vacation, by providing their loved ones with a safe environment while they are away. They are also a great alternative to skilled nursing by providing that additional assistance for seniors recuperating from a recent hospital stay or illness.
Studies have shown that time away from the caregiving of a loved one can reset the relationship, giving both the caregiver and recipient a new appreciation for one another. Respite has been known to help sustain a family caregiver's health and mental well-being. Family members are also finding that repeated short-term stays at a chosen community are the ideal way to transition seniors into an eventual long-term living arrangement.
Bethesda Senior Living offers Short-Term or Respite Stays in all of our retirement communities. Whether it’s for individuals trying out the community without a long-term commitment, or to assist families with their loved ones needs in mind, caregivers can rest and relax knowing their loved ones are receiving the best care from qualified staff. Bethesda's Short-Term stay residents experience all of the benefits that a Bethesda Retirement Community has to offer.
Respite services include:
- Daily Rate, No Long-Term Contracts
- Furnished Studio Apartment
- All Utilities Provided Including Cable
- Personal and Individual Care
- Nursing Supervision
- Medication Management
- Emergency Call System
- Housekeeping and Laundry Services
- Salon Services
- Fine Dining-3 Meals Provided
- Enriching Activities and Cultural Outings