Respite Care: A Great Choice for the Winter Season

This winter, Respite Care can create opportunities for Caregivers to rest, travel, or prep for the holidays.

It’s winter after a long year and you’re a caregiver. Before you surrender to doing more on your own, consider Respite Care. All Terrace and Memory Care Respite Residents receive the same amenities, dining and activities that the Permanent Residents enjoy on a daily basis. Beyond that, your loved one will be cared for like family, in a space that feels like home.

Never used Respite Care? Respite Care is short-term residential care at an Assisted Living Community. At Eddy Senior Living, Respite Care stays can range from 14 days to six weeks. Caregivers use respite care for intermittent rest from the work of caregiving, or to free up time to focus on their own health issues or other life responsibilities.

Here are 3 Reasons to Choose Respite Care as the cold weather arrives:

Choose Respite Care to Avoid Hard travel

This winter, choose Respite Care for your loved one to avoid difficult travel during snowy weather. If you are planning on flying or driving to visit friends or family, use Respite Care to ensure your loved one is comfortable in relaxing surroundings while you travel.

Handle Winter Stress

snow covered carWith winter come challenges regarding everyday weather issues and the risks of cold and flu season. Additionally, the shorter days and long nights can make us tired, or even depressed.

If winter feels stressful to you, choose Respite Care to have fewer responsibilities for a time. Take some weeks to rest and care for your health. You can start a new exercise regimen, join a gym, or attend a spa. Finish a project or begin a new hobby that energizes you and lifts your spirits. Choose Respite Care for your loved one and welcome the New Year refreshed, not exhausted.

Choose Respite Care to Make Time for Christmas preparation

If the weeks before Christmas produce more activity for you as a caregiver, or an increased workload in other areas of responsibility, choose Respite Care to gain time to focus on holiday projects. If you use Respite Care at an Eddy Senior Living Community, the same services are offered to Respite Care residents as to permanent Assisted Living Residents.

While you are attending holiday functions, finishing last-minute shopping, or wrapping up year-end work projects, your loved one will be thriving from the attention and care of a loving staff and a community of residents.

Take a Caregiver Retreat (somewhere warm)

The winter is a great time to make an escape to somewhere warm. Take advantage of cheaper flights, and less activity after Christmas and go on a much-needed vacation. With Respite Care options of two week stays, you can get rest and restorative Vitamin D, while knowing your loved one is enjoying a retreat of their own.

Your Care is Part of Their Care

Using respite care is an extension of your role as a Caregiver. At Eddy Senior Living, they offer superior care and nurture to Respite Care Residents. Your caregiving work is important and demanding. Respite Care can help shoulder the load, making your role manageable, and the journey sustainable.

Flight Attendants always instruct passengers, “In the event of an emergency, put your oxygen mask on first.” This basic instruction is a wise rule for caregiving, but knowing it isn’t enough. When you decide to use Respite Care for a few weeks this winter, you’re choosing a solution to the obstacles of work, travel, and the important need for rest.

Respite Care Services in Upstate NY

If you’re a caregiver searching for respite care services in Upstate New York’s Capital Region, consider visiting the Terraces. With five locations in Troy, Slingerlands, Niskayuna, Queensbury and East Greenbush, the Terraces feature a wide range of amenities and services that offer personal choice and peace of mind in a warm and secure community.

For more information about our respite care services or to schedule a virtual tour of our NYS Licensed enriched housing communities for seniors, contact us.