What is Respite Care?
Respite care is a short-term stay at an Assisted Living or Enriched Housing Senior Living Community. It is ideal for someone requiring temporary assistance following an accident or surgery, and is commonly used to give regular caregivers of the elderly, disabled or chronically ill a well-deserved break from their responsibilities.
While many families are happy to provide care for their loved ones, the physical, and emotional demands can be overwhelming. Respite care gives caregivers a chance to recharge, helping them to sustain their own health and well-being.
When is it Respite Care Appropriate?
Respite care ranges from 14 days to six weeks. Regular caregivers often use respite care to take a vacation or to tend to their own health issues. Sometimes there is a specific time of year when caregiving is difficult, such as winter. Respite care is also a great option for someone who does not have an at-home caregiver and requires some day-to-day supportive services for a short period of time, perhaps while recovering from an accident or operation.
How to Choose a Respite Care Community
Make a list of what care will be needed in your absence, and decide if the respite care provider will need any special skills or training to be able to care for your loved one. When choosing An Eddy Senior Living Community, services and amenities available to long-term Assisted Living / Enriched Housing Residents are also available to respite residents, including 24-hour supervision and security, assistance with personal care, medication management and housekeeping services.
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 tour of our NYS Licensed Enriched Housing Communities for seniors, contact us.