What is Respite Care?
Respite care is temporary, short-term care provided when family caregivers cannot care for a loved one. This type of care can be used in case of an emergency, but is primarily used as a support system for family caregivers.
Caring for a loved one is a rewarding, but difficult job – leaving little time for personal time. Many family caregivers experience something called caregiver burnout, and need time away from their responsibilities – whether it’s for work, vacation, or just a time to themselves. Respite care can help caregivers take a break while providing them the peace of mind that their loved one is being taken care of by trained professionals.
Respite care is also an excellent opportunity for older adults to see what life is like at Origin Active Lifestyle Communities. Guests can enjoy the amenities and services that we have to offer and test the waters of our active retirement communities!
Respite care guests receive the same care and amenities as community members, including meals, social events and classes, and a private suite for the duration of their stay. Please inquire at your local Origin community whether respite care is available as this service may be temporarily unavailable if the community is full or has a waiting list.
Respite Care Stays Include
- Overnight Stay in a Studio Suite
- Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
- Personal Care Services
- Full Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- Afternoon Tea
- Access to the Community’s Amenities
- Participation in All Planned Programs
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