Residential care also offers short-term placements to offer a short period of rest or relief to primary caregivers, or to provide specialized services not readily provided in the home.
Short-term stays in residential care are generally for respite care, convalescent care or hospice palliative care.
Respite care can give the caregiver temporary relief from the emotional and physical demands of caring for a friend or family member. Respite may take the form of a service in the client’s home, or the client may be admitted, on a short-term basis, to a residential care facility, hospice or other community setting. Your case manager will work with you and your family to determine your needs and eligibility.
Convalescent care is a short term residential care service primarily for older adults with a chronic illness who require more time to recover following a stay in the hospital, before returning home. During your stay, our staff will assist you to regain your strength and mobility so you can safely carry out your activities of daily living when you return home.
Hospice Palliative Care
Hospice palliative care in a residential care setting provides care and comfort for clients who are at the end stages of life. Short stay admissions are for control of symptoms such as pain or nausea, transition from hospital to home and for caregiver rest.
Contact your local Home Health / Community Services office
for more information about short term respite options.