Being a primary caregiver for an elderly loved one is rewarding but can be overwhelming. Primary caregivers can experience physical, emotional, and mental stress, so it’s essential to take regular breaks so you can regroup and replenish. Respite care provides a short-term break for primary caregivers. You can use respite care in-home that is provided by other family members or a hired caregiver, or you can choose out-of-home care provided by adult day centers or residential facilities.
When you choose respite care at a residential home like Mars Hill, you’ll have peace of mind, knowing that your loved one is receiving professional, caring, and capable care. Our highly trained, compassionate staff can provide respite care that is tailored to the needs of your senior family member.
We have a thriving, active community that has plenty of opportunities for your loved one to engage and connect while you take some time for yourself. We’re able to provide different scheduling options, from a few days to a few weeks.
Choosing respite care at a residential home can also be a great way to “test the waters” if you’re considering transitioning to full-time assisted living. Our respite care includes all activities and social opportunities, as well as meals and housekeeping, so you and your family member can get a good feel for what living here looks like and see if it’s right for you. In fact, we’ve have several members of our community who decided to live here permanently after a respite care visit — even though they weren’t even considering it before!
Remember, all primary caregivers need time for self care. No one can do it alone! Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of respite and to schedule a visit in our safe, supportive environment.
For more information on the importance of respite care, including how to choose a qualified respite care facility, click here.