3 Reasons Respite Care May Be Right for You
We often think of senior living communities as a major change, a new stage of life and health care. But what if you or your loved one aren't ready to make a permanent change, or need short-term care? Many seniors who live near Salt Lake City, UT, come to our respite care facility to enjoy the benefits of this lifestyle option. Read on to learn some of the most common reasons people choose temporary senior care for themselves or their family members.
Why Choose Respite Care?
1) You are Healing from an Injury
If you’re healing from an injury, you may be dealing with pain and going to many physical therapy and doctor’s appointments. Even the most independent person can find themselves in need of some help and TLC after a fall or a surgery, and friends and family aren’t always available to provide around-the-clock care. Our respite services allow you to focus on healing; we take care of the meals, laundry, and housekeeping. We even help you with your after-care and rehabilitation, too!
Our respite care for seniors is like a mini vacation away from home, with the goal of renewed and total health. This lifestyle option offers 24/7 access to staff, a pendant for emergency help, a full-service dining room, and an on-site third-party rehab center. We are conveniently located to nearby hospitals for appointments and consultations as well.
We also allow our assisted living community members to temporarily transition to respite care when their health requires it, and then help them transition back to their regular lifestyle and housing when they’re ready.
2) You're Not Sure if Independent Senior Living Is Right for You
If you or your loved one aren't sure whether an assisted living community in Utah is the right choice, then our respite care services may be the answer. We find that seniors are sometimes hesitant to move away from their home and to try something new, especially if they have lived on their own for a long time. Respite care allows you the opportunity to test drive a senior living community and decide if it’s the right place (and choice). During our short-term senior stays our guests can explore the community and enjoy all it has to offer, like our gardening area, indoor pool, full-service dining room, and full activities calendar.
3) Your Primary Caregiver is Taking a Trip
You may really like your at-home caregiver, but if that person is a family member, or wasn’t hired through an in-home care agency, it can be a great deal of work to find the right replacement to bring in temporarily. If you, yourself, are your family member’s caretaker, you probably care for them around the clock and may be in need of a break. Respite care for your loved one allows you to rest and take the time you need to refresh and recharge your batteries, so you can be a healthier, happier caretaker.
Heritage Place senior living community near Bountiful, UT, is like a hotel with extra assistance and amenities. We provide 24-hour staff, have private rooms with patios and mountain views in a variety of floor plans, weekly housekeeping that includes laundry and linen service, and an indoor swimming pool. Seniors who use our respite services can also enjoy the wonderful daily and weekly events that fill our activities calendar.
Respite care is a wonderful solution for seniors who have recently had surgery or sustained an injury, who want to test out assisted living, and for those who need temporary care when their caretaker is on vacation. The respite care services offered at Heritage Place are part of an overall initiative that focuses on senior health, lifestyle, and living. If you’re interested in learning more about the respite care programs at Heritage Place, or you would like to schedule a tour, please contact us today.
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