Many senior living communities are able to provide respite care. Respite care or a respite stay is a short-term (non-permanent) stay that could range from a few days to a few weeks to a few months! In California, the limit for a respite stay is 90 days.
Families choose a respite stay for multiple reasons. First, it’s great for families who are providing care for their loved one with dementia, but need to work, travel or simply take a break from providing hands on care. Secondly, it’s a wonderful way to try memory care before committing to a long-term decision or permanent move.
At Serra Sol, for example, all short term guests benefit from our safe and secure community and get personalized attention from our caring staff. The price of a respite stay can vary based on the length of stay and amount of care needed, but generally averages around $250 per 24-hour period. The cost includes delicious homemade meals, snacks, life-enriching activities and outings, as well as a furnished room. For longer stays, we can also move your loved one’s familiar bedroom furniture into our community. If enhanced care (such as one-one-one care) or transportation to appointments is needed, additional costs may apply. Respite stays are based on space and availability.
Considering a respite stay? Contact us to learn more.
Need more support as a caregiver? Attend our Support Group.