Your loved one may have been staying in rehab following surgery, injury, or even a debilitating medical condition. Now that they are finally well enough to leave – what do you do? This can be a time that is full of both happiness, relief, and stress. After all, most families do not have the medical experience needed to cope with providing care for someone who is still recovering. For others, it might be the case that your home is not conducive enough yet to support someone with mobility issues.
Here is where respite care comes in. Respite care is a short-term solution where individuals are able to have the care they need while their primary caregivers take the time, they need to fulfil other responsibilities. On top of this, they are a great option for anyone who is still recovering from a medical condition or operation. There are many benefits that come with choosing respite care, especially following rehab. Here’s more information.
Minimal Commitment Required
Unlike other forms of senior living, respite care tends to last around 15 to 30 days, and up to 90 days for certain communities. This means that there is no expectation or terms of contract that will necessitate you having to sign yearlong leases or make this a long-term commitment. On top of this, most respite care communities have living spaces that are fully furnished which means that you do not have to spend large amounts of money and time planning out the moving procedures – just bring along comfortable clothes and the toiletries you will need!
Accessible Rehabilitation Services
Different respite care communities will have different sets of services that they provide. Here at Discovery Commons Cypress Point, we offer age-appropriate wellness programs and rehabilitation services on-site as part of our amenities. On top of this, our team of trained therapists, physicians and nurses are able to provide 24-hour care and therapy services whenever it is needed.
When you are staying at home, it can be tiring or even impossible to provide round-the-clock care. This can be extremely stressful, leaving caregivers with little to no time for rest and personal time. However, with a trained team of professionals at a respite care community, it is easy to match whichever kind of needs your loved one will have with someone who can help them. On top of that, the living spaces are designed with safety in mind. This means that you can find convenient grab bars, handrails, emergency alert systems and other types of features that ensure greater security.
Assisted Living at Discovery Commons Cypress Point
There are many other benefits of respite care like enjoying a sense of community with the other residents, a plethora of different programs that are fun and meaningful, transportation services, and more. Sometimes respite care can also be an introduction to longer term senior living options like assisted living.