As we age, some activities become increasingly strenuous. We might have to carry the groceries in from the car or travel to the doctor’s office multiple times per week. Things that used to be easy just aren’t anymore.
Many senior citizens will eventually require the help of a family member or loved one to accomplish these Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
Family caregivers are some of the most selfless and hardworking people out there. But while they are doing everything within their power to ensure their loved one is cared for, there is still only so much they can do.
If you are a caregiver to a parent or other family member, you might need a break from watching after your loved one for a long time. Being a primary caregiver is, after all, a full-time job. When you need a short-term break, a respite stay at a community may be your best option.
What is Respite Care?
Respite Care is a short term stay at a senior living community for residents who require additional help with day-to-day activities. A respite stay at an assisted living community can be a great alternative to adult day care.
It’s a great way for family caregivers to take a break from watching after their loved one. This can greatly reduce stress and free you to concentrate on other areas of life, run errands or just relax for a bit. It’s especially relieving when you know your loved one is at a trusted community enjoying their time out of the house.
Why Choose Brandywine for Respite Care
Choosing an assisted living community is a big decision. While many facilities offer standard assisted living services, Brandywine’s level of care extends beyond the rest. We provide a vibrant lifestyle that gives residents vitality, no matter the type of service your loved one needs. Residents rave about living in an environment of family-like warmth coupled with expert medical care and attention.
Escapades… For Life!
Our signature wellness programs enable us to deliver a world-class experience to each and every resident. Whether it’s enrolling in our special serenade service, quickly receiving nursing care when you need it most, or simply attending karaoke night, our Signature Programs are sure to put a smile on your face.
We’re committed to making your dining experience one of pure delight. Our chefs use fresh ingredients, skillfully prepared in recipes deliciously designed and served with style. Our menu philosophy respects the broad spectrum of discriminating tastes and choices provided in a relaxing restaurant venue.
When to Consider Respite Care
Navigating health care decisions later in life isn’t always clear-cut. Everyone ages at their own pace, leading to a wide range of needs across the spectrum. Sometimes a prospective resident needs more frequent access to professional nursing staff. Other times people want more social interaction and minimal help completing day-to-day tasks. Whatever the needs are, our staff is here to help. We work with every approaching resident to tailor a program that fits their specific desires. With respite care services, tailoring the timing to your schedule is also an essential consideration.
Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
Activities of Daily Living include bathing, dressing, eating and more. Typically when one can’t perform 2 of the 6 main activities, it’s time to start considering long-term care options. Respite care services provide guests with assistance completing any activities they need help with while primary caregivers take a break.
Consider Respite Care Costs
Before signing up for regularly scheduled respite care visits, you’ll want to do some cost-benefit analysis. You can potentially use medicare, Medicaid and/or long-term care insurance programs to offset the cost. You may even be able to enroll in full-time assisted living if the benefits line up.
Assisted Living Is On The Horizon
Enrolling in a respite care program can be a fun way to explore assisted living communities in your area. This is especially useful when you’re weighing your options and want to see where your loved one fits in the best.
Other Types Of Services
Many of our assisted living facilities also offer assisted living, independent living, and memory care services. Contact one of our retirement communities to explore which may be the best fit for you.
What people are saying about us
We believe the words of our satisfied residents and family members paint the most honest picture of what Brandywine is truly about.
Our family is most grateful to all the wonderful people that work at Brandywine.
The attentiveness, skilled backgrounds of all members of staff to just the kindest actions and words expressed to our family member living at Brandywine is so appreciated each and every day. - Lynn E
Respite Care In Your Area
With over 30 care communities spanning across 7 states, we’ve got just the place for you. Get in touch with a local community today to learn more about how we can help