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Respite Care Helps Everyone Re-energize

Senior woman with her caregiver at home

Caring at home for a person you love can be meaningful and rewarding, but it can be an emotionally and physically draining responsibility.

At Benchmark Senior Living, we understand that family caregivers – as well as those they care for – sometimes need a break or a short-term respite. There are many practical and nuanced reasons for this, including allowing caregivers to take a vacation or receive some needed time for self-care. It’s also an appropriate option for seniors who are recovering from a medical issue. For many others, it’s a wonderful opportunity to explore whether senior living is the right choice for them in the long-term.

Benchmark communities offer all the same benefits, programming, and amenities to our temporary residents as we do to our permanent residents. As such, our dedicated associates work closely with residents and families to determine what respite needs are and establish a personalized care plan.

When residents in respite care come to our move-in ready, furnished apartments, they receive assistance with medications, daily personal care routines, housekeeping services, appointment scheduling, and arranging transportation to those appointments when needed.

Our respite guests have access to our top fitness centers and classes, along with on-site facilities such as libraries and cafes. They also receive three delicious and nutritious, chef-prepared meals daily that take into account special dietary needs or restrictions. Meals can be enjoyed in a communal setting – indoors and outside – where seniors can make new friends.

Socializing is at the heart of Benchmark’s purpose: Transforming Lives Through Human Connection. It’s so important for people to continue developing relationships and friendships as they age. In fact, this becomes particularly true at a Benchmark community, where caregivers and neighbors help enhance the health and quality of life of our residents.

It’s just as important for caregivers to re-energize, especially enjoying the peace of mind knowing that your loved one is being cared for by the compassionate and skilled associates of Benchmark.

Learn more about how Benchmark Senior Living can provide respite care to the ones you love by scheduling a tour.

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