What is Respite Care?

What is Respite Care, assisted living
06
Aug '21

Respite Care is an option for people who are looking to for a temporary, short-term stay.  Whether it’s support following a medical incident, relief for a caregiver or simply just trying out community living, Benchmark respite care provides you with all the same benefits of our assisted living and mind and memory care communities.

At Benchmark, we provide needs-based assistance with daily living activities such as dressing and bathing, and medication and continence management as determined by a nursing assessment. We also have state-of-the-art emergency response systems in place for added security and peace of mind.

With our award-winning care, supportive healthcare services, programs, amenities and all-day dining, respite care is a great option for people looking for a short-term stay.

Q: What kind of amenities are included with respite care?

A: Spacious apartments with a variety of floor plans, plentiful and abundant common areas like fitness centers and libraries, weekly housekeeping services and scheduled transportation to doctor’s appointments or in-town errands are just a few of the amenities offered with respite care.

Q: Does respite care offer programming?

A: Absolutely! All of our residents, whether with us for a short stay or long-term, have the opportunity to participate in our award-winning programs.  We offer individualized and small group programs like art classes, gardening, games -and of course,  social cocktail hours with friends.  We also host many day trips to nurture passions and make connections.

Q: What kind of meal options are there?

A: In respite care, we provide three healthy meals every day, served restaurant-style, in-room or outdoors with adaptations and additional support available when needed. There are daily specials and a regular menu, so choices abound!  And of course, we always provide snacks!