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What is respite care?

What is respite care?

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 CountryHouse, 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.

Contact your nearest CountryHouse community to learn more.

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