Respite Stay

Respite Care

Short-term respite stay, well-deserved break for caregivers

You need to care for yourself in order to care for your loved one. Respite care gives you time to do just that. Caregiving is rewarding and stressful, and the danger of burnout is real.

Respite care is a short-term stay for seniors, often at an assisted-living facility for seven-plus days (with no maximum). Sample uses of respite care include: 

  • a transition from hospital to home after surgery or a health setback
  • caregiver relief (time away in order for R&R, business travel, household tasks, etc.) 
  • short-term respite stay for individuals who don't qualify for a Medicare Part A skilled care stay 
  • hospice


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  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Depression and fatigue
  • New health issues or worsening of old ones
  • Urge to neglect your caregiving duties
  • Lack of interest in hobbies and pastimes
  • Tendency to overeat or smoke or drink excessively

How a respite stay helps your loved one:

  • Array of activities
  • Meet new people
  • Change of pace
  • Personalized care
  • Non-threatening way to try out assisted living

Respite care includes:

  • Private, furnished apartment
  • Personal pendant call system
  • 24-hour on-site staff
  • Meals and snacks
  • Activities and events
  • Laundry and housekeeping
  • Medication management
  • Help with dressing and showering
  • Frequent check-ins by staff
Respite room


A furnished apartment dedicated to respite care is available at both Grand Arbor and Nelson Gables.

Contact Us

Ready for a break? We're here to help. Contact us for more information or to schedule a tour.