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Respite Care Services for Elderly Loved Ones

If you are a caregiver for an elderly loved one and need time off from these responsibilities, Acts’ short term respite care facilities can provide a well-deserved break while ensuring your loved one receives the highest level of care. Our communities offer excellent assisted living and skilled nursing services for respite stays, typically lasting one week to one month.  

Whether you are planning a vacation, need to attend to other work or personal responsibilities, or simply need a break to rest and recharge, an Acts community is an excellent choice. 

What is Respite Care for the Elderly?

Respite care for seniors offers caregivers temporary relief by briefly housing their loved one in a facility that provides the support needed. 

Sometimes respite care services are planned to allow caregivers to rest, travel, or spend time with other family and friends. Other times respite care is needed unexpectedly after an emergency or hospitalization. Specifically, dementia respite care services are commonly utilized since the physical and emotional demands of caregiving can cause caregiver burnout.  

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Finding Short Term Respite Care Facilities Near You 

It’s a good idea to begin researching respite care options in your area before you discover that you need one, when you may be feeling stressed or even overwhelmed.

Respite care may be offered in an independent respite care facility or a Life Plan Community like Acts. Life Plan Communities offer more resources, amenities, and a sense of community. As you look into respite care in your area, it is smart to consider two key questions:

  • Does the facility offer amenities that will make the respite experience comfortable and enjoyable for your loved one?
  • If the facility is a skilled nursing center, does it have a 5-start Medicare rating like ours at Acts do? Those with 5 stars—the highest rating— are considered to have far above average quality. 

What Makes Acts the Right Choice

At each of our 27 Acts communities you will find quality respite care services provided by a team that is both highly qualified and deeply caring, with a full range of services here on site. This person-centered care is offered in a beautiful and welcoming setting and provided in the spirit of loving-kindness that inspires everything we do at Acts.  

In addition, with the Acts Signature Experience, you and your loved ones will be the key decision makers when it comes to how healthcare services are provided. At Acts we believe in personalized care and schedule flexibility. And because you will participate in care decisions, you will feel a greater sense of peace of mind. 

What to Expect from Our Short-Term Respite Care Facilities 

At Acts communities, we will provide your loved one with a level and type of care individualized to their needs, as a temporary resident in either assisted living or skilled nursing.  

They will benefit from all the resources and services our full-time residents enjoy, from three nutritious meals daily to opportunities for socializing and engagement. Their respite stay will not only provide you with a period free from caregiving responsibilities, but also offer a chance to see what life at an Acts community is like. Services include:

  • Wellness Center with full-time Nurse Practitioner on site
  • 24-hour monitoring
  • Licensed Acts physical, occupational, and speech therapists
  • Care coordination and medication management
  • Priority access to on-site physical speech and occupational therapy
  • Specialized dementia respite care
  • Scheduled transportation to medical appointments  
  • Supportive specialists including a licensed clinical social worker, recreation therapist, and chaplain

What Others Are Saying About Us

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    “Everything was so easy for me, and my husband was totally cared for. He loved the food and enjoyed all the activities.”
    / Peg Hoover
  • Mikecrowley
    My dad is always raving about how good the food is. There’s always someone there if he needs anything at all and they’re very accommodating.
    / Mike Crowley
  • Tamicrowley
    “My dad always tells us how happy he is, not to worry about him, and how much he truly loves living here.”
    / Tami Crowley

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“Everything was so easy for me, and my husband was totally cared for. He loved the food and enjoyed all the activities.”
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Backed By the Strength of Acts 

As the nation’s largest not-for-profit owner, operator, and developer of continuing care retirement communities, Acts has a 50-year legacy of success. Our mission-driven approach, guided by Christian values, prioritizes the well-being of those we serve. As an industry leader with 27 senior care facilities across nine states, we are financially strong and stable, with the resources to deliver excellence and lead the way in innovation. As you plan for your future, Acts is an organization you can depend on and trust.