What is Respite?
BY JUDITH DELIS, ADMINISTRATOR, SEMINOLE SHORES LIVING CENTER, NORTON SHORES
Respite is defined as a short period of rest or relief. Whether a weekend, a few weeks or a season; respite allows an older loved one to enjoy a short-term stay at a senior living community while the family caregiver goes on vacation or takes a break from the around the clock demands of caregiving.
From medication management to support with personal care needs, a respite stay provides seniors with the support they need when you can’t be there to help.
Assisted living communities, like Seminole Shores, can provide furnishings in comfortable, private rooms for respite guests to enjoy. Respite guests have access to the same services and amenities that a permanent resident of the community does.
In addition to support with personal care, a respite stay in most senior living communities includes:
• Three well-balanced meals each day served restaurant style in the dining room.
• A wide variety of life enrichment and wellness activities to participate in with other residents.
• Supportive services such as housekeeping and laundry.
We always encourage families who are considering a short-term respite stay for a senior loved one to visit us in person. One of our team members will be happy to take you for a tour. You can even stay for lunch!
Call Judi at Seminole Shores Assisted Living for more information today! (231) 780-2944.
Seminole Shores Assisted Living Center, located in Norton Shores, Michigan, gives seniors the opportunity to be independent while knowing that assistance is available to serve them whenever they need it. The center offers housekeeping, laundry, medication management, 24 hour care, three home-cooked meals a day and a full activity and event program. A pet-friendly community, Seminole Shores Assisted Living Center is owned and operated by Heritage Property Management Inc., located in Grand Haven, Michigan. Heritage Property Management Inc. is a family-owned company that operates nine assisted living homes and five independent living homes across the state of Michigan. Learn more at seminoleshoresalc.com and call (231) 780-2944 for a tour.