Everyone deserves a vacation – especially senior caregivers. Juggling multiple responsibilities along with caring for your senior parent can be exhausting without the occasional break. If this sounds like you, now is the time to consider respite care at Lester Senior Living. Not to mention, respite can be an effective way to broach the subject of assisted living to mom. In this article, we’ll cover what respite care entails and how it is provided to our residents at our senior community in Morris County, NJ.
What is respite care?
Respite care gives you the opportunity to take a temporary break from your senior caregiving duties. It’s completely up to you to determine how long respite care will last for mom. It can be arranged for a week or up to several weeks at our assisted living community. At Lester, you won’t need to worry about mom’s safety, care or socialization while you are away!
When planning for your much-deserved getaway, we recommend keeping mom in the loop about respite care. Giving her details about her short-term stay at Lester and emphasizing the professional care, security, and social interaction that she will receive here, can help her feel more secure with the transition.
Advantages of Respite Care
At Lester Senior Living, experienced staff members are onsite 24/7 to help mom transition to respite care more easily. And you can feel confident leaving here in our care knowing that respite guests receive the same support, socialization, and benefits as full-time assisted living residents.
Some of the best advantages of respite care at Lester Senior Living are:
- Assistance with daily tasks like dressing, bathing and going to the bathroom
- A fully furnished apartment equipped with a refrigerator, microwave and TV with in-house cable service
- 3 delicious meals a day in our community dining room
- An easy-to-use alert pendant in case of emergency
- On-site wellness services such as medication management or specialized memory care
- Social programs, events and outings such as chair yoga classes, themed outdoor barbecues, trips to the local shops and more!
Become a Full-Time Resident after a Respite Stay at Lester Senior Living NJ
Mom will not be the only one to benefit from respite care. You will return from vacation more relaxed and ready to jump back into caregiving.
On the other hand, maybe mom has discovered that she really likes our community in Morris County and made a few friends here while you were gone. As mentioned earlier, respite care is the ideal way for seniors to “try-out” assisted living without making the permanent commitment. Many of our current senior residents chose assisted living as a result of a respite stay. At Lester, seniors find new friends in their age group, many activities that pique their interests, as well as, a very safe and welcoming environment.
For more information on respite care, or to learn more about the Lester Senior Living community in Morris County, please visit our website at: https://jchcorp.org/assisted-living-morris-county-nj/