Respite Care

A Break from Routine Home Care

For respite care, length of stay is intended for those individuals whose caregiver is temporarily incapacitated, or needs a break from the stress demands of care giving. A respite stay typically does not exceed fourteen (14) days. Exceptions are considered on a case by case basis.

Respite care is the provision of short-term accommodation in a facility outside the home in which a loved one may be placed such as Cedarbrook. This provides temporary relief to those who are caring for family members, who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home. Even though many families take great joy in providing care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical and emotional consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite. Respite provides a break for the family caregiver. Respite also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care. Respite has been shown to help sustain family caregiver health and well-being, to avoid or delay out-of-home placements and to reduce any likelihood of abuse or neglect.

Cedarbrook is a specialized, local facility where the care receiver may stay with access to emergency facilities and professional assistance when needed. There may be the need for respite care on an emergency basis. When using “planned” emergency care, the caregiver has already identified Cedarbrook to call in case there is an emergency.

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