If your mother, father or loved one has recently been discharged after surgery or hospital treatment or is ready to be released from short-term rehabilitation but is not yet ready to return home, then respite care services may be just what you need.
Hospitals are designed to treat patients until they are able to care for themselves or at least manage with a little help. This becomes more of an issue when the patient is an older adult who relies on a family caregiver for assistance. While taking care of your loved one may be perfectly manageable when they are healthy and strong, this could be a completely different story when they are recovering from treatment. Their mobility might be compromised, as well as their ability to do daily tasks, clean and bathe and remember to take certain medications at particular times.
Respite care offers a solution through temporary professional care tailored to your loved one’s needs. This includes:
- Accommodation in a spacious senior residential apartment.
- Licensed nursing staff available 24-hours a day.
- Assistance with all daily tasks including preparation of meals, medication assistance, health monitoring and personal care.
- Delicious meals.
- Housekeeping services.
- Access to daily programs, events and social outings.
- Trained therapists to assist with physical, occupational and speech therapies if needed.
These respite services are available for as long as they are required and can change according to your loved one’s needs. Respite care is also available for caregivers who need a safe and secure environment for their loved one while they take a much-needed break or family holiday. This is key to managing stress levels and keeping yourself well taken care of, refreshed and recharged.
Respite care services from compassionate caregivers in New Jersey
At Francis Asbury Manor, a United Methodist Home of New Jersey community, we offer full respite services for seniors recovering from an illness, hospital stay or requiring reliable short-term caregiving services.
Our residential community is open and friendly, ready to welcome your loved one into our family. With an emphasis on maintaining an independent and full lifestyle, we ensure that all of our seniors have the professional care, companionship and entertainment to fully enjoy their stay with us.
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