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What is respite care?
Caregiving is a major commitment. If you’re the primary caregiver for a loved one, you don’t have to do it all by yourself. Consider respite care as a short-term care option for your loved one.
If they need 24/7 care, this service gives you a break or provides care when you can’t. Respite care can help when you need time away from caregiving for work, vacation or time to devote to yourself.
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What to expect with respite care
With respite care, your loved one can stay at one of our communities or receive in-home care for a short time.
Respite care services last at least 24 hours and up to 30 days. The average visit length is 14 days.
During respite care, your loved one will enjoy amenities such as meals, social activities and housekeeping. Respite care can be used as a trial run before transitioning to full-time long-term or assisted living.
Call a location near you to learn about their services and amenities.
Frequently asked questions
How do I set up respite care?
Respite care requires the same paperwork as what’s required for admission to a skilled nursing center, including lists of medications, medical records and more.
Upon admission, you’ll decide the length of your loved one’s stay and complete the necessary payment paperwork. This process is the same for all overnight, weekend and longer stays. Respite stays last for up to 30 days.
Every location is different. Please contact your local Good Samaritan Society location to learn what information they require.
Where can I find respite care?
Respite care is provided by home health and home care agencies, nursing homes and assisted living communities. Some locations offer adult day service programs, which provide half-day and whole-day care, including meals and group social activities.
What does respite care cost?
Cost depends on the level of care your loved one needs and how long they’re staying.
Some insurance plans cover respite care. If your loved one has a life-threatening illness and qualifies for the Medicare hospice benefit, Medicare will cover respite care up to a certain amount.
If you’re a primary caregiver, you’re not alone. At the Good Samaritan Society, we’re here to help, no matter your needs or questions.
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