Respite Care provides assistance for seniors/adults in various care settings on a temporary basis. This allows primary caregivers a break from daily care taking responsibilities. “Burnout” is very common for those who care for a spouse or elderly family member and are at times encouraged to take personal time for rest and relaxation. This is critical in order to avoid developing stress related health problems and long term stress syndromes.
Respite Care can be offered by a Home Care Agency, Assisted Living, Adult Family Home, Adult Care Home or Nursing Home. Most frequently a senior will have a short-term stay in a facility that meets all of their care needs. Residents typically stay from a few days to a few months, depending on their own personal circumstances. They will receive all of the services the community offers and therefore the visit can also serve as a “get acquainted” period for potential placement later on. Many seniors ﬁnd that they enjoy their stay and have a more positive outlook when the time comes when a long term placement is necessary. Respite programs are also offered in Dementia and Alzheimer’s facilities for seniors that need respite care.
Adult Care Placements, Inc. has been serving the community since 1992. As the longest standing agency in Washington, Oregon and Alaska, we are proud of our reputation and experience helping thousands of families placing seniors into long term care. Our Certified Senior Care Advisors consistently visit and review facilities, allowing us to offer only those facilities that meet the highest standards for care. We are committed to providing top quality service to all our clients with compassion and professionalism.