Respite care. Short-term stays. Winter stays.
These are all phrases used to describe a temporary living arrangement with a retirement residence.
It’s possible you’ve never been aware of this valuable option for senior or elderly care.
But many retirement homes certainly provide this service—even in Ottawa!
It really depends on the residence.
Some homes offer stays as brief as one to two weeks.
Others may consider “short-term” as anything up to a period of a few months.
There are many reasons why short-term stays are beneficial—not only to seniors but to their family members and caregivers.
Trying out “retirement residence living” is perhaps one of the neatest benefits of doing a short-term stay.
Choosing to move into a retirement residence can be an incredibly difficult, stressful (and even scary) decision for seniors and their family members!
It can also be challenging to convince seniors to consider moving into a retirement residence whether you’re their adult child, physician, social worker or another advisor.
But a temporary stay is a viable option that can help set everyone’s minds at ease.
Nobody needs to feel intimidated by the idea of or being “stuck” there, because a short-term stay is just that: short-term.
As such, without that added pressure, seniors can:
They may even come to realize they love the care provided in the home and enjoy the social activities, amenities and people who live there.
And if they don’t like that particular residence? There are plenty other homes for the senior to try out and discover—until they find the best one that suits them.
Basically, a short-term stay can be the best way to experience all a retirement community has to offer.
As part of Tea & Toast’s retirement living search service, our senior living advisors can help you or your loved one find the perfect retirement residence—whether in the long- or short-term.
Contact a retirement living advisor today.