What is the difference between short term and respite care?
Short term and respite care are a wonderful opportunity to actively participate in all the benefits retirement living has to offer, in an inviting environment with no pressure to make a long-term decision. Lasting anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, a short term stay, also known as a trial stay, is the perfect way to get a glimpse at everyday life and decide if retirement living is right for you. Try it out for yourself.
When you or your loved one wishes to visit a retirement home for a short term reason, we call it a short term stay. Maybe you would like to get a feel for what retirement living is all about. Maybe your home is being renovated and you need a place to stay in the meantime. Or perhaps you are in town for a week visiting a loved one living in one of our retirement residences and wish to be close to them.
When you or a loved one is looking for a comfortable place to stay and receive support while a caregiver is away, perhaps on vacation, ill, in need of a short break, or you need some extra assistance after your own illness or surgery we call it respite care.
Both are classified officially as temporary stays – and no matter the circumstance, we are here to help.