Respite Care & Your Last-Minute Getaway
We’ve all been there-you’re scrolling through social media, seeing beach pictures, or talking to your friends about their planned summer vacations and you feel a little jealous. It’s completely normal and nothing to be ashamed about since everybody deserves a little getaway once in a while, especially if you care for your senior parents full-time. So, if you think about it and decide to plan a last-minute getaway before summer ends, great! However, you’re now worrying about who will care for mom or dad while you’re gone? Don’t stress – we have your back! Respite at UMC at Bristol Glen is a comprehensive senior care service that is available whenever you need us. Here’s what it’s all about…
What is respite care at Bristol Glen?
Bristol Glen is part of the United Methodist Communities’ network of senior living communities. We offer a wide range of on-site services that are designed with independent, abundant living in mind. While many seniors live with us year-round, we have space for seniors who need temporary care too. Through a temporary respite stay, your loved ones get to enjoy comfortable and safe living quarters, beautiful grounds, and all our wonderful amenities while you get complete peace of mind knowing that every one of their needs are being met by a caring, experienced team.
Why use respite care?
There are so many reasons our clients enjoy our respite care services, but here are the ones we hear about most often:
- Holiday care – When you’re going away for a holiday (an extended July 4th weekend, perhaps?), you want to relax, recharge, and have fun without worry. That’s where respite comes in. While you’re away, your parents or loved ones will be professionally taken care of in a community that is well-equipped for their needs.
- Temporary care – If you are the primary caregiver and are ill, need to go in for surgery, have a business trip, or anything else that means you will be unable to help your parents, we can provide temporary care. The great thing about respite care is how flexible it is. You are able to set the exact dates you need a helping hand caring for your loved ones, and modify along the way if necessary.
- Increased medical needs – Senior care needs can change quite quickly, and it’s great to have extra support that can step in and assist you. Our respite care services are often used after a senior has had a serious illness or surgery and has completed short-term rehab, but doesn’t feel comfortable returning home just yet. Especially if your loved one normally lives alone, a respite stay can provide much-needed peace of mind, health monitoring, and assistance with daily activities as they recuperate.
- Introducing assisted living – This is an easy way for your loved one to “dip their toes in the water” and see what living at Bristol Glen is really like. You and your loved one can see firsthand what our community provides on an everyday basis, meet people living here, try out our clubs and activities, and see how the services can suit your loved one. The best thing about it? It’s commitment-free.
What is respite care at Bristol Glen like?
What can your loved one expect while you’re away?
Our senior community is set in beautiful natural surroundings, with 74 acres of gardens and grounds that seniors can enjoy at their leisure. Our buildings are modern and spacious, and each resident stays in their own 1 or 2-bedroom apartment, all of which are equipped with enhanced safety measures.
Any services your loved ones require will be discussed upfront with our team to ensure every need is met. Our associates and on-site medical professionals are experienced with everything from nursing care and dementia care to companionship and everyday assistance. You can choose the services your loved one needs and meet each member of our team so that you can feel more comfortable discussing all of your family member’s quirks and care requirements.
We’re also a very active and fun community! We have a great social calendar filled with events, clubs for different interests, an on-site salon, and a gym too. We also have game rooms, lounges, music and art areas, and more. And while you’re on your last-minute getaway, our team will send you regular updates and communications to keep you in the loop.