Itching for a Vacation? Consider Respite Care for Mom & Dad


Summer is pretty much here, and everyone deserves a vacation – especially senior caregivers. Caregiving can be so rewarding, but with great reward comes great responsibility. Juggling multiple responsibilities like caring for your senior parent 24/7, caring for your own family, and perhaps, even managing another career can be exhausting without the occasional break. If this sounds like you, now is the time to consider respite care at United Methodist Communities at Collingswood. At UMC, mom and dad will be fully supported as if they are full-time assisted living residents – meaning we will do everything to keep them engaged, safe and sound.

If you’re still on the fence, our respite care team at Collingswood, NJ, has compiled a list of the three major reasons why you should consider respite for mom and dad.

#1 – More chances for them to socialize. There is always something going on at Collingswood! Even during COVID-19, the way we socialized may have changed, but that didn’t mean we ever stopped. With our enhanced health and safety measures, we have been able to hold group activities successfully like movie days, virtual museum tours in the library and meditation. When mom and dad join us short-term for respite, they will be able to join in on the fun and socialize with other residents.

#2 – Mom and dad will have access to all care services within the community. Apart from all the fun activities, your senior parent will have access to all the care services offered at our assisted living community. Services like medication management, assistance with personal care and hygiene, meal preparation and more are all a part of respite care at Collingswood.

#3 – You will come back from vacation feeling better than ever! Taking breaks from caregiving from time to time is not only encouraged, but very necessary for your mental health. As rewarding as caregiving can be, if you don’t prioritize your own self-care, you will succumb to the dreaded “caregiver burnout.” Seeking occasional respite, especially for a nice vacation getaway, will help to reduce stress and refresh your energy levels. There’s also no need to worry about whether or not your senior parents are in the right hands. Our experienced associates are on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address their wants and needs almost immediately.

Active respite care for seniors in Camden County, NJ

The more active seniors are, the better! Taking part in regular physical activity keeps seniors strong enough to complete daily tasks on their own, while maintaining independence. At Collingswood, respite care entails many physical activities to keep seniors busy and active, such as group meditation, yoga and other fun exercise programs. As mentioned above, our respite care residents also enjoy access to other care services, such as assistance with daily tasks, delicious dining options, and other UMC events that are going on.

Contact United Methodist Communities at Collingswood to find out how we are leading the way in respite for seniors in New Jersey. Our dedicated associates can answer any questions you may have about all the respite care services offered in Camden County, NJ. For more information, please visit our website at:

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