Going Away for the Holidays? Consider Respite for Mom and Dad

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Although the holidays are usually a time to get together with family, it could also be a prime opportunity to get away and relax, especially if you are the primary caregiver for a senior loved one. If you are considering going away for the holidays and are worried about who will watch over Mom or Dad, consider our respite care services in Gloucester County. Here are a few reasons to trust our team of talented caregivers with your senior parent.

Reduce stress related to the holidays. The most wonderful time of the year can sometimes put people over the edge. Full-time caregivers often have their own families to prepare and provide for over the holidays. Some of the biggest stress-inducers of the holiday season include the financial worry of buying gifts, hosting Christmas dinner, or having extended family come and stay with you through New Year’s.

While you may miss seeing your extended family, the holidays are a great time to get away with your immediate family. Taking a vacation is not only encouraged, but necessary for full-time caregivers to do their job to the best of their ability. If you can’t rely on other family members to step up during this time, respite care can be a more viable option for your senior loved one. Respite residents at our senior community in Pitman, NJ have access to all social activities and programs offered to ensure they won’t feel lonely or isolated. We also allow visitation from extended family members during the holiday season.

We’ll care for your loved ones as if they’re our own. While you’re taking a much-needed break, your loved one will be in the best hands possible. Having a complete understanding of your senior parent’s medical needs, abilities, and preferences will help them transition to UMC at Pitman more seamlessly. Whether their needs consist of social interaction, daily exercise, assistance with activities of daily living, or even memory support, our Life Enrichment Team Specialists are on-site 24 hours a day to ensure your loved one’s comfort at all times. All of our associates have a real passion for senior care and are fulfilled by providing your loved ones with the best quality of life possible during their stay.

Advanced respite care services in Pitman, NJ

No matter the reason for staying, all of our respite care residents at Pitman have direct access to our medical professionals, amenities, sponsored activities, social outings, and more. Your senior loved one can enjoy the comforts of home and the security of professional care during the holidays with amenities such as:

  • Fully furnished apartments
  • Licensed nurses, therapists, and caregivers available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Assistance with ADL’s (activities of daily living) including personal care and hygiene, medication management, health monitoring, and more
  • Nutritious home-cooked meals that adhere to dietary preferences
  • 24-hour alert pendants and security personnel on-site

We have found that a significant number of respite care residents choose to stay as full-time residents in our community after making new friends and discovering new hobbies. We invite you and your loved one to come to spend time socializing with our residents and team members before making any long-term commitments, especially before the holidays.

For more information about our respite care services for seniors at Pitman in Gloucester County, please contact us today or visit our website at: https://umcommunities.org/pitman/

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