Respite Care in the 21st Century

As we start to approach summer and with the weather getting warmer in New Jersey and New York, especially as COVID-19 restrictions ease, we’re all thinking the same thing: time for a vacation! Unfortunately, mom or dad or a loved one may not be in a condition to travel, or they may not be up for taking a trip. 

If you’ve been their daily caregiver and need a break, respite care is a fantastic option. Many communities offer daily, weekly and monthly specials. For them, it’s a staycation! Perhaps you’ve been thinking about Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Memory Care options for your loved one. This is a great trial opportunity to experience what it would be like.

The perception that your parent will be sitting around in their short-term stay apartment for the interim while you’re away is absolutely wrong, at least at Chelsea. We encourage our residents, short-term stay or otherwise, to join us on trips, activities, and themed events. Our parties are not to be missed! 

Get Help After a Surgery

Perhaps you recently had surgery and the healing time is going to take a while. If this is the case, there is likely a bit of frustration regarding who is going to take care of you. Family members have their own obligations, and you probably don’t want to take care of yourself just yet. Instead, think about respite care in New York and New Jersey. There is a community that will accommodate all of these needs 24 hours a day. 

Temporary Help is Available

If you have a family member who has taken on the responsibility of caring for you, there is a strong possibility that they are going to need a break now and then. If this is the case, respite care is the perfect solution. 

This could be for an extended period of time such as if you are going on vacation or maybe a few days a week. This care is available in the comfort of their own home or in a senior living community like one of ours. Adult daycare is another option. Don’t take on the responsibility of caring for a sick family member alone.

Caregiving is a Big Responsibility

Most people are hoping to keep their parents at home with them. Unfortunately, this can be a tremendous responsibility. Learn more about senior care. Don’t risk putting your own physical and mental health at risk. It’s too much for the average person, and there is no shame in asking for help. Go shopping, get some exercise, or even just take a nap. By doing this, you will be fully charged and ready to take care of those that you love.

A Team of Professionals is Ready to Help

Don’t get overwhelmed with everything that is going on. Instead, contact a temporary care community today. Chelsea has a team of professionals who are qualified, caring, fully trained, bonded and insured, and also very flexible. They understand everyone needs a break, and they will come in and take over so that you don’t have to go through this alone. You will feel better about leaving a loved one because they will be in the hands of someone who is going to make sure they are well cared for.

Schedule a Consultation Appointment Today

Schedule an in-home assessment today. Learn more about the different services that are available and decide which ones would be beneficial for this situation. Some people require full-time care while others just need some help a few days a week. Every situation is going to be different, and it is important to find someone who has plenty of experience to take on this responsibility. There will be a customized care plan for each patient. This way, they will get the proper care regarding their specific needs.

Assisted Living is Available

It’s difficult to decide to put a loved one into an assisted living community. After all, most family members feel guilty because they cannot care for their beloved family members. Rather than feeling guilty, consider the guilt that would be felt if you were to take on too much responsibility and they were to get hurt. Consider assisted living to have 24-hour care by a team of professionals who are going to make sure your loved one is properly cared for. 

Bring Your Pet

Perhaps there is a pet involved. If this is the case, there is likely a bit of stress regarding whether the pet would be welcome at the care community. Thankfully, the answer is yes. We understand that a furry friend is another member of the family, and they will definitely be welcome in the community. Someone is also available for transportation and running errands. They will drive residents to doctor’s appointments, pick up prescriptions, or even go to the store.

Chelsea Senior Living has been around for over 30 years. We are dedicated to improving the lives and lifestyles of our residents. If you’re interested in respite care or moving in full time, check out one of our Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Memory Care communities and contact us for more information. 


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