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Help for the Holidays: The Benefits of a Respite Care Stay this Holiday Season

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The holiday season is right around the corner! This time of year can be stress-inducing for anyone, and being the primary caregiver for a senior loved one can complicate matters even further.

It’s not easy to juggle the responsibilities of caregiving on top of running errands, preparing food, wrapping gifts, planning a trip, and entertaining guests. If this sounds familiar, consider arranging a temporary respite care stay for your loved one in an assisted living community to help make the holidays a little merrier, and a lot less stressful for the both of you.

How can respite care help you and your loved one during the holiday season? Here’s a look at some of the many benefits of a holiday respite care stay:

Gain flexibility to travel

Many of us look forward to the holidays as a time to reconnect with long-distance friends or family members. But when a senior loved one relies on your support with daily tasks at home, traveling may not seem like an option. Thankfully, choosing a short-term respite care stay offers a convenient, flexible solution to this common problem.

By scheduling a short-term respite care stay in an assisted living community during the holidays, you’ll gain the freedom to travel without worrying about your loved one’s well-being. Expert staff members will take the time to get to know your loved one and ensure they feel comfortable, even arranging phone or video calls so you can check in while you’re out of town. 

Enjoy greater peace of mind

Respite care in an assisted living community is more than a safe place for seniors to stay. Your loved one will have full access to the same care, activities, amenities, and supportive services as residents of the community. During a respite care stay at Bethany Village, compassionate caregivers provide personal assistance with everything from bathing, grooming, and dressing to medication management and light housekeeping. Our assisted living areas also have a dedicated nurse on-site available 24-hours a day. Whatever your loved one’s needs may be, you can be confident that they will have everything they need.

Experience life as an assisted living resident

The holidays are always a fun and exciting time in assisted living communities like Bethany Village, making November and December ideal months to take advantage of a short-term respite care stay.

As a guest of the community, your loved one will have opportunities to participate in an array of festive events and activities ranging from music performances to holiday crafts, social hours, and special meals. Meanwhile, you can rest reassured knowing that your loved one is engaging with peers and participating in activities to celebrate the holidays. If your loved one has been on the fence about making a permanent move to an assisted living community, the chance to experience daily life as a resident can make their decision that much easier.

Respite Care at Bethany Village: Stay Here for the Holidays

If you’re a caregiver who needs a little extra help this holiday season, look no further than assisted living respite care at Bethany Village. Our respite care services are available year-round, including weekends and holidays. By planning ahead and working with Bethany Village respite care, you’ll give yourself the gift of time to travel and complete your to-do list, or simply relax while your senior loved one receives the highest-quality care and support in a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment.

Plan Ahead for a Holiday Respite Care Stay!

Because the holidays are a very busy time for respite care, we recommend booking your loved one’s stay well in advance. Contact us today to learn more about respite care at Bethany Village and arrange a private tour. We look forward to meeting you and your family!

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