Is Temporary Assisted Living Worth It?
Most people have heard about assisted living communities and all the many benefits they provide to seniors. Amenities like restaurant-style dining, social activities, transportation, wellness centers, and assistance with daily activities from trained and compassionate staff in a secure environment allow seniors to enjoy life and maintain independence safely.
Did you know that some assisted living communities, like Solterra Senior Living, also offer temporary assisted living options? Sometimes known as respite or short-term care, this option is an often overlooked solution that can meet specific needs of both seniors and their caregivers in certain situations.
Let’s take a closer look at temporary assisted living:
When You Might Choose Temporary Assisted Living
There are several situations in which you might consider a temporary assisted living option. The following are the most common reasons, but are not a prerequisite for this type of housing.
Respite for Caregiver
If you are caring for an aging loved one who needs some assistance with everyday life like cooking, bathing, or transportation, you might be worried about who will take over for you if you need a break or want to take a vacation.
Respite care at an assisted living community gives you peace of mind that your loved one is well-cared for while you take some time away. Seniors enjoy the full range of amenities, including quality healthcare, social activities, transportation, and delicious meals in a caring, home-like setting.
Recovery From Injury or Surgery
Temporary assisted living might be a good option for seniors who have recently suffered an injury or undergone surgery and need some extra help during recovery. Alternatively, if you are a caregiver for a family member who has been discharged from the hospital and you are unable to provide the additional care they need while they recover, temporary assisted living can help you with transitional care.
Fully trained and compassionate staff are ready to help with physical therapy, medication management, and day-to-day tasks.
Trial Run for Move to Assisted Living
Are you considering a move to assisted living but are unsure whether it’s the right choice for you or your loved one? When you choose short-term care you have the opportunity to fully experience what being part of an assisted living community is like before committing full-time.
Paying for Temporary Assisted Living
If you are exploring short-term or respite care programs, you might be worried about how to pay for them. The staff at Solterra Senior Living works with you to find financial solutions that might include veteran’s benefits, long-term care insurance, a bridge loan, and more. Many families are able to combine funding from several different sources to make temporary assisted living an affordable option.
Whether you’re a caregiver researching short-term care or a senior looking into assisted living, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have, schedule a tour of one of our beautiful communities, discuss all the benefits of temporary assisted living, or look into the availability of these options for you and your family.