Respite Care in Huntsville, TX
Respite care for older adults is also known as a short-term stay. It describes the temporary and often overnight care for seniors who otherwise would require permanent residence at a senior living community. Older adults in respite care experience what life would be like in an assisted living environment while their caregivers receive a much-deserved break.
Short-Term Stays for Seniors
Whatever the reason for respite care, Sundale Senior Living provides personalized assistance tailored to each individual’s needs. Seniors also have access to the same amenities, programs, services, and outings as full-time residents during their stay.
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What is Respite Care?
Although respite care residents stay with us for a short period, they experience everything our assisted living community offers:
- Apartment-style rooms: Private apartments allow all short- and long-term residents to maintain independence.
- Nutritious meals: The delicious chef-inspired meals seniors receive will fulfill their appetites and nutritional needs.
- 24-hour staff: Our caring staff members are always available for assistance and support.
- Emergency call buttons: Each resident receives an emergency call button they can use at any time. Our community is five minutes away from Huntsville Memorial Hospital.
- Enriching programs: Residents decide upon the programs and activities we offer, so there’s something for everyone every day.
- Comprehensive, individualized services: Sundale offers a full suite of services depending on each individual’s abilities. We promote independence and give support when needed.
When Should You Consider Respite Care?
Seniors and their families choose respite care for various reasons, such as:
Benefits of Temporary Assisted Living
As a temporary form of assisted living, respite care offers multiple benefits for seniors and their caregivers:
Although caring for those who once cared for you is rewarding, you also need to look after your well-being. Caregivers can travel, run necessary errands, or relax knowing that their loved ones are well cared for in a respite stay.
All residents receive assistance when they need it and freedom when they don’t.
Residents can enjoy a fulfilling and independent lifestyle without worrying about household chores. Respite and full-time residents receive weekly light housekeeping, laundry services, and nutritious meals three times daily.
Seniors typically have many questions, uncertainties, and reservations regarding the transition to a community environment. Respite care is a great way to give assisted living a try. Experiencing an assisted living community for themselves temporarily and without commitment can significantly ease their minds.
Respite care can fast-track recovery for seniors, whether they endured a fall or underwent a procedure. It allows family members to resume their busy lives, knowing their loved one gets the care and attention they need.
Numerous programs are available for all community residents, from outings, spa days, and game nights to SuperBowl parties, exercise classes, and movie marathons.
Feelings of isolation can increase the risk of various physical and mental conditions in older adults, such as depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease, a weakened immune system, heart disease, cognitive decline, and more. Conversely, a community lifestyle promotes seniors’ social interaction, exercise, and mental stimulation, thus increasing cognitive and physical function.
All residents gain access to chef-inspired, quality meals three times a day and the freedom of choosing healthy substitutes. Other amenities include enriching social programs, an on-site beauty salon, updated apartment-style living, and more.
Respite care reassures families, knowing that staff members are always available to offer support and assistance.
Temporary stays are flexible. Respite care is available on an as-needed basis, so if a trial run wasn’t successful the first time, you could try again later.
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Sundale Senior Living offers respite care for seniors recovering from injury or illness, wishing to try assisted living, or whose caregiver needs a break. Every short-term stay includes modern apartment living, housekeeping and laundry services, dietitian-crafted meals, enriching activities, and all amenities.
Our 24/7 available staff is here to help determine whether a respite stay at Sundale is right for you. Please view our photo galleries, take a virtual tour, and give us a call to discuss your options! We look forward to assisting you.
The Lexington Center staff are very friendly to everyone who comes in. You can tell immediately that they love the residents because they love what they do. There is always just “happy” noise in the atmosphere. The community has beautiful, Southern Plantation decor and architecture. The rooms are spacious and the common areas are beautiful as well with lots of windows and feels open with lots of sunshine!
It’s a really great place to work at. The staff are really joyful to work with everyone works as a team and gets along great with each other. The main reason I work there is because the residents are so happy there you can tell they really enjoy the community and how well thay are looked after by the nursing staff we all go the extra mile to make them feel right at home.
When I moved here, I didn’t know what to expect since I’d never lived anywhere but home. From the very start, I felt nothing but absolute concern and interest in my health and well-being. There has never been anytime that I’ve doubted I was in the right place.
The staff and administration at Sundale are simply outstanding. I feel so blessed to be here with such caring people.
I have been so impressed by the compassion and care the staff has for residents. The relationships are truly that of family. I can’t imagine a better place for late in life care.