Offering Caregivers a Necessary Break with Respite Stays

Offering Caregivers a Necessary Break with Respite Stays

For caregivers of older adults, taking a break from time to time is critical to avoid becoming overly exhausted and stressed, which can affect your personal health and ability to provide your loved one with the best possible care.

Research has found that personal timeouts or breaks, when taken regularly, can contribute to a caregiver’s overall effectiveness. Respite from daily caregiving helps to prevent burnout by allowing you to attend to your life outside of caregiving, including your career, home, family, and personal needs. Afterward, you can return to caregiving feeling refreshed and rested, physically, mentally, emotionally, and perhaps with an entirely new perspective on care.

To serve this need for respite, many senior living communities, including Willowood at Mustang Senior Living, provide short, or longer-term respite stays or temporary housing and care specifically for seniors. This allows their caregiver to take a vacation or a break from their daily responsibilities.

“Sometimes it’s nice to let someone else do the laundry and prepare the meals. Sometimes it’s nice to have a few days off from being a caregiver so you can just be your mom’s daughter again. Our community offers respite care for just that reason!” said Polly Milligan, Willowood at Mustang’s Executive Director.

Short-term stays at our comfortable and welcoming community can also serve as a great resource for seniors recovering from an injury or a hospital stay, or for those interested in a trial stay before making a final decision about moving into the community as a resident.

Along with assisted living and memory care services delivered by our on-site resident assistants in a caring, healing environment, your loved one will have the freedom to enjoy all the services and amenities Willowood at Mustang has to offer, including our exercise room with equipment available 24/7, courtyard with walking paths, library, and beauty salon, as well as participation in activities, programming, social events and religious services.

In addition to a fully furnished apartment, our daily respite care rate also includes nutritious meals served daily, visiting home health, telehealth, hospice and mobile physicians, housekeeping and linen services, and transportation to medical appointments.

With a respite stay at Willowood at Mustang Senior Living, you’ll know your loved one is in good hands, enabling you to take time for self-care, whatever that means to you! Whether going on vacation, engaging in your favorite hobby, or meeting up with old friends! If you’re interested in arranging a respite stay for your loved one in one of our assisted living or memory care apartments here at Willowood at Mustang, give us a call at 405-860-6326 to schedule a tour.

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