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Senior Respite / Short Term Care

For those who are caring for their senior loved ones but who occasionally need a break, whether to take care of their own personal needs or to go out of town for a little while, respite care can be a great option. Respite care is a short-term solution that provides supervision for seniors as well as necessary medical care, help with hygiene needs such as bathing and dressing, and more. These services are typically provided outside of the home in a facility such as a nursing home, where the individual may have access to a private room or a shared accommodation.

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When Respite Services May Become Necessary

Choosing Respite Care Services

As much as we may want to always be there for our loved ones as they age, the fact is that there will be circumstances in our lives that will make it impossible for us to do it alone. Respite care can help relieve some of the stresses that are inherent to providing care to a loved one and further he...More

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Respite Care: In Home vs. Facility

Respite Care: In Home vs. Facility

When it comes to providing quality home care for today’s seniors, it is no secret that it sometimes takes a village. As our senior loved ones begin to age and find they are no longer able to care for themselves in the way they once were, many times friends and family members need to step up and st...More

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A Respite Care Checklist For Every Caregiver

A Respite Care Checklist For Every Caregiver

Acting as a primary caregiver for a senior loved one can be a big responsibility and a big undertaking. However, even the most dedicated of caregivers need a break from time to time. This is why there are services. Respite care is essentially short-term care meant to provide relief for a primary car...More

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Costs for Senior Respite Care

The cost of short-term or respite care for senior varies a lot depending on location and also the level of care required. For example, a senior suffering with dementia or Alzheimer's disease will require a higher level of respite care and therefore a hgiher overall cost. Typically, short-term care costs on average about $307 per day, or $9,222 per month.

As with all types of senior care, respite care costs shift a lot as you move from state to state. The highest costs in the United States are in Alaska, where care runs about $943 per day or $28,275 per month. However, in Texas, you will pay on average only $202 per day for short-term care or about $6,047 on a monthly basis.

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