Are You A Caregiver? Here’s What You Need to Know About Respite Care

Now that it’s officially summer, take a moment to consider these statistics.
Caregivers spend 13 days a month on shopping, food preparation, housekeeping, laundry, transportation and dispensing medication. They spend 6 days per month on feeding, dressing, grooming, walking, bathing, etc. They dedicate 13 hours per month researching information on care services, disease and coordinating doctor visits and managing finances. (Source: Over the course of a year, you can imagine that caregiving is a role that requires limitless energy, tireless compassion and unwavering commitment for those in need of care. As we all know, no matter how much you love a job, everyone enjoys a break and time to relax. While most of us can take off from work and leave for a few days with little to worry about, caregivers often don’t have that luxury. If they are caring for an elderly parent who is disabled or suffering from Alzheimer’s, they can’t just take off for a summer vacation without careful planning. This is where respite care at Summerset becomes the affordable and convenient temporary solution.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care is temporary, short-term institutional care. The dependent elder may stay for a few days or up to 30 days.  The Summerset Respite Care Program offers the same quality family style care provided throughout our Assisted Living Program. Respite care offers a safe and attentive environment for those in need of assistance for a limited amount of time.
Do Guests Have a Suite Situation?
What’s sweeter than staying in a suite designed to make your loved one feel at home? Summerset Respite Care suites are fully furnished, comfortably decorated and come with all toiletry supplies. Summerset provides three nutritious meals daily and special diets will be accommodated.
Who is Responsible for Guest Services?
Summerset’s Resident Care Directors manage the stays of guests based on individual assessments of needs. Offering 24-hour access to staff, Summerset prides itself on a high-quality respite experience. Our staff will manage medications, dietary needs, physician’s visits and other details that will make our guests feel they are ‘home away from home’.
What do Daily Activities Include?
At Summerset, we provide a great activities program for guests who want to liven up their day. As part of our Sunshine Club’s Activity Program, these activities may include lectures, arts and crafts, song and dance programs, music, games, visits from church ministers and children, outings, and other forms of entertainment that our residents and guests request. In addition to these aspects of Summerset’s Respite Care Program, guests seeking an option for recuperating from a hospital stay are also welcome. Learn more about Summerset’s Respite Care Program. Don’t forget to follow us on social media and sign-up for our blog to stay up to date. ______________________________________________________________________________ Your Home Away from Home | Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Summerset Assisted Living Community is focused on providing top quality, excellent, compassionate care for those we serve. Schedule a tour today or give us a call at (470) 231-2357!