Looking for short-term placement of a loved one? Our respite care program is a convenient option for caregivers in need of a short break from their duties. Whether you need to recharge, go away for business for a few days or a few weeks, or visit long-distance friends or family, you are assured peace of mind knowing that your loved one will be well taken care of. Respite care is also an opportunity for your loved one to experience Lock Haven prior to making a permanent residence commitment.
Our respite residents enjoy our myriad of amenities and services, as well as the same level of attentive care that we provide our long-term residents. And in case of a medical emergency when time is of essence, one can be transported to the hospital in a matter of seconds as we are located right next door to Lock Haven Hospital.
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We understand how you may feel about respite care. Those who take pride in caring for their family members at home are often worried about what asking for help or what sending their loved one to a center means. It doesn’t mean that your loved one is a burden or that you can no longer care for them adequately. Everyone needs a break from any type of caregiving!
The result of getting a temporary caregiving break is that you’ll return refreshed and happy, which is critical because the first step of being a caregiver is maintaining a level of self-care.
In fact, you may be surprised at the affect that respite care has on both you and your loved one. For you, a break can feel very restorative. You will return to your caretaking duties with new energy and attitude, just as you might return to your work after a vacation. And, for your loved one, a new environment can be highly engaging. They can explore new things, try new foods, and make new social connections, all of which is highly rewarding. You can feel assured that your loved one is in a safe and attentive environment, receiving the same quality of care you provide at home.
Respite care many be temporary, but the positive effects can last a long time. Reach out to us to discuss your concerns about respite care and what kind of support your loved one will receive while they are with us.