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What is Respite Care and why is it beneficial?

Respite care provides short term relief for caregivers. Loved ones reside with our community for short stays, that can range anywhere from a few hours a day, overnight stays, or stays for weeks.

At FAMILY EXTENDED CARE OF WINTER HAVEN, we understand that there are a variety of reasons that make respite stays necessary, in a place that offers personal care and a warm, welcoming environment. We treat our residents visiting on respite care with the same compassion and commitment to service that we offer to all of our residents.

You may consider respite care services for the following reasons, but not limited to:

  • Family caregivers need a break or have travel plans
  • Seniors need supervised attention on a short-term basis
  • Seniors considering assisted living setting, may want to try out the experience for themselves, prior to making a permanent commitment

We begin each stay with an evaluation to create an individualized care plan for your loved one. Our care includes nursing observation, assistance with activities of daily living (like dressing and bathing), medication management, scheduled transportation and much more.

We offer a variety of healthy dining options overseen by our registered dietitian, and includes three meals a day and nutritious snacks.

We provide a range of engaging and individualized activities that bring our residents and staff together.

Accommodations include:

  • Private apartments with personal alert systems in case of emergencies
  • Nutritious meals available in the dining room or with room service, with accommodations for special dietary requirements or preferences.
  • Scheduled transportation for local appointments, errands and outings
  • A social calendar with daily opportunities for learning, creativity, fitness and recreation
  • Daily housekeeping and linen services
  • 24-hour staff

Day Care Services

Our community also offers adult day care programs for seniors who need supervision and stimulation during the day while their primary caregiver is at work or otherwise occupied during daytime hours. Instead of staying at home alone, seniors can come to our community and enjoy social interaction and recreational activities in a safe and supportive environment.

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