Project Description

What is Respite Care?

Respite Care is short-term inpatient care provided to the patient when necessary for providing a break in caregiving to the patient’s caregiver(s). It is provided on an occasional basis, for a maximum of five consecutive days. Respite Care is provided in a hospital, hospice unit or long-term care facility.

  • Daily visits by staff while in respite care to assure the same level of comfort  

  • Partnering facilities allow for peace of mind for caregiver

  • Avoid caregiver burnout and reenergize

How We Assist

A patient may be moved to respite care when the caregiver needs a break. Many hospice patients live at home, with their family providing most of the care, sometimes around the clock. Caring for their loved one can be exhausting and very stressful. The family members and/or caregivers need time to themselves and it’s important that they take that time.

Respite care allows a patient to be temporarily placed in a facility with 24-hour care so the family can rest. If the patient is willing and the family requests it, hospice must provide placement in a facility or a hospice home for the patient. The patient will be transferred to the facility, and according to Medicare regulations, can stay for up to five days before being transferred back home.

Because we are your community hospice, we want to assure that the caregivers are fresh and able to continue to be the vitally important part of the care that their loved ones need.

  HOSPICE TEAM

REGISTERED NURSES
MEDICAL DIRECTORS
CERTIFIED HOSPICE AIDS
SOCIAL WORKERS
CHAPLAINS
VOLUNTEERS
BEREAVMENT COUNSELORS

  OPENING HOURS

Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:00

(248) 572-6690

Ask Us A Question

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