My best friend has been taking care of her aging in-laws for some time now, but she is supposed to go out of town for a business trip next week. Do you know of any supportive services in Oakland that can help care for her in-laws while she is away? Thanks!

Asked by: Deborah Burstyn |Posted on: February,10 | Viewed: 385 times


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Thanks for reaching out! It can be nerve-wracking to leave aging loved ones alone for any period of time while you are going out of town, so it's definitely wise for your friend to seek supportive services in her area. Fortunately, Seniorly has some great options on its platform in the Oakland area. 

For this particular situation, we would recommend that you make use of "respite care" programs at local senior living communities. Respite care programs are short-term stays in a community that allow aging loved ones to be taken care of when family caregivers have to go away. These communities have trained caregivers on staff who can look after seniors with a wide array of care needs and medical conditions.
With an account on, you can search for communities in the East Bay that specialize in short-term care. You can also narrow your search by filtering for things like community features, pricing, and availability. 
For additional support in finding the right respite care program, email us at or call us at (415) 570-4370. Seniorly is your go-to source for information on short-term stays, and we're happy to connect you with one of our family coordinators or on-staff gerontologist, who can help you identify care needs and communities that match. We're here to help!

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