My father-in-law is getting discharged from a hospital in Sacramento and I'm worried because I won't be able to take care of him full-time. Do you know of any programs in the area that can care for him short-term?

Asked by: Tami Rogers |Posted on: February,09 | Viewed: 446 times


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Thanks for reaching out! We're happy to help. 

It's often difficult for family members who are working full-time and trying to juggle a busy schedule to know how to care for their elderly loved ones. Depending on the reason for his hospital stay, you might also be worried about risks associated with moving him home. 
Fortunately, there are supportive services that can help. Respite care, or short-term stays, are often a great option for people in your situation, because they offer the type of care, amenities, and rehabilitation opportunities that your father-in-law may need. 
By signing up for free on, you can search for local care communities in Sacramento that can take your father-in-law for a short period of time while he recuperates. Simply search by city, and then "Filter by Care Options" and click on "Respite Programs". This search will result in a list of communities that fit your needs, all within the Sacramento Area. You can also limit your results by amenities, your budget, care needs, and much more. 
Utilizing local respite programs will allow your father-in-law to regain his strength while remaining close to home. This way, you will rest assured knowing that he is taken care of, and he will get the chance to meet new people, get involved in community activities, and rehabilitate. 
If you would like some more information or need help finding the right community, call us at (415) 570-4370 to speak to one of our Seniorly family coordinators today!

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About Tami Rogers

Tami Rogers is a mom, award winning writer, passionate chef, blogger and frequent contributor to Seniorly and other sites dedicated to seniors and aging well. She also writes for parenting magazines and websites focused on the emotional well being of teens.

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