Short-Term Care Guide

Comprehensive information about Short Term Stays

Short-term care, also known as respite care, is a great option for family caregivers who need a break from their caregiving duties while they take a vacation, recover from surgery, or take time to set up a long-term care plan for aging relatives.

Senior housing communities offer short-term stays for seniors while the family caregiver is away or otherwise unable to provide care. Short-term stays can range from a week to a month long, and provide comprehensive care in a senior living community without further obligation to sign on for other services. Short-term stays provide families with affordable 24-hour care, memory support for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia, socialization opportunities, and caregiver oversight.

Short-term stays in assisted living are a valuable way to transition home safely after a hospital stay due to surgery or illness. These communities offer supportive environments where seniors can get assistance with the activities of daily living such as showering and dressing, toileting, medication management, and rehabilitation.

Finding short-term care communities is simple and free on Seniorly. Families can use our unique platform to view photos, videos, and comprehensive reviews of assisted living communities in their preferred area with all the amenities they desire for their short-term stay.

On Seniorly, families can also book community tours and contact communities directly for more information about short-term care program. With our new billing tool, families can even pay for short-term respite stays on our secure platform, using a credit or debit card at no extra charge. This is a specialized tool to help you gain control of the senior housing search from start-to-finish.

When someone moves into a senior living community for their short-term stay, they will receive a complimentary Seniorly Carekit, filled with discounts and recommendations for the best senior care services around

Seniorly helps you find Short Term Stays

Understand Your Options

There are a variety of options for seniors and their families seeking housing and care options, which can make it difficult to know where to start. Seniorly strives to offer families the most comprehensive information on senior housing options, including pricing and availability for the communities you are interested in.
Independent Living

Encompasses a wide variety of options, from age-restricted to full service “hotel-like” communities.
Recommended for those that want more social engagement and light services, while living self-sufficiently. Many independent living communities have partnerships with home health/care agencies to allow residents to stay in communities even when they need help with their personal care. Learn More.

MONTHLY COST $$$

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TYPICAL SERVICES

Limited

Assisted Living

Includes help with Activities of Daily Living(ADLs) or monitoring of daily activities and outside health care providers.
Recommended for people who can no longer age safely at home, require some type of help with ADLs, or desire a maintenance-free lifestyle. Learn More.

MONTHLY COST $$$$

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TYPICAL SERVICES

Care and social activities

Memory Care

Support for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases.
Recommended for those diagnosed with memory loss and who require help everyday. If you or your loved one suspects that there is a memory problem, contact a medical professional for an evaluation. Learn More.

MONTHLY COST $$$$$
TYPICAL SERVICES

Care and dementia programming

Respite Care

Short-term stay that can range from a week to a month long, and provide comprehensive care in a senior living community
Recommended for family caregivers who need a break from their caregiving duties while they take a vacation, recover from surgery, or take time to set up along-term care plan for aging relative Learn More.

DAILY COST $150-$300
TYPICAL SERVICES

Care and social Activities

Hospice Care

The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of life for residents and family caregivers by providing a safe, supportive environment for aging.
Recommended for seniors who are chronically or terminally ill. Hospice care is meant to provide management of pain and symptoms, while attending to a person’s emotional and spiritual needs toward the end of life. Learn More.

MONTHLY COST $$$$

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TYPICAL SERVICES

Care and pain management

In-Home Care

In-home caregivers can provide hourly or round-the-clock support for seniors who prefer to age in place at home.
Recommended for seniors who are not yet ready to move into a senior housing community, but require some form of assistance with the activities of daily living such as showering, dressing, eating, etc. Learn More.

HOURLY COST $25-$40
TYPICAL SERVICES

Care and ADL'S

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