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Respite care for seniors in Vancouver

A look at trial stays in seniors' care homes

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Families in Vancouver are encouraged to seek out professional respite care for elderly relatives. When a parent or elderly loved one requires extensive care, this is cumulatively taxing on your time, energy and resources.  Caregivers in Greater Vancouver (including Surrey, Burnaby, Coquitlam, etc.) can get a break from caregiving by availing themselves of a number of services

Your options in respite care include the following:

  • Residential care facilities
  • Adult day centres and programs
  • Home care services

Vancouver care homes with respite stays


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Tapestry at Arbutus Walk

Tapestry at Arbutus Walk

2799 Yew Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6K 4W2
A senior living community in Vancouver, BC offering luxurious seniors' apartments in an active community, along with assisted living and other options.
Tapestry at Wesbrook Village

Tapestry at Wesbrook Village

3338 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6S 0A6
This beautiful Vancouver seniors' community offers a variety of private suites, along with community services including dining, wellness activities and more.
OPAL by Element

OPAL by Element

438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y2J4
438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 2J4 Opal offers a full continuum of care from Independent Living, Assisted living all the way to Complex Care, allowing the opportunity for aging in place.
Legacy Senior Living

Legacy Senior Living

611 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 0C7
Legacy Senior Living is Vancouver’s premier retirement community offering luxurious boutique-style retirement living for independent, active mature adults seeking an exceptional lifestyle in the heart of Oakridge.

Advantages of respite care homes in Vancouver and area

A number of Vancouver's top retirement homes offer respite care services, with a number of obvious advantages to families and seniors.

For the caregiver, these benefits include:

  • A needed break, in which they take a vacation, spend time with their own family, travel, or just gather strength, get some work done, or do whatever else they need.
  • Relief from caregiver stress and fatigue, which accumulates over time. This can lead to personal and even health problems.
  • 24-hour supervision and care for older patients, in a dedicated care environment staffed by medical professionals. Care will certainly include housekeeping and meals, and may include other types of services ranging from dressing to incontinence care and other specifics.

For the elderly family member with dementia or another care need, the benefits include:

  • An opportunity to interact with peers
  • A safe environment, often designed specifically for dementia sufferers, including colour-coded hallways, explicit room signage and other helpful aids for those suffering memory disorders.
  • Professional caregiving offered by people trained in techniques including the Gentle Persuasive Approach
  • Exposure to therapies like Brain Games that can relieve some symptoms of dementia including progressive memory loss, etc.

If you find yourself in need of emergency respite care, Vancouver retirement homes are well-equipped to help out, with dedicated staff and care facilities.

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Use a short stay to test out your options

A trial stay in a retirement home is a great way to get facts. When doing so, you are likely to have your eyes opened to local senior care available to you, the excellent facilities and environments available, and the professional care staff in these residences.

Short-term stays are an ideal tool for families, as Alzheimer's Disease progresses. You can try out a variety of local memory care facilities, find out how costs fit your budget and how care facilities meet the specific needs of your aging loved one. Many retirement homes are adjusting facilities' design and care options to meet the needs of an increasing number of dementia patients. This includes those with Alzheimer's Disease certainly, but also other dementias, including early onset Alzheimer's, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Lewy Body Dementia and other related dementias and memory disorders.

Homes listed above have much more detail about short term stays they offer, and what types of care are available. 


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