Respite care Calgary
A look at short term stays for senior care
The following Calgary senior care communities offer respite care stays. Caregiving families can get short term relief from stress or take time for other things, thanks to these care providers. The communities below offer excellent care in an environment that combines a home-like feel with the availability of medical and care staff. Below the listings, learn more about other short term stays and care options. Read more
The best respite care options: Calgary retirement homes
Who qualifies for respite care?
Respite care is ideal for caregiving families who want time away from caregiving responsibilities. Retirement homes listed above spell off caregivers, offering professional clinical care in a clean environment that's also notably comfortable. There are a number of noteworthy advantages in this for caregiving families:
- You can be certain your loved one has professional care and attention around the clock.
- Retirement home care staff will be better-trained than family members, especially in dealing with the effects of dementia, for example. Through observation and discussion with staff, you can acquire professional caregiving techniques and tricks.
- This also gives people a window into life inside Calgary’s senior care communities. You can try out or preview senior care options around you, for future considerations.
Other short stays at Calgary retirement communities
Closely related to respite care stays, and sometimes referred to interchangeably, convalescent care stays are another form of short term senior care. A convalescent care stay in a retirement home is an ideal solution for anyone 55 and older, who is recovering from surgery, or otherwise post-operative. In the same vein as respite care above, this offers professionally trained nursing staff in an environment peopled by friendly peers, with meals and social opportunities on hand.
Seniors who want a look at nearby retirement communities from inside can take a one or two week trial run at a Calgary retirement community. This gives you a taste of what it’s like to have someone take care of laundry, meal prep and other things you’d rather live without. More importantly, you get a sense of the community’s life, its daily rhythms, and the camaraderie of peers. Learn more, and find Calgary communities listed, in our fuller look at trial-stays.
Family members and others can also take guest stays at many of the communities listed above. This is an ideal solution for people visiting from out of town. Residents of retirement homes are encouraged to invite friends and family to stay in communities’ guest suites. This is a great way to spend time together, make your own trial stay, and take part firsthand in the oft-astonishing accoutrements and amenities available in the high quality retirement communities listed above.