Respite care London

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Families in London giving care to senior loved ones can find short term relief by using respite care stays offered by retirement homes. Inside these communities, families will find professional care staff and an environment that combines clinical care with a suitably homelike atmosphere.


Retirement homes with respite care in London

The Village of Glendale Crossing  

3030 Singleton Avenue, London, Ontario, N6L 0B6

A true retirement hub featuring independent Living Apartments with full kitchens, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Retirement suites with walk out patios, Assisted Care, Memory Care and LTC.

Lifestyle Options: Apartments, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care

Sifton - Longworth  

600 Longworth Road, London, Ontario, N6K 4X9

Voted London's Best Retirement Residence seven years running! We promote our passion for seniors living well by offering choices for an active, wellness focused lifestyle with the security of knowing help is at hand.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Sifton - Richmond Woods  

200 North Centre Road, London, Ontario, N5X 0B1

A desirable retirement residence in London, Ontario, including 130 suites with extensive amenities designed to provide the ultimate in retirement living. Proud winners of the "Best of London in Retirement Living 2020!"

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Oakcrossing Retirement Living  

1238 Oakcrossing Road, London, Ontario, N6H 0K2

Welcome to Oakcrossing Retirement Living, where we have a fresh perspective on senior living. Offering a large variety of studios, one- and two-bedroom suites with both retirement and assisted living services available.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

The benefits of respite care in a retirement home

Typically, families are giving care to a senior loved one in early to middle stages of dementia, who requires significant care from family and/or home health care services. Of course, there are other reasons families provide care, but in all cases, you will have contacted the Home and Community Care Support and received a recommendation for a respite care stay. (Learn more about case management and other services offered in our overview of  LHINs.) 

Acquiring respite help can be critical to avoiding caregiver burnout, and can make you a better caregiver in the long run. Aside from simply taking a breather, this can improve caregiving in other ways: 

Other short term senior care and short stay options

Convalescent care may also be offered by the retirement residences listed above. This phrase is used interchangeably with respite care, though we think there’s a necessary distinction. When any older London resident is recovering from surgery, convalescence in a retirement home is worth exploring. Learn more about this in our bigger look at convalescent care stays

Two other short stay options are likely also available at retirement communities listed above: 

Guest stays give people a luxury-hotel-like experience to call their own, if a suite is available. This kind of short stay is typically taken by a friend or family member of a senior already living in the retirement home.

Trial stays are a popular way for seniors to test out life in a London retirement home that piques their interest. These are, as implied, a commitment-free stay of one or two weeks (the longer the better). During this time, you get a feel for the daily rhythm of the community, make new friends, try the food, take part in activities, and get a firsthand look at retirement living. Find London communities listed in our fuller look at trial stays.

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