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 residential care facilities, adult day centres and programs, and home care services. Learn more about the advantages.

Vancouver care homes with respite stays

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Granville Gardens  

1550 West 49th Avenue,, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6M 0B3

Located in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood, Granville Gardens offers residents the opportunity to stay active and live in a well-appointed urban community, surrounded by shopping centres, parks, community centres.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Courtyard Gardens  

7051 Moffat Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V6Y 3W2

Courtyard Gardens offers an enriching community, with quality staff & friendly & caring environment. 107 Private & Subsidized suites in Assisted Living, 31 Private Pay Extended Care studio suites & 1 Respite Suite.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Long-term care

Thornebridge Gardens  

649 8th Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3M 2R2

Thornebridge Gardens is one of New Westminster’s finest retirement residences, providing luxurious, worry-free surroundings with life enriching services that inspire healthy senior living. Many options are available!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Pacific Carlton Seniors Community  

15366 17th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia, V4A 1T9

Pacific Carlton features the largest senior suites in South Surrey and White Rock - perfect for couples! With a vibrant lifestyle, homestyle cooking, and 24/7 support, Pacific Carlton is the perfect place to call home.

Lifestyle Options: Apartments, Independent Living

Magnolia Gardens  

5840 Glover Rd, Langley, British Columbia, V3A 9K3

An oasis in the heart of Langley City, Magnolia Gardens features bright, spacious suites and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Two choices in senior living: 115 independent living suites, and a 40 suite licensed Care Centre.

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

Waterford, The  

1345 56th Street, Tsawwassen, British Columbia, V4L 2P9

Featuring bright suites surrounded by pedestrian pathways, and a two-acre water feature in Tsawwassen town-centre. Two choices in all-inclusive senior housing: independent living and a licensed Care Centre suites.

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

Hamilton High Street Residence  

23100 Garripie Avenue, Richmond, British Columbia, V6V 0B9

Welcome to where independence meets peace of mind. Experience Richmond's cruise-inspired community offering gourmet meals, active living, entertainment & services that are not in-your-face, but there when you need them.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

OPAL by Element  

438 West King Edward Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y 05M

438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 0M5 Opal offers a full continuum of support from Independent Living, Assisted living all the way to Complex Care, allowing the opportunity for aging in place.

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

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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