For many families, providing care for an aging loved one at home is the best solution for their safety and comfort. However, situations may arise when an adult’s caregiver needs time away, whether for work, family commitments, or personal matters. For these situations, St. Barnabas offers respite care at The Arbors living assistance communities in Valencia, Gibsonia, and Beaver, Pennsylvania. Respite care ensures short-term help is available with the same high standards our residents enjoy, so you can schedule time away without worry.

A man uses a walker
A caregiver places her hand on a man's shoulder as she talks with him

What Is Respite Care?

Caregiving is one of the most rewarding things a person can do. In many cases, helping a family member or loved one remain at home or live with loved ones works well for the whole family, and help from other relatives and friends can make this goal possible. Still, supporting a parent, spouse, or other person through illness or caring for an individual with special needs can be taxing over time. Caregivers experience a great deal of stress and often struggle to find time for themselves. Eventually, this takes a physical and emotional toll and impedes your ability to manage your own affairs and provide quality care.

To help provide the time needed to care for yourself as well as a loved one, respite care offers a short-term living assistance solution. Whether you need a few hours for an appointment or a few weeks for other commitments, respite care ensures your family member or loved one is safe and comfortable while you attend to other demands. It’s a great way to schedule a family vacation, plan for a work trip, recover after a medical procedure, and more without compromising the well-being of your loved one.

At the same time, respite care can benefit the patient as much as the caregiver. It gives your loved ones an opportunity to meet new people, try new things, and enjoy activities that help them stay more engaged. Respite care also offers a simple way to explore assisted living. If your loved one has been reluctant to leave their current home but needs a more personalized care than is possible there, respite care can show them all the benefits of an active, welcoming senior living assistance community.

Respite Care at The Arbors

Offered at The Arbors – Valencia, The Arbors – Gibsonia, and The Arbors III, St. Barnabas respite care provides an all-inclusive experience that’s as affordable as it is secure. Our respite care amenities include:

  • Three delicious, healthy meals prepared daily by our on-site chef
  • Inviting accommodations with television and the comforts of home
  • 24/7 help with activities of daily living
  • Medication management
  • Access to community social activities and events
  • On-site physical and occupational therapy
  • Skilled nursing and rehabilitation services

Family members may choose a companion or private room, and private suites are available for stays of at least one week.

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A patio at Arbors III

Learn More about Respite Care at The Arbors

All caregivers deserve the time needed to recharge and attend to their busy lives. With respite care from The Arbors, you can feel confident that your loved one is in good hands when you need some extra help. For more information about respite care in the Greater Pennsylvania area, contact St. Barnabas Health System today.

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