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Short-Term Care in Seattle, WA - Aegis of West Seattle

Short-Term Care in Seattle, WA

Respite Care Stays

Aegis of West Seattle offers short-term stays, also known as respite care, can ease the transition from a hospital or skilled nursing facility to long-term assisted living, or provide further recovery time before going home. From a few days up to a month, temporary stays are a great way to experience all the amenities and activities that Aegis has to offer, and to give family caregivers a much-needed break.

Our Seattle area assisted living communities offer the finest respite care, and delicious and nutritious cuisine in a loving and beautiful environment where seniors enjoy days filled with socializing and planned events. Our nationally recognized memory care program is designed specifically to assist residents who have dementia or Alzheimer’s with their unique needs. And all of this is included in our short-term care program.

Samples of the respite services we offer:

  • Care managers are available 24 hours a day to assist residents with daily living activities, such as bathing and dressing.
  • A licensed nurse is available to monitor health concerns and respond to emergencies.
  • Specially trained medication care managers provide assistance with medication if required.
  • Each resident has a call button or optional pendant for summoning assistance.
  • Secured memory care options for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
  • Private studio apartments for respite care.
  • Studios and apartments for long-term assisted living.

What to know when considering a respite stay at Aegis of West Seattle.

  1. Include your parent or spouse. When planning for time off or away from caregiving for a family member be sure to include them in the decisions as much as possible. No matter what level of care they need it is important to share your plans and discuss the respite care options. Explain where you are going or what you are doing so they know why this change is occurring. Discuss the benefits of having their own adventure at our assisted living facility in Seattle, new activities, delicious food, and making new friends that are their peers.
  2. Review specific needs.Gather any medical or personal notes you have about your family member’s needs. Research what dementia care communities in Seattle provide with their respite care. Learn your options, tour the senior living community and ensure all of your questions are answered ahead of time. Share any special care needs with the community adviser so you can be sure they are able to make the experience a positive one.
  3. Plan for a positive experience.If they can’t join you on the tour share with your loved one the good experience you had while touring the community you chose for the respite stay.  Share with them pictures of the community and the people that you met.  Tell them stories about the residents they will meet at the community so they can be more comfortable meeting new people. Decide together what small personal items they will bring with them for their respite stay. Day of, make it a special day with the food, music and other hobbies that they enjoy. Make the move to the community part of the special day. If possible send photos, emails and call during your time away to find out all of the wonderful experiences they are having.

Other Locations Close to You

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2200 East Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98112

2900 3rd Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119

223 West Galer Street
Seattle, WA 98119

Call: (206) 203-6348

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