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What is Short Term Care?

Short-Term Care, also known as respite care, offers opportunities to experience an Aegis community and its amenities on a temporary basis:

  • Vacation Coverage – Vacation stays can range from a number of days to a few weeks. This allows the family caregiver to take a short break, a long vacation or a business trip and leave your family member in our care.
  • Hospital Discharge – These short stays are an excellent option for seniors who have recently been discharged from the hospital and need extra assistance while they heal.
  • Trial Stay – Many of our residents originally tried Aegis Living by staying as a short-term guest to meet our staff and other residents, experience our activities and taste our cuisine. It’s an opportunity to test drive your new home.

Our Short-Term Stay program provides:

  • Private, furnished apartments that are easy to navigate.
  • Elevated security and safety measures for our residents.
  • 24-hour trained caregiving staff.
  • Beautifully prepared, nutritious meals, plus snacks and hydration throughout the day.
  • Cognitive and physical stimulation to help soothe and relieve the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

What to know when considering a respite stay at Aegis Living

  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 current health care needs they currently live with 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 the assisted living community, 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 assisted care communities in Bellevue provide with their respite care. Learn your options, tour the 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.Share with your loved one the good experience you had while touring the community you chose for the respite stay.  Share 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.

Day Stay

While you are at work, your family member can spend the day with us to enjoy the activities, recreational outings, cuisine and companionship of our Aegis community.  Day Stay includes all needed care, whether that is medication management, assistance with activities of daily living, or addressing any concerns related to memory care or safety.  Available only in Washington state.