When should I use respite care?
In short, respite care is meant to give caregivers a temporary reprieve from the emotional and physical demands of caring for a loved one, as well as provide a chance for elders to participate in community activities.
In caring for someone else, caregivers may put aside their own needs because they feel like they need to do everything. However, that is simply not true and it’s OK to ask for support when you need it. Respite care gives caregivers peace of mind knowing their loved one has trained staff caring for them. This allows caregivers to take time for themselves and enjoy some much-needed rest. We also encourage caregivers to take advantage of respite care early on, so they can avoid caregiver burn out.
Travel and Vacation Support
Families going out of town or on vacation may choose to use respite care for their aging parent. Instead of staying home, families can entrust their loved one’s to Langley Lodge without worry about their care while away. Respite care can also be like a vacation for seniors as they participate in activities and enjoy socializing with other residents.
What does it include?
- Live-in respite care
- Medical administration
- Social times (happy hour, high tea, etc…)
- Recreation programs
- Nutritious meals
- Personal laundry service
- TV, Cable & Wifi
- Lockable nightstand
- Secure courtyard
- Bistro for visitors
- Music, Art, Gardening and Pastoral Care programs
- A minimum of four days stay on initial visit
- Clients will be provided prescriptions through out in-house pharmacist program
What to bring
- Comfortable, seasonal clothing (e.z. light jacket, hat, pajamas, etc…) and personal care items
- Provide medical list to social worker prior to visit
Who to contact
- For all inquiries, please call reception at 604-530-2305
Additional Services (available for a fee)
- Hair salon
- PT/OT assessment
- Foot care