Take a Vacation! Let Us Worry About Mom

As the primary care provider for your elderly parent, we know how difficult it is to balance your day-to-day routine. It can be overwhelming and exhausting, especially if you are also balancing full-time work and raising children. With summer coming to a close, there’s no time like the present to take a much-needed vacation! Respite care offers an ideal solution to provide your elderly parent with individualized support in a safe and compassionate environment until you return from vacation.

What is respite care?

Respite care provides short-term relief for primary caregivers. It’s completely up to you to determine how long respite care will last for mom or dad. It can be arranged for a week or up to several weeks at an assisted living community. United Methodist Communities (UMC) at Pitman offers a great opportunity to place your loved one in respite care and you won’t need to worry about their safety or their socialization while you are away!

When planning for this time-off, it’s important to keep your parent in the loop. Put them at ease by giving details about their duration of stay and make sure to emphasize the professional care, individualized support, and social interaction that they would not normally receive at home. If possible, take your loved one on a virtual visit of the community so they can appreciate all the benefits of a respite stay.

Speaking of benefits…

At UMC at Pitman, trained staff and licensed nurses are onsite 24/7 to help your elderly parent make a seamless transition to respite care. Respite care guests receive the same care, socialization, and benefits as full-time assisted living residents.

The key benefits of respite care services at UMC at Pitman include:

  • Assistance with personal care, hygiene and medication
  • Fully furnished apartments for added comfort
  • Nutritious meals in their apartment in dining rooms (depending on the COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Weekly housekeeping services
  • Daily programs that nurture mind, body and spirit
  • Social events and outings (Due to COVID-19, the frequency of social events and outings is subject to change. Please contact UMC for more information.)

UNITEDforSAFETY, an industry-leading standard of infection control and cleanliness, benefits everyone and promotes sanitation during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means you can confidently try out one of our communities. Click here for more information on UMC’s UNITEDforSAFETY standard.

It’s important to mention that mom or dad will not be the only ones to benefit from respite care. Primary caregivers come back from their time-off more relaxed and revitalized, and therefore more ready to jump back into caregiving.

Give it a Shot! Respite Care Services Available at UMC at Pitman

With respite care, it’s possible to try out a senior living before making a full-time commitment to an assisted living community.

Many Pitman seniors chose assisted living as a result of a short-term respite care stay. Most, if not all seniors find new friends in their age group, activities that correlate to their interests, as well as, a very safe and welcoming environment. With no long-term obligation, respite care presents an ideal way to experience all the benefits of assisted living on a temporary basis.

To find out more about respite care services at UMC at Pitman in Gloucester County, or any of our other senior communities across New Jersey, please contact United Methodist Communities and book your visit today.