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Respite care is short-term care that provides relief for primary caregivers. Some reasons families seek respite care at an assisted living community include:

  • Needing a break. As you know, being a caregiver is hard and over time can start to wear you out. This is often called caregiver burnout. (Checkout 5 Ways to Beat Caregiver Burnout)
  • Traveling – whether for business or a family vacation. Knowing your loved one is safe can give you peace of mind while you are away.
  • Their loved one needs a little bit more care to get completely independent after a hospital stay.
  • Wanting to test what assisted living is like and if it will work for their family.

Most assisted living communities require a minimum stay of one week for respite care and include items like furnishings, linens, and toiletries. At the Cottage, our Home Away services include:

  • Physician and nurse practitioner visits
  • Personalized care
  • Housekeeping
  • Engaging on and offsite activities
  • Transportation
  • Medication Assistance
  • Meals – and snacks!

The Cottage offers respite care at the following locations (click to learn more about each community): Decatur, AL   |   Florence, AL   |   Hoover, AL   |   Huntsville, AL   |   Montgomery, AL   |    Mountain Brook, AL   |   Russellville, AL

 

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Glenda Beavers
Written by: Glenda Beavers

Glenda, a Russellville, Alabama native, moved to Tuscumbia as a teenager, where she still resides. She has worked in a pharmacy, hospital and has years of experience privately sitting for seniors. "Seniors are such precious people to me, and I love being able to be a part of their life on a day to day basis at the Cottage," she says.

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