As a caregiver, you know it’s important to balance your loved one’s needs with yours. That’s where respite care comes in.
Senior Respite Care at Living Branches
Respite care is a short-term stay in one of our Personal Care communities (sometimes called assisted living or a nursing home). Often, respite is needed after an illness or surgery or while a caregiver is away on vacation. Sometimes families use short-term care to decide whether Living Branches is a good fit for their loved one’s long-term home.
No matter your reason, your loved one will enjoy everything Personal Care offers during their stay with us. Expect delicious food, engaging activities, appealing campus spaces, and care tailored to your loved one.
Our campuses in Hatfield, Souderton, and Lansdale offer short-term stays. We’re here support you and your loved one – no matter how often you need to “hit pause.”
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See the Living Branches difference
Not all retirement communities are the same. As a non-profit, Living Branches goes beyond what you might expect of a typical nursing home, focusing on the needs of residents, families, and team members – not profits.
A focus on service
Living Branches’ three communities began as Mennonite organizations offering traditional nursing home care. We nurture those roots as we continue to grow. Your loved one’s well-being is every team member’s top priority. When you interact with our team members, you’ll feel our commitment to service and kindness.
Living Branches’ pricing for short-term care is standardized and transparent. Care ranges from $252 to $316 per day for a two-week minimum stay. The cost varies only by the accommodations you choose.
Access to therapists
Recovery is easier when your therapist is right down the hall. Your loved one will have access to on-site physical, occupational, speech, and creative arts therapists. Therapy can be done in dedicated areas or right in a resident’s suite.
“After a series of falls and disappointing stays at other facilities, our mom reluctantly moved into a respite room at The Willows of Living Branches. She was surprised to find a calm and quiet atmosphere where her needs were met by genuinely caring staff. When the time came for her to leave, she moved into an apartment and was delighted with her new accommodations. The Willows is a peaceful haven, and we are all pleased to have found a place that she can finally rest and feel at home.”
—Sharon and John
Family of a respite care resident at The Willows of Living Branches
Give your loved one the best Personal Care
In Personal Care, growth and wellness is a top priority. Team members will care for your loved one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. We recognize true health includes all of these aspects.
High staff-to-resident ratio
The number of team members for every resident far exceeds what the state requires for a nursing home. Nurses, aides, therapists, and life enrichment coordinators work with each resident. They learn each person’s wants and needs, building strong relationships even in a short period of time.
Help with daily activities
Respite care meets your loved one’s daily needs. Team members can help with anything from bathing and dressing to taking medications. They’ll do everything possible to reduce disruptions to their routines.
A healthy body needs wholesome food. Your loved one will enjoy three delicious chef-prepared meals every day, tailored to their tastes and dietary needs. Snacks are also available throughout the day.
Join a welcoming community
No matter how long they’re with us, your loved one belongs here. Many long-term residents like to get to know those who come for short-term stays. Your loved one will return home with new friendships. There’s a reason many folks who come for respite care return as permanent residents!
Creative arts therapy
The arts are deeply beneficial for physical, mental, and emotional health. In creative arts therapy, your loved one can enjoy group or one-on-one music and dance sessions. Their therapists will guide them through activities to improve mental health and self-expression.
Life enrichment and fitness coordinators offer many activities, from movies to trivia to exercise. Those in respite care can meet fellow residents and take part in as little or as much as they want.
Campus spiritual life
At Living Branches, your loved one will find many ways to grow their faith. The pastoral care team leads church services, hymn sings, Bible studies, and other programs. Residents can also speak one-on-one with a pastoral care team member.
Respite care amenities
- Fully furnished apartments with a flat screen TV
- Private bath with safety features
- Help as needed with bathing, dressing, and other daily activities
- Delicious meals tailored to all tastes and nutritional requirements
- Snacks throughout the day
- Complimentary housekeeping, linen laundering, and trash removal
- Numerous activities with a dedicated life enrichment team
- Group and one-on-one creative arts therapy sessions in music and dance movement
- Fitness activities for all levels of mobility
- Picturesque outdoor courtyards with space to walk or relax
- Common areas, including country kitchens, libraries, lounges, and activity rooms
- Private dining room for special events and celebrations
- Campus open around the clock for your loved one’s visitors
- Counseling, devotions, and chapel services with the pastoral care team
- Transportation for scheduled activities and personal appointments
- Free off-street parking for guests and visitors
- Full-service hair salon
- Free WiFi