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What is Respite Care?

What is Respite Care?

Caregiving is one of the most selfless and courageous acts of love. Caring for your aging parent or relative can be so rewarding and yet one of the most challenging undertakings.

Caretakers often neglect their health, well-being, and personal needs to care for their loved ones. This is where respite care can be a lifeline to help you and your family care for your loved one. At Bridgewater Castle Rock, we provide residential respite care to help you and your loved one receive the care they need. By providing the health and well-being care your loved one needs, we give you peace of mind and assurance that all is well, even when you’re not there. 

You may be wondering: what is respite care, and when should you use it? 

Caregivers Need Care Too

Respite care gives families and caregivers a ‘rest’ from care. By providing residential short-term care, BridgeWater Castle Rock helps caregivers get a much-needed break by caring for the people they love most. In a safe and secure environment, we provide a home away from home with the assurance that your loved one is cared for in an accredited assisted living community. Our trained staff and professionals will offer the same individual care you would typically provide while allowing your loved one the dignity and privacy our residents experience. 

With over 18 years of experience in developing and staffing communities, BridgeWater Castle Rock can provide the care your loved one needs when they (and you) need it. All medication, physical therapy, and medical and social needs are assessed so we can provide personalized care while they are here. We recognize the need for caregivers to get a break and strive to ensure your peace of mind while providing the best care so your loved one doesn’t miss you too much. 

Many Reasons to Use Respite Care

Respite care is a great resource when your loved one is recovering from a medical procedure or injury. Caring for a loved one who needs specialized medical assistance or therapy in a home not equipped for their needs can be overwhelming and even detrimental. Post-surgery or injury rehabilitation is critical for positive outcomes. Our on-site nursing and rehabilitation staff are available for therapeutic rehabilitation. Our location is less than 3 miles from Centura Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, and numerous healthcare facilities are nearby. 

Respite care is there to give you a much-deserved break. Most caregivers need a break from care for a variety of reasons. According to the report Caregiving in the U.S. 2020, conducted by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, nearly 1 in 5 Americans now care for an adult with health or functional needs, with over 61% of caregivers still working outside the home. It is an enormous task to take on the care of another while trying to work and care for a loved one. Respite care provides the peace of mind that your loved one is cared for by people who care. Whether you need to travel for work, take care of your own medical needs, deal with school or family issues, or take a vacation, the respite care at BridgeWater Castle Rock is here to support you. 

Respite care can be used as a transition into a new solution. If your loved one has already been considering assisted living, it’s a great way to try and see before committing long-term. Respite care introduces your loved one to our community. They experience all of the activities and amenities our current residents experience. This allows them to see if living here is the right solution for them.  

As a caregiver, focusing on caring for your loved one can often cloud your judgment on the situation. Caregivers can get stressed and overwhelmed and often blame themselves when it’s time to reassess their abilities to care for their loved ones. Respite care is a great way to take a break, assess your current situation, and make a decision on your next steps. 

Respite care also allows your loved one to experience the BridgeWater lifestyle if that’s the next step. It’s also a way to access the professional resources and assessments our medical professionals can help provide so that you can make informed decisions on your loved ones’ care. 

A Home Away From Home 

Here at BridgeWater Castle Rock, we get to know the individual, their personalities, and their stories so we can best serve their needs. With that knowledge, we can provide services based on that knowledge and help them be a part of the community while they’re here. With a holistic approach in mind, our team helps assess and connect your loved one to the community for however long they are here.

With a smile and warm greetings, our staff connects with your loved one to ease anxiousness and gives reassurance while they’re here. Our offerings include physical activities like Zumba, chair yoga, tai chi, or dancing at our music entertainment events. Artistic offerings like paint and sip and music classes, and community events are all designed to foster community and provide much-needed enrichment when appropriate. Small pets are permitted, and our onsite beauty salon/barber shop is available, along with other amenities. 

Our short-term respite care program empowers caregivers with the knowledge their loved one is being cared for by people that care. Whether you need to take a trip for work or a vacation or just need your loved one to be cared for while you recuperate from illness or surgery, our skilled and trained staff are here to support you by being you while you’re away. 

If you want more information or see our facilities, or need help negotiating Medicare and other insurance, don’t hesitate to visit our website or call (303) 228-3721. We are always happy to help and answer your questions!

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