For families looking for respite care in the Greater Toronto Area, the summer months may offer the best possible solutions as it is a time for vacations, school breaks, and family time.

What Is Respite Care?

Respite care is a type of care that provides temporary relief for primary caregivers who are responsible for the care of an individual who is living with a form of Memory Loss, brain injury, dementia, and/or other related health conditions.

This type of care is provided by caregivers who are capable of handling the unique needs of the individual in question and who can offer a wide range of services, including help with activities of daily living, medication management, and other specialized services.

There are various opportunities for respite care, whether it be in-home, at a Premium Day Program, or short-term or long-term accommodations at a Memory Care environment. Respite care is vital to the well-being of caregivers as it allows them to take breaks from their caregiving duties while ensuring that their loved ones continue to receive the care they require.

Reasons to Choose Respite Care in the Summer

There are many benefits to choosing respite care in the summer months, specifically in Markham and/or Oakville Memory & Company locations.

Prevent Burnout in Caregivers

The main reason to use respite care services at any time is to give the care partner(s) a much-needed break from their care responsibilities. Most care partners tend to be family members who place the care and well-being of their loved ones (those living with Memory Loss) above their own mental health and well-being. Self-care, self-worth, and relationships with family and friends tend to take a backseat, leading to caregiver burnout.

Relief from Caregiving Duties

Life can become a blur with work, household chores, errands, appointments, and other commitments. Taking care of another person can add to the stress and pressure of everyday life. Respite care helps to improve the mental and emotional well-being of the care partner(s) and the loved one receiving care. Everyone needs a new environment, conversation, and social interactions with different people and respite care can provide that.

Handle Summer Health Stress

On the surface, summer health stress is a strange concept for most people. For care partners, the expectation of family and friends to spend time together, take vacations, and get the most out of the warm summer months can add to the present stress of caring for another person.

Access Memory Care with Short-Term & Long-Term Stays

Summer is a busy time for indoor/outdoor activities at short-term and long-term Memory Care environments. There is often more family and friends visiting, guest speakers, and excursions that serve as a great welcoming for those wondering about a future move to a Memory Care environment.

Assistance with Activities of Daily Living

A Memory Care environment offers professional care for the person with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia. Whether the person requires 24/7 care and supervision or basic assistance with daily living activities, these environments are designed with the physical structure and programs that are needed.

Increased Socialization

By providing a temporary break for caregivers, respite care allows individuals in need of care to explore new social opportunities outside of their routine environment. This break can encourage individuals to engage with peers and participate in activities that promote social skills and overall well-being.

Get Awesome Dining Experiences

Respite care can be considered a mini vacation for both the person living with Memory Loss and their care partner(s). What’s a vacation without delicious (and nutritious) food? With a reputable Memory Care environment, the meals provided are prepared by an executive chef using only the freshest ingredients.

Ward Off Those Summer Blues

Respite care can provide a safe and comfortable environment for people living with Memory Loss, giving them a change of scenery and the opportunity to socialize with others. This can help ward off feelings of isolation, hopelessness, and depression. It can also be a great way for them to participate in summer activities and events that may not be possible at home.

Access to Superior Programming

Respite care from a team of professionals can give you peace of mind knowing that your loved one who is living with Alzheimer’s, or another forms of dementia, is receiving the proper care. The social programs are specialized and customized to ensure everyone benefits from the respite care.

What Respite Care Options Are Offered at Memory & Company?

Memory & Company is a safe environment for those living with Memory Loss such as Alzheimer’s and various forms of dementia. In addition to care-assistance and socialization programs, we offer respite support and care with a Premium Day program and overnight accommodations.

Short-Term Accommodations

Short-term respite care covers a period of time ranging from at least three days or more in our Oakville and Markham locations. The services involve personal care assistance, medication management, 24/7 nursing care, gourmet meals, and participation in our social and physical programs.

Long-Term Accommodations

Long-term care at Memory & Company features the same personalized care and services as our short-term accommodations with an extended socialization and care plan.

Book a Tour to Check Out Our Memory & Company Respite Care in Oakville and Markham

Contact Memory & Company in Oakville or Markham to schedule a personal guided tour of our Respite Hotel accommodations. Both our short-term and long-term Members receive the same quality of care and attention to thrive and enjoy each and every day. Call (905) 888-8808 or fill out our inquiry form here.