Short-term Respite Hotels Stays

What Is A Respite Hotel? 

Our Respite Hotel provides Memory Care services for three days or more.  Memory & Company is staffed by professionals trained and specialized in dementia care, including Alzheimer’s care. 

Respite Hotel is considered short-term because there is a designated pick-up date in mind.  This is often used for families looking for a short getaway or break from caregiving responsibilities, hired caregiver vacations, to extended family vacations or business trips.   If families are uncertain of end dates, then we would recommend our Licenced Retirement Home option such as those with caregivers requiring surgery or medical care, or those awaiting a long-term care bed of choice.  Both options are a fraction of the price of home-care.

Respite Hotel stays offers the same quality of services and programs as our Retirement Home stays. This respite care is beneficial to both the person living with memory loss and their care partner, whether it be a family member or a hired individual. 

These programs and services are designed to the person’s needs in the way of socialization, cognitive and physical fitness, recreational activities, and daily living tasks. All short-term stays receive lodging, personal care assistance, medication management and nursing services, and gourmet meals in a highly secured environment. 

Life at Memory & Company 

Memory & Company is the world’s first Respite Hotel and Premium Day Program facility, whether at our Markham or Oakville locations. We are regulated by the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) and are a Member of the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA). 

In addition to short-term accommodations, we offer day programs and long-term accommodations. All services provide programs that focus on slowing down the progression of memory loss while engaging in everyday living activities. 

Our respite short-term hotel services include the programs offered at our day spa, as well as personal care services and the safety and security of our suites. The care at our programs and respite hotel provides a ratio of 5:1 minimum of professional care services and 24-hour on-site nursing. 

Facilities and Services 

Both facilities in Markham and Oakville provide all three service programs. Our short-term programs and accommodations focus on the individual with memory loss and allow their care partner respite from the day-to-day demands of caregiving. 

All short-term accommodations include a furnished suite with washroom, laundry, housekeeping, all personal care, meals, 24-hour nursing care, medication management, our Premium Day Program, use of common spaces, and utilities.

In addition to configured programs based on an individual’s needs, the safety and well-being of all Members were taken into consideration with the design of our state-of-the-art facility.

Memory & Company’s activities are designed by taking the current stage of the individual’s memory loss needs into account. These programs include baking and cooking, gardening, spa activities, sports, and movie times. Our certified staff work through therapy programs like art, music, and pet therapy directly with your loved one. 

Our Team    

Our team is the heart and soul of our community. Memory & Company offers the services of personal support workers, social workers, culinary artists, recreational therapists, gerontologists, nurses and physicians.

Each member of our team specializes in memory loss (dementia), stroke, brain injury, and even Parkinson’s disease. Our individual member-to staff-ratio ensures everyone has proper support and care. 

Healthy Meals Prepared In-House  

All of our programs, including the short-term respite care, consist of at least three meals and two snacks per day, with access to snacks and beverages all day and evening. Memory & Company is proud to present the culinary skills of our executive chef. 

Meal components include antioxidants, good fats, and omega-3 fatty acids, which are all known as “brain foods.” Our certified chef will also prepare meals and snacks with your nutrition and dietary restrictions in mind.

Health and Wellness Services

At Memory & Company, in addition to our goal to provide the best care and support to our Members, we offer health and wellness services. This includes a safe haven with 24-hour supervision and monitoring of the entire club with motion sensors and intercoms in all private suites. 

Certified registered nurses and/or registered practical nurses are on-hand 24/7 for all nursing needs and medication management. We have a physician on call. Our health services extend to providing laboratory and pharmacy services as needed. 

Everyone deserves to look and feel their best, and that’s why we have a beauty salon including massage and spa services on the premises. Anytime a Member requires the dentist or physiotherapy, we have a professional team ready to come to the club. 

What Makes Us Stand Out?

Aside from being the first Respite Hotel and Premium Day Program in the world, we also pride ourselves in providing the best supportive care for those with memory loss and their care partners.

Our compassion extends beyond our services, as shown during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, when our owners and their then-eight-year old son moved into the hotel to assist the team of staff and provide care for our Members.

As a smaller environment than large care homes, we are able to give personalized care and support based on the individual’s needs as opposed to a general program of care. This support extends to the caring partners of the Member, too. We strive to make everyone’s life a little easier by educating, supporting, and advocating on the Member’s behalf when needed. 

How to Book a Short-Term Stay 

Looking for short-term respite care in Toronto? Whether the Member is in the early stages of dementia or has been trying to grapple with memory loss for years, we are here. As a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week club, we have customized short-term stay options available for those who need them.
Our easy-to-book respite lodgings include access to all of our personal care services and adult day care programs. A short-term stay of at least three days can be transferred to a long-term stay to end as the Member requests depending on availability. Contact us today to learn more about our short-term respite care options.

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