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What is a Respite Stay?

What is a Respite Stay?

October 29, 2022

When space is available, Astoria communities offer respite stays. A respite stay is a short-term (non-permanent) stay that could range from a few days to a few weeks to a few months! In California, the maximum respite stay is 90 days. In Nebraska, there is no maximum length limitation.

People choose a respite stay option for several reasons. First, it’s great following a medical procedure before a transition back home. Second, it’s great for seniors whose family members may be providing close care, but need to work, travel or take a break from providing care. It’s also a wonderful way to try senior living on for size! A short stay allows you to try out living as a resident of our community before you commit to a long-term decision.

All short term guests benefit from our homelike communities and get personalized attention from our caring staff. The price of a respite stay can vary based on length of stay and the type of care needed, but generally averages between $200-$300 per 24-hour period. The cost includes home cooked meals, snacks, life-enriching activities and outings. If enhanced care (such as one-one-one care) or transportation to appointments is needed, additional costs may apply. For short stays, a furnished apartment can be provided. For longer stays, our community may be able to move your own bedroom furniture for free! Respite stays in an Astoria community are based on space and availability.

Considering a respite stay? Contact us to learn more.