Finding Respite Care at Otterbein Granville

Posted on: July 20, 2022

Caring for a loved one, either on a part-time or full-time basis, can sometimes be overwhelming. It’s important that you take time to care for yourself, so your own health and well-being aren’t compromised. One way you can do this is to secure respite care for your loved one.

In this blog, we’ll learn more about respite care, how it can be beneficial to both you and your loved one, and how it works at Otterbein Granville.  

What is Respite Care? 

Respite care provides your loved one with a safe, comforting environment for a short-term stay. If you want to plan a vacation, medical procedure, or simply some time for yourself, respite care allows you to do that. The length of stay varies by the community but tends to run from a few days to a few months. Respite care isn’t usually covered by insurance, so you’ll want to ask about the costs and what’s included when exploring your options.   

Typically, respite care is offered in a senior living community where nursing care, medication management, and assistance with daily activities are readily available. Respite care guests normally stay in a furnished apartment, receive all meals and snacks, and are encouraged to participate in campus activities. All of these amenities can help make your loved one feel at home, with the opportunity to meet new friends and ensure their needs are met. 

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Benefits of Respite Care

There are numerous benefits to respite care, for both you and your loved one. Let’s consider a few of those benefits:

For the Caregiver:

  • Peace of mind

  • Opportunity for self-care

  • Rest and adequate sleep

  • Social engagement

  • Time to recharge

For Your Loved One:

  • Socialization  

  • Nursing care

  • Fun activities and opportunities 

  • Nutritious meals 

  • Trial-stay at a senior living community

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Respite Care at Otterbein Granville Assisted Living

Otterbein Granville, a life plan community near Columbus, Ohio, offers respite care for those seeking a short-term stay. Respite care guests reside in private, furnished assisted living apartments with access to all the campus amenities, just like the residents that live there. 

This means your loved one will enjoy maintenance free-living in a homey environment where healthy meals and snacks are provided each day. Respite stays include housekeeping, wellness services, and other care such as medication management and assistance with daily activities.

Campus amenities at Otterbein Granville feature something for everyone. Here are just a few things you’ll discover:

  • Fitness center

  • Indoor pool

  • Art studio

  • Salon/barber shop

  • Wooded trails

  • Gathering rooms 

Your loved one can enjoy activities that are specifically designed and arranged by a life enrichment coordinator for our assisted living residents — or your loved one can enjoy events in independent living that are planned by residents active in a number of committees. Respite stays provide a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends and get a taste of what life is like as a resident. 

Many families have shared that their respite care experiences have been especially beneficial when their loved ones’ needs changed down the road, resulting in a move to the community. They found that the transition wasn’t as challenging because their loved ones had a better sense of what to expect. Respite care can be a great trial run for a future move to assisted living. 

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Planning for a Respite Care Stay?

Are you considering a respite care stay for your loved one? Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have and secure a reservation when you’re ready. Contact us using the link below. 


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