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Short Term Stays

Seasonal visits. Respite care. Rehab support. Whenever you need a short-term stay, we’re here to welcome you home.

Time to refresh and renew.

Maybe you’re looking for a seasonal staycation. Perhaps you require a few weeks to recover after a hospital visit. Or maybe a family caregiver is away and you need day-to-day support. You might even just want to experience senior living firsthand for a few months. Whatever your needs, we’re here to help. When you want a short-term stay with Five Star, the schedule is yours to set — and the amenities are yours to enjoy. Come on in and make yourself at home.

What are respite/short-term stays?

These stays range from days to months in either independent living or assisted living communities. There is no move-in fee or need to relocate furniture — apartments come fully furnished. They’re a great option for seasonal stays (such as spending winter in a warm climate), recovery periods following illness or a hospital stay, and for respite care, which gives caregivers a breather to prevent burnout.

What are the benefits of respite/short-term stays?

For caregivers, respite care stays can be an opportunity to refresh and renew. For older adults, respite and other short-term stays offer a change of pace from their usual routines in a warm and caring environment. Especially with assisted living, both caregivers and older adults also enjoy peace of mind knowing a team of experienced caregivers is always close at hand. Short-term stays are also a perfect opportunity to try out a community when considering a move.

Everything is yours to enjoy.

What services are included in short-term stays? In Five Star communities, guests enjoy the same services and amenities available to full-time residents, including:

  • Fully furnished apartments in a range of sizes
  • Housekeeping and transportation services
  • Five Star dining
  • Assistance with the activities of daily living and medication
  • Five Star’s Signature Lifestyle 360 programs and activities
  • Five Star’s award-winning Bridge to Rediscovery program for Alzheimer’s and memory care
  • An environment where COVID and other safety precautions are incorporated

Stay as long as you like.

Can short-term stays become long term? Sometimes! Short-term guests do fall in love with Five Star communities and often decide to stay. A short-term stay can also serve as a bridge for when an aging adult may no longer be safe living alone. In this case, a respite care stay can help reassure an older adult before making the official move.

Consider the added value.

What do short-term stays cost? The price can vary widely depending on length of stay, apartment floor plan, and personalized levels of care. For reference, independent living stays start at $85/day, assisted living at $140/day, and memory care at $200/day. And here’s a great tip: Check with your local council on aging to see if they offer funding for respite care services.

We also have a “Complete Guide to the Cost of Senior Living” eBook that can tell you more. Just click the link below for the free download.