Short-Term Stays

For seasonal, respite, rehab and other short-term needs

Welcome to your home away from home

Did you know that you or your loved one can stay in a Five Star community short-term—for a few days, weeks or even months? Maybe a family caregiver is going to be away and day-to-day support is needed. Maybe you have had surgery recently and are looking for rehab support. Or perhaps you simply want to try out senior living. Whatever the need for a temporary stay, we’ll make it feel like home.

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Two friends having ice cream outside

What are short-term/respite stays for seniors?

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 is caregiver burnout?

Caregiver burnout, also known as caregiver fatigue, is a real phenomenon that can happen to anyone caring for someone else for extended periods. It’s officially defined as a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Experts say it’s important for caregivers to learn to recognize the signs of caregiver burnout to avoid stress-related health problems.

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.

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* in independent and assisted living
  • 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

Do 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 the older adult who is fearful of the change that they’ll be happy and safe.

What do short-term stays cost?

That can vary widely depending on length of stay, apartment floor plan and personalized care levels. For reference, independent living stays start at $85/day, assisted living at $140/day and memory care at $200/day. This complete guide to the cost of senior living can tell you more. Tip: Check with your local council on aging to see if they offer funding for respite care services.

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Friends having a drink by the Pool
Two residents going for a walk in the park

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