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I know there are day-care facilities for the elderly. I'm wondering if an elderly person could stay for a week or two while the caregiver takes a much-needed vacation? It could be a personal care home or assisted living facility.

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There are some places that offer what is called respite care.

You could check with assisted living facilities. Also, there may be some private homes that provide respite care. This depends on the community.

You could check with your nearest Area Agency on Aging or go onto your state's website and check their aging services. Ask about respite care providers in your elder's community.

Take care,
Carol
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Most ALF's want at least a month. You could check with homecare agencies and your county office of the aging.
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The assisted living place where my dad lives does offer respite care. I think on a weekly basis. I would just call the ones in your area and see what they offer.
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Alzheimers usually has a list which offers respite care. Visit the home or facility and do your "due diligence" make sure there aren't any complaints lodged with the state. Ask for references from one or a few families that are staying there presently.
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Hi there, I'm in Florida. My mother goes for respite care 1 week per month. I'm already starting to count the days again. She goes again on March 15th. If it wasn't for this time, I would be completely bonkers. It is good for both of us. Also, it keeps her out of a home full time. I did have to call around and search the internet to find a place. Some places advertise respite care, but require a Doctor's order for it. We found a wonderful place, and went to look at it as a family. We started the respite care in October. (Mom has lived with us since September of 2012)...my only regret is that I didn't start this sooner.
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