Our respite program gives families with the responsibility of caring for a loved one temporary relief from the tasks associated with care giving. The respite program allows for an individual to have a pre-arranged, short term stay in our facility, ranging from five to thirty days. Families may find themselves in need of respite care for a number of different reasons to include going on vacation, a caregiver needing relief after they, themselves have a medical event, or when a primary caregiver needs a short rest period allowing them to mentally regroup. Whatever the reason, this program will provide the caregiver with a sense of comfort in knowing that their loved one is being cared for in a secure, compassionate, and home-like environment.
This respite also benefits the care recipient offering opportunities to socialize with others in which they may not have had within their current environment. This program is for any individual over the age of 18 that requires 24 hour nursing care. There are two respite rooms at St. Joseph's Home with access to all of the home’s services including three meals a day, snacks, housekeeping, laundry, religious services and activities programming.
Respite Care Program Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is a short-term stay respite program?
A: A short-term stay respite program is a service we offer where-in families or caretakers of an individual can be afforded temporary relief from the tasks associated with care giving by allowing the individual to stay at St. Joseph’s Home for a length of five to thirty days.
Q: What services are included?
A: The individual staying with us is provided three meals a day, snacks, housekeeping, laundry, religious services, planned activities, and skilled nursing and personal care services, all in a home-like environment.
Q: What is the cost?
A: The cost can be discussed with the Social Worker or business department. Please call 315-393-3780.
Q: Does insurance cover the cost?
A: Insurance coverage can be discussed with the Social Worker or business department. Please call 315-393-3780 to explore this option.
Q: How far in advance can a room be reserved?
A: A respite room can be reserved as far in advance as possible to guarantee the guest a spot on the calendar. Our Social Worker is responsible for processing all reservations and can be contacted regarding availability.