Senior man walking with nurse in respite care.

Here at Riverwood Senior Living in Rome, Georgia, our assisted living community offers care services outside of the usual long-term housing many choose in later life. There are often situations in which seniors may find themselves in need of short-term stays or assistance as they recover from an injury, surgery, or illness and we are more than happy to help. Whether you or a loved one needs care for a short period of time or you would want to give a caregiver a break, we are here for you. If you’re looking for the right place for a short-term stay or respite care for seniors, consider making Riverwood your home away from home.

Family members know that entrusting others with the care of a senior loved one can be difficult. After all, no one can love and care for our loved ones better than we can. That being said, our specialty trained team at Riverwood has all the skills necessary to provide the highest quality of care possible, tending to the needs of our seniors as if they were our own family.  

What is Respite Care for Seniors?

When the caregivers in your life need time away, whether for a vacation or other obligations, you still need that same level of assistance to recover from illness, surgery or just to get through your day. Respite care transfers a primary caregiver’s responsibilities to another person, (most often a professional caregiver such as a nurse or aide) granting the everyday caregiver temporary relief from those duties. For a multiple of reasons, seniors often need specialized care. Oftentimes after surgery, an injury, or illness, seniors may need care that falls outside of the expertise of their family or regular caregivers. Our team is happy to help in these situations. Regardless of the reason for the short-term stay, you can rest assured that you or your loved one will be in caring, capable hands at Riverwood. 

Short Term Stays, Long Term Benefits

The warm, caring environment and excellent services we offer at Riverwood make our community a good option for seniors recovering after surgery or in need to regular care, as well as those who are just interested in getting a taste of senior living.

Just some of the benefits included in a short-term stay at Riverwood include:

  • Private living spaces with personal alert systems in case of emergencies
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Scheduled transportation for local appointments, errands, and outings when needed
  • A social calendar with daily opportunities for learning, creativity, fitness, and entertainment
  • 24-hour staff to help meet needs
  • Peace of mind for family and relatives

Whether it’s a short-term stay or respite care for yourself or a senior you love, consider making Riverwood Senior Living your home away from home.