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Short Term Care

Respite Care

What is respite care?
Respite care, also called short-term care, offers care for those whose primary caregiver is unable assist them for a short period of time. Respite care provides individuals with meals, medication assistance, activities and more. This care option can be provided anywhere from one day to several weeks.

What is the cost of respite care?
The cost of respite care can vary depending on a number of factors such as location. However, the average cost for respite care across the country is around $307 per day.

What are the benefits of respite care?
Respite care provides caregivers a break from their duties. This can help relieve stress and give caregivers an opportunity to relax and re-energize. Caregivers can rest assured that their family member or friend is receiving the best quality of care when they choose respite care.

Adult Day Care

What is adult day care?
Adult day care is non-residential and provides seniors with daytime supervision. This short-term care option includes meals, medication assistance, health monitoring and activities in a comfortable environment. Additionally, adult day care gives seniors social interaction and friendships.

What is the cost of adult day care?
The cost of adult day care varies based on location. In 2017, the average cost of adult day care services across the United States was $70 a day. Many communities that offer this care option bill in half-day increments.

What are the benefits of adult day care?
Adult day care benefits both seniors and caregivers, providing seniors with care, social interaction and activities while giving caregivers a break from their duties. Some of the activities adult day cares may offer are arts and crafts, community outings, music entertainment and more.

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What Residents Say

"In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal

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