Respite & Rehabilitation

Rest and Recharge: The Benefits of Respite Care at CRISTA Senior Living

May 5th, 2023

CRISTA Senior Living Blog - Benefits of Respite Care at CRISTA Senior Living

As a caregiver, taking care of a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be emotionally and physically exhausting. That’s why respite care at the CRISTA Senior Living communities of Cristwood in Shoreline, WA and Crista Shores in Silverdale, WA, is a lifesaver for many caregivers and seniors.

When your loved one is being taken care of at CRISTA Senior Living, you can be assured they are receiving high-quality care from trained Christian professionals who are experienced in caring for seniors with dementia or other medical needs.

What is Respite Care?

Unlike a daycare program, respite care is a short-term program designed to offer full-service stay, including overnights, for 7 to 30 days. At Cristwood and Crista Shores, residents in respite care live in their own private unit and have access to all the services and amenities as our long-term residents. Respite care units are studio apartments furnished with a single bed (linens provided), seating area, TV, and kitchenette.

Whether it is to receive extended support following a rehab or hospital stay before returning to an independent living setting, allow family caregivers an opportunity for a vacation, or to try out the assisted living setting before committing to a longer stay, our caregivers at CRISTA Senior Living welcome you as one of the family for as long or short as you are here!

Features & Amenities of Respite Care

Residents in Respite Care at Cristwood and Crista Shores enjoy the following:

  • Private living quarters
  • Emergency pendant alert system
  • 24/7 caregiver assistance as needed
  • Professional nurse on site 8 hours per day 6 days a week and otherwise on-call
  • Three meals per day
  • Well-stocked, self-serve pantry available for between-meal snacks 24 hours per day
  • Basic cable television service
  • Maintenance of and repairs to each unit
  • Utilities (garbage, heat, electricity, water, etc.)
  • Maintained beautiful grounds and walking paths
  • Use of common areas
  • Limited transportation (based on availability) to doctor’s appointments within a 10-mile radius of the campus
  • Transportation to local shopping centers per published schedule
  • Bath towels and linens for a single bed
  • Laundry facilities
  • Weekly housekeeping

One of the best things about respite care at CRISTA Senior Living is that it provides seniors with a safe and secure environment where they can receive 24-hour care and support. The staff have a calling to care for seniors with patience and compassion, providing your loved one with the care and attention they need.

Another benefit of respite care is that it provides seniors with socialization and activities to keep them engaged and active. Seniors make new friends and enjoy participating in the activities offered by CRISTA Senior Living such as joining residents in the art room, woodshop, in sing-a-longs, and visits with King’s students. This is great for their mental health and gives family members peace of mind, knowing that they are not alone and are enjoying themselves.

Overall, respite care at CRISTA Senior Living can be a game-changer for you and your loved one. It will provide you with much-needed rest and relaxation, while also ensuring that your loved one is receiving high-quality care and support.

Contact CRISTA Senior Living today to find out more about Respite Care.

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What People Are Saying …

I would like to commend Cristwood Park staff on their efforts to protect themselves and their residents from COVID. It’s been a concern of ours since last March and we have been relieved to see so few cases in the Cristwood Park community. I would like to thank the staff and leadership for their diligence in maintaining good protocols throughout this pandemic.

CWP Family Member

CRISTA has been a warm, friendly atmosphere to be a part of these past two years. It encourages friendships that encourage a pleasant living environment.

Marty Victor, CWP

Exceptional personalized holistic care. Helps keep Mom’s mind active and she flourishes with the nurturing care. Especially of value currently given the COVID restrictions. We are genuinely pleased with our mom's care.

Resident's Daughter, Memory Care

Thinking back on all the great care you and your team have given her at CRISTA, we thank you for all that. I am sure it made a difference in the quality of her life.

I appreciate the personal relationship I have with the staff and the good communication they give me.

I am so stunned by all the amazing people who live at CRISTA. The depth of their stories, their experiences are so powerful. They are fascinating and I learn something new every day! Such a wealth of intellect, experiences, and fun loving people. I love living here.

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