Since 1954, Mason Health Care Center has been a trusted source when individuals or families require a little extra help for a short period of time. Our respite care program is typically utilized to give the caregiver a break or when they are unavailable. It is also an opportunity to try long term care for future living arrangements. These stays range from a few days to a month or longer.
Our more advanced skilled nursing services include hospice respite and general in-patient stays. Our staff is trained on how to care for someone during their final days. As a team, we work closely with area hospice organizations to meet your needs. Respite care allows a family caregiver to get a break from their duties. If your loved one is eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, his or her hospice care might be covered. Your loved one must meet the requirements and a doctor and the hospice medical director must certify that your loved one is terminally ill and has 6 months or less to live.
Our admissions team is available to assist with any questions.
Is respite care covered by Medicare and Medicaid?
Yes, however there are many variables that can be different for each person. Both government agencies have policies that offer coverage if you meet their eligibility requirements. Our staff can guide you through these questions and provide the details you need.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care typically refers to a short-term stay at a senior community or nursing home. Respite care is a great living option for an elderly or disabled person who needs some day-to-day supportive services, but still desires social stimulation, engagement and activities.
Why do caregivers decline or feel reluctant to receive respite care?
There are several reasons why families decline respite care. Some of the most common things said by families include:
Please reach out to our team for assistance. We are here to help guide you and a local resource to relieve some of your burden.