What Respite Care Means for a Loved One and a Caregiver

Respite care can be defined as a short-term stay for a loved one to allow a respite, or recovery time, for the caregiver. Some of the reasons a caregiver might seek a respite care stay for their loved one include a planned surgery, vacation, or needed time to manage their stress and personal health and well-being.

Respite care is not only beneficial to caregivers, but it can also be beneficial to a loved one. Respite care stays provide a great opportunity for loved ones to experience life at a continuing care retirement community. Respite care guests can participate in life enrichment activities, enjoy dining options and leave the housekeeping and laundry tasks to the staff. A short-term stay may help make a transition to a senior living community easier should future needs require a change in care.

Respite Care Stays in Columbus and Central Ohio

Respite care is available at all of our Optalis care communities. These short-term stays can vary from a few days to a few weeks. The Optalis team understands that caring for someone can be both physically and emotionally exhausting, so we do our best to create a caring, comfortable environment that feels like home for your loved one. 

We provide furnished respite suites in both our skilled nursing and assisted living levels of care. Your loved one will have access to a nursing team 24 hours a day, with a personalized plan of care. It’s typically best to plan ahead for a respite care stay, but we understand that it’s not always possible. If an urgent need arises, feel free to contact us to check our availability.

Our Columbus and Central Ohio Respite Care Communities

All seven of our centers throughout Columbus and central Ohio offer respite care stays.

Canal Winchester Front Entrance

6800 Gender Road
Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110

(614) 834-6800

Mill Run Front Entrance

3399 Mill Run Drive
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

(614) 527-3000

Monterey front entrance

3929 Hoover Road
Grove City, Ohio 43123

(614) 875-7700

New Albany front entrance

5691 Thompson Road
Columbus, Ohio 43230

(614) 855-8866

Pickaway front entrance

391 Clark Drive
Circleville, Ohio 43113

(740) 474-6036

West Park

1700 Heinzerling Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43223

(614) 274-4222

whetstone front entrance of building

3700 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214

(614) 457-1100

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Respite Care Stays in Columbus and Central Ohio

Respite care is available at all of our MacIntosh care communities. These short-term stays can vary from a few days to a few weeks. The MacIntosh team understands that caring for someone can be both physically and emotionally exhausting, so we do our best to create a caring, comfortable environment that feels like home for your loved one. 

We provide furnished respite suites in both our skilled nursing and assisted living levels of care. Your loved one will have access to a nursing team 24 hours a day, with a personalized plan of care. It’s typically best to plan ahead for a respite care stay, but we understand that it’s not always possible. If an urgent need arises, feel free to contact us to check our availability.

Respite Care Amenities, Hospitality and Activities at Optalis Communities

All of our Optalis care communities offer respite care. Respite-stay guests receive the same patient-directed care as our residents. A compassionate interdisciplinary team ensures their individual needs are met. Respite-stay guests also have access to similar services and amenities, including the ones listed below.

Amenities and Hospitality

  • Fully furnished respite suite
  • Three well-balanced meals each day with healthy snacks available
  • Accommodations for special diets
  • Assistance with personal care needs such as bathing, grooming, toileting and dressing
  • Support managing medications to ensure the correct dose is taken at the right time
  • Around-the-clock nursing team
  • Laundry and housekeeping services
  • Transportation services for appointments and errands

Activities

  • Pet therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Creative arts
  • Games, cards and puzzles
  • Exercise classes
  • Social gatherings
  • Cultural programs