Admissions to all programs will be dependent not only on the care needs of the patient involved, but the total care demands of our existing cases.
The staff at Sudbury Pines Extended Care have served respite clients and their families over the past 45 years. Thousands of residents and their caregivers have benefited from the brief respite break. A number of clients return year after year, making their vacation plans well in advance because they know that their loved one is being cared for by familiar nursing staff in a comfortable and safe setting.
A number of family members shared some concerns when, in the past, they had hired in-home caregivers, admitting that the arrangements were rarely satisfactory. Problems included: cancellations, no shows, and they sometimes feel that indeed when the staff did show up their loved one may have been neglected. Other concerns were that an unlicensed, untrained substitute would not know what to do in the event of an emergency. In some cases, family members who were not primary caregivers would ‘fill in’, which could cause feelings of resentment because of the ‘burden’ of caring for mom or dad.
Families and caregivers may go on a vacation, have medical issues themselves or a family emergency, work travel or other commitment. They need to know that their loved one is receiving mature, professional care. The staff at SPEC are equipped to act in the most appropriate manner necessary, especially if a medical emergency were to arise.
We encourage you to consider our Respite Care Program when needed. SPEC is also contracted with BayPath Elder Services and has been awarded a GRANT to provide limited Respite Care free of charge for families who receive services through BayPath or reside in the geographic area serviced by Baypath. Sudbury Pines Extended Care only requires a 4 day minimum stay (equal to a long weekend).
Sudbury Pines Extended Care Respite program provides:
- 24 Hour professional nursing
- Physician services
- Medication management
- A home-like atmosphere
- For a minimal fee, hairdressing.
- The safety and security of an inpatient setting or if needed, the additional security of a specialty memory impairment unit.