Care for the Caregiver: Respite Care at Menno Haven

Taking care of an elderly, ill, or disabled loved one can be a struggle, not only because of the physical demands but also for the emotional strain. Caregiving takes its toll.  All caregivers need adequate rest, but that can be difficult, especially if your loved one has dementia.

If you are a caregiver, Menno Haven is here to offer a reprieve with respite care. Rest, de-stress, and re-energize with the confidence that your loved one is in the best care!

What is respite care?

According to the National Institute on Aging, “respite care provides short-term relief for primary caregivers. It can be arranged for just an afternoon or several days or weeks. Care can be provided at home, in a healthcare facility, or at an adult day center.”

It’s not selfish to need time to yourself, as seeking support is key to your role as a caregiver. The overwhelming daily routine of caregiving affects your patience, compassion, and connection to the person for whom you provide care. By letting us help so you, you will be more focused and reinvigorated to take on your caregiving role and be the best caregiver!

You as a caregiver can use our respite services for many reasons! Some examples of why caregivers have benefited from:

  • Time for a vacation
  • Attending a wedding
  • Graduations
  • Family emergency
  • Caregiver medical needs such as a surgery
  • And so much more!

What Menno Haven provides

We take to heart the accommodation of each resident’s preferences and needs. At Menno Haven, each individual and their caregiver are given a one-on-one interview by a licensed team member to develop a plan that is unique to the individual. While Menno Haven typically provides respite services for two weeks or more, we always try to meet the unique needs of every caregiver.

We understand that those who require respite care will need different approaches for their needs, but we still want to uphold any part of their independent lifestyle. We have experience with helping aging adults with daily activities and chores, which you can learn more about on our personal care page.

Your loved one deserves to be safe and has peace of mind, as do you. We have certified team members available to assist 24/7 residents, as well as an emergency call system for all our residents.

While staying with us, we want respite care residents to enjoy their time with us and be involved in activities if they so choose. Menno Haven also provides services such as housekeeping and laundry, choice of delicious meals in our restaurant-style dining, and on-site amenities such as a barber and beauty salon, full-service bank, general store, pharmacy services, bistro, and chaplain services.

If you are looking for more assistance with caregiving check out our ElderDay program or other amenities we offer.

Menno Haven provides a world-class environment for senior living in Chambersburg, PA. Our location is the area’s largest and most well-respected retirement community, as we bring a holistic approach to meet the mind, body, and spirit of each individual.

Interested in learning more about Menno Haven? Contact us or call (717) 262.2373