ManorCare Williamsport campus provide short term care to help

It is becoming more the rule, not the exception, that senior citizens with long term care needs receive assistance from their children and relatives, instead of from home health or nursing homes. In fact, of the four out of five seniors who require some type of long term care, only one gets the care in a nursing home. The other 80 percent are receiving care from a “family caregiver.”

It is estimated that there are more than 18-25 million adults — or 10 percent of the U.S. population fulfilling this demanding job today. Responsibilities include keeping loved ones fed, clean and safe, dispensing medications and transporting them to appointments — as well as juggling full-time careers and families.

There are many reasons why children and spouses choose to take on this tremendous responsibility. Many want to spend time with their loved one, while others feel a sense of guilt for turning the care of their spouse or parent over to home health or nursing home. However, these caregivers often face burn-out from the all-consuming care requirements, and don’t know where to turn for help. That’s where we can help. ManorCare Williamsport campus offers short term respite stays that allow caregivers the opportunity to go on vacation or a business trip, and have peace of mind that their loved one is being taken care of by caring professionals.

At ManorCare Williamsport campus, respite residents can take advantage of the same activities and services as our other residents, such as nutritious meals, laundry services and social activities. Most importantly, the family caregivers know they are in a safe setting, with caregivers on hand 24 hours a day. Whether for a few days or up to a month, you can take advantage of the respite program at ManorCare Williamsport campus.

To learn more about respite stays, stop by ManorCare Williamsport North or South, at 101 or 300 Leader Drive or call 570-323-8627 or 570-323-3758 for more information.

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