For many, the challenges of caring for an elderly family member are simply part of daily life. Caregiving, however, is a demanding job, and sometimes taking a break can be a positive step for both the caregiver and their loved one. Respite care provides short-term breaks for caregivers who need to travel, or who simply need a break to relieve stress, restore energy, and promote balance in their life.

Respite Care Basic Facts

  • Stays may be four or more days up to a maximum of 42 days in a calendar year per person
  • Accommodation is based on availability and the respite guest’s ability to meet admission criteria
  • Licensed by the New York State Department of Health

Respite Care Services

  • Engaged and attentive staff are available 24 hours per day to address personal care needs
  • Newly updated 24-hour, wireless emergency call system
  • Daily we provide three nutritious meals, healthy snacks, and all-day beverage service
  • Convenient, on-site wellness services, including primary care, podiatry, pharmaceutical, laboratory, and mental wellness
  • Coordination of medical care and transportation arrangements
  • Housekeeping, linen, and laundry services—we even iron!
  • Scheduled recreational outings
  • Building maintenance, inside and out

Respite Care Amenities

  • An on-site convenience store, The Shopping Place, offers sundries and treats—chocolate is a favorite purchase!
  • Comfortable private, furnished room
  • On-site resident banking
  • Wi-Fi throughout the building
  • Cable TV in common area as well as in respite room
  • On-site unisex full service salon for residents
  • Varied and stimulating activities program, Residents’ Council, and volunteer advocates
  • Graciously decorated common areas and landscaped grounds
  • Well stocked library of books and games
  • Large parlor for large group activities like movies, karaoke, entertainment, weekly happy hour and birthday parties
  • Small lounge for smaller group activities or quiet reading
  • Elevators that access all floors
  • Beautiful verandas with gorgeous views

Emergency Equipment & Plans

Vassar-Warner Home has an evacuation and disaster plan. We hold monthly fire drills on alternating shifts to familiarize residents and staff with emergency evacuation routes and procedures. Our building is equipped with a full-capacity generator and a 72-hour fuel supply for power outages.