Hurricane season is a stressful time for all Floridians. Already this season we have seen significant wind and rain whipping through Brevard County, flooding roads and damaging property. For seniors living in their own home, there is a short-term option available when the weatherman starts talking about storm systems heading our way - respite care at a local assisted living facility.
Respite care is available at most assisted living facilities throughout the year, typically offering anywhere from a few days to a few weeks stay to seniors who are unable to be home alone for a short period of time, such as while recuperating from illness. With respite and month-to-month contracts, assisted living facilities offer the perfect solution to seniors willing to leave their homes during a hurricane so that they can safely continue to enjoy cooking, air conditioning, and the company of other seniors while the storms howl outside.
While this can be a great option, it does require planning in advance.Not all facilities will have rooms available at the time of a storm, and some facilities evacuate during a storm. All facilities require a minimal amount of paperwork in advance. Take the time to do some research and have a plan. Want help narrowing down your options and determining what is a good fit for you? Call Simplifying Senior Living - we'll help you plan for your safety!