Respite Care, Short-Term Stay
Round-the-Clock Care

Respite Care Residents Receive The Same Amenities and Activities As Full-Time Residents

At The Meadows, it's not about how long you stay, it's about how well you are treated. Stay for a week or stay for months and enjoy everything we have to offer.

What is Respite Care?
Respite care is a temporary (short-term) stay at a senior living community.

Why Respite Care?
Respite care is often suggested for seniors who are recovering from a hospital visit, fall, surgery or other health circumstance, but is also available for caregiver vacations, business travel and/or just a personal break from daily care routine. A Respite Stay is also an ideal trial period for both the caregiver and the loved one to evaluate if our community is the right place to call home long-term.

Is Respite Care Right For Your Loved One?
For your loved one to thrive at home, are these needs being met?

  • Home is clean and easy to navigate without risk of falling
  • Nutritious food is available daily
  • Medications are taken as prescribed
  • Personal hygiene is maintained
  • Regular social interaction is available
  • Access or daily interaction with a reliable family member, neighbor, clergy member or friend
  • Access to reliable transportation to get back and forth to appointments
  • Access to someone 24 hours a day in case of emergency

If the answer is no, The Meadows may be the right answer.

We offer:

  • Clean, single-floor, barrier free living
  • Three home-style nutritious meals served daily
  • Medication management to ensure residents take the right medicine, at the right time and the right dose
  • Assistance with bathing, personal hygiene and dressing. We also provide laundry and linen services
  • Staff availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  A wide variety of activities, shopping trips and community outings
  • Transportation to and from appointments in a van equipped to handle a variety of resident needs

Benefits of Respite Care
For The Caregiver

  • Reduced stress
  • Restored energy
  • Increased balance in life

For The Loved One
Our respite care residents enjoy the same amenities and activities as if they are living at the community full-time.

  • Reduced stress
  • Improved Way of Life


Our Activities Coordinator plans a full calendar of activities and social events for our residents, including everything from parties and movies to opportunities to enjoy local performances, events, and other outings. Participation in community activities also helps residents to build lasting friendships. The Meadows also arranges weekly shopping trips for residents to make personal purchases.

Activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Scrabble
  • Bingo
  • Cards
  • Puzzles and Board Games
  • Exercise class
  • Yahtzee
  • Walks outside and around the community
  • Crafts
  • Scrap Booking
  • Playing pool
  • Music entertainment 
  • Resident Council Meetings
  • The Book Mobile
  • Outings include trips to Wal-Mart, K-Mart, the Dollar Store, Fry's Turkey Ranch, Eder's Ice Cream, the Community Arts Center and Community Theatre League, the Penn State Master Gardener's Sensory Garden, and so much more.
  • Brain Games: Click the button below to view online games.
Contact us today!
Our professional and friendly staff is anxious to help you.