Respite Care

- January 9, 2018

Our Respite Care program is designed to provide short-term relief to those who care for family members and ensure that a loved one continues to receive the attention he or she needs.

What is Respite Care?

Respite Care is the provision of short-term relief for caregivers who need a vacation or time away. Providing fulltime care for an individual can sometimes be overwhelming—PMH wants to help. PMH can give caregivers peace of mind that their loved ones are receiving personalized and dedicated care while they are away.

Does a person have to have a “medical reason” to qualify for Respite Care?

No “medical reason” is necessary AT ALL to qualify for the Respite Care program. As long as there is bed space available, PMH is more than happy to accept any individual into the program.

Respite Care is also a great option for patients who have had surgery or illness and do not have a place to go after getting out of hospital care.

How long does Respite Care last?

An individual can stay at PMH up to 14 days.

How much does Respite Care cost?

Respite Care is entirely private paid and costs $246.00 day. This cost covers an individual’s room, food, and personal nursing care.

What should a person bring with them for Respite Care?

An individual needs to bring all medications, concentrator, and any necessary medical supplies. PMH will not provide these things.

Why should a person choose PMH for Respite Care?

PMH has a dedicated and caring staff ready to carry out a comprehensive plan of care for each individual patient. Respite Care has been shown to sustain caregiver health and wellbeing as well as avoiding out-of-home placements.

Who is the contact person for a referral?

Contact Edwina Garber, Director of Case Management at 304-799-7400 ext 1081.

Written by pocamemorial

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