Short Term Care/Respite

Short Term Care

Short Term Care is often needed during periods of recuperation.  At Pine Kirk & Utica Care Centers our goal is to improve an individual's health and help them achieve the highest possible level of functioning until they are ready to return home or to a lower level of care.

During Short Term Stays our staff utilizes a variety of recovery strategies to return patients to their maximum potential as soon as possible while in a home like setting.

Each center is Medicare and Medicaid Certified and fully staffed to meet all the physical, mental and emotional needs of the residents. Our care centers provide a physician who is on call at all times.  Our residents receive individual attention from a staff that genuinely cares about their comfort, dignity and well-being.


Respite Care

Respite Care is designed to give personal care, supervision or other services to a person with functional impairment so that their relative or primary caregiver may take a temporary break from care giving responsibilities.

Respite Care Facilities understand that many families take great joy in providing caring for a loved one.  However, the emotional and physical consequences may become overwhelming at times; and those are the times when Respite Care might just be the right choice for your family.

Our Respite Care Facilities offer family members and caregivers temporary relief from the day-to-day responsibilities of caring for a loved one; while maintaining piece of mind knowing that their loved one is in a good place.

Without some respite the caregivers themselves may face serious health and social risks as a result of stress.  60% of family care-givers between the ages of 19 - 64 surveyed by the Commonwealth Fund reported fair to poor health, one or more chronic conditions or disabilities compared to 1/3 of non care-givers.

Respite Care has been shown to help sustain family caregiver’s health and well being, avoid or delay out of home placement of patients and reduce the likelihood of neglect or abuse.

Let our skilled staff help take some of the responsibility for the care of your loved one and enable you to share more quality time with them.