If you have had to take care of an ill or disabled individual at home, you are aware that it is not an easy job. There is a marked need among those who are looking after their loved ones to take care of themselves as well; they need a break from their responsibilities. Here at Glen Island, we recognize and address this need through our Respite program, an alternate caregiving arrangement that gives family members a temporary period of relief. It is designed to keep an incapacitated individual safe and comfortable so that their caregiver can enjoy peace of mind with that much needed break— whether it be time for a vacation, personal health, or just to relieve stress and weariness.
At Glen Island Center, a single short-term stay may last up to 30 days. Additional stays are possible, for a maximum of 42 days in any given year. The respite service is open to adults with subacute, chronic or terminal illnesses who require supervision, monitoring and medication management.
Prior to a Respite stay, we bring seniors and family members together to conduct an assessment. This assessment helps determine the appropriate services and care for each individual.
Patients are admitted under several financial programs, including: self pay, private insurances, and Medicaid.
If you or someone you know can benefit from respite services, please contact our Admissions department, (914) 636-2800 or toll free (866) 614-4398.