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While respite may be a new word for some people, it is not a new phenomenon. Families with a loved one with a special need know the commitment and intensity of care necessary for their family. The level of dedication and care becomes part of daily life, part of the family routine, but this same commitment can make stress routine too. Care givers can become accustomed to having no time for themselves or other activities in their lives. The need for support in general and respite in particular has emerged as one of the important issues to be addressed by policymakers, service providers, and researchers in the field of disability support services.

Respite care is an essential part of the overall support families need to keep their loved one at home. Respite care is temporary care to persons with disabilities or special health care needs.  Respite services are intended to provide assistance to a family and to prevent “burn-out.”

At Bethany Lutheran Health Services we offer:

  • Full Size Fully Furnished Apartment
  • Short Term Stay
  • Daily Rates Available
  • Dining Room Offering 3 Delicious & Nutritious Meals
  • Wide Array of Activities
  • Ideal Setting for Loved Ones and Caregivers
  • Nursing Services Available 24/7
  • Transportation Provided
  • Emergency Response Pendent

      Benefits of Respite Care for Loved One

  • Day to Day supportive services
  • Social stimulation
  • Engaging community
  • Activities
  • Meals
  • Recovery from surgery or illness
  • Regaining strength
  • Family needing to be gone for an event or vacation

             Opportunities for the Caregiver

  • Peace of mind
  • Rest
  • Help and Support
  • Ability to re-energize, re-group and re-focus

If this is something you may be interested in please fill out the application form or call us at 712-328-8228 today!

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Bethany Lutheran Health Services
Bethany Heights
11 Elliott Street Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Bethany Lutheran Home
7 Elliott Street Council Bluffs, IA 51503