Want to take some of the stress out of your family’s spring break or summer vacation plans? Many Providence communities have guest rooms and respite rooms available for rent at incredibly reasonable rates.
What’s the difference between a guest room and a respite room? A guest room is a nicely furnished room in one of our retirement communities that visiting family members can rent one night at a time. At Holland Home Independent and Assisted Living Community in South Holland, Illinois, for example, a night in a guest room costs only $40 (or $45 for two people) — and that rate includes a hot breakfast in the dining room each morning. Guest rooms are equipped with a microwave, small refrigerator, and coffee, tea, and snacks, as well as a TV with DVD player.
In Michigan, the guest rooms at Royal Park Place are booked well in advance, so call early to to see what openings may be available. For $50 per night (or $30 per night if you stay more than one night), you can stay in a clean, comfortable, convenient room with microwave, refrigerator, two-burner stove, coffee maker, TV, and individual climate controls. Breakfast and lunch are not included in the room rate but both are available for a modest additional fee. And you can access the internet for free anywhere in the Royal Park Place lobby.
Staying with your loved one in a Providence community is affordable, comfortable, and convenient, but it’s also a great way to get a sense of the social opportunities and caring, Christian atmosphere that residents enjoy every day. You’ll meet your loved one’s friends and experience their schedule and taste the food and hear the conversations. It’s a great way to be reassured that they are participating in life as fully as possible.
A respite room is similar to a guest room, but the rental agreement includes caregiving, so the cost is generally higher. If you are among the millions of Americans who care for children at home as well as parents who need assistance, you know how difficult it can be to plan a family vacation. A respite room is one way to ensure Mom gets the care she needs while you’re away.
“Respite Care is a short-term stay in our community,” says Mike Hunter, Community Manager at Village Woods Independent and Assisted Living Community in Crete, Illinois. “It can actually be like a vacation for Mom or Dad while you’re away! They stay in a gracious private room, and they get three hot meals a day, social opportunities, and personal attention from our staff.”
In some cases, a minimum stay of three nights is required, because of the time investment needed for the additional paperwork associated with healthcare needs. But for families who want to take a vacation during Spring Break, this requirement is not a problem.
If you think Providence guest rooms or respite rooms can enhance your family’s vacation plans, contact the Providence community nearest you. The number of rooms is limited, so call early to check availability:
South Holland, Illinois: (708) 596-3050
Royal Park Place
Zeeland, Michigan: (616) 772-2224
Downers Grove, Illinois: (630) 971-1995
Homer Glen, Illinois: (708) 301-0800
Crete, Illinois: (708) 672-6111