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What is Respite Care?

Origin at Spring Creek cares for the wellbeing and health of the people who live in their community. That’s why they offer respite care for seniors in Canmore. Respite care can provide family members or primary care caregivers temporary relief while providing seniors resort-style living. With a community that is safe, secure and designed with the active senior in mind, your loved one can expect the best experience during their time at Origin at Spring Creek.

Are you wanting to learn more about respite care? This article will answer all the questions you may have about Origin at Spring Creek’s respite care services.

Origin at Spring Creek staff member looks at artwork with two senior residents at Origin at Spring Creek.

What is respite care?

Origin’s Life Enrichment Educator Zoe Robinson says respite care is found in the physical space for a caregiver to be able to invest in the things that “fill them up – things they love to do, seeing people they love, seeing grand babies, getting exercise, getting to see friends”. Respite also provides caregivers with resources to vocalize how they’re feeling, and receive information about the disease process. It provides a much-deserved break from the stress and responsibility of caregiving.

Who is respite care for?

Origin at Spring Creek offers respite care for seniors in the Canmore community. Although, respite care doesn’t only benefit your loved one—it can be helpful to you too. Being a caregiver is a rewarding job, but it may require a break at times. This type of temporary care is the perfect solution if you are planning a work or family trip, recovering from an operation or illness, or simply need a break from caregiving tasks.

What do respite workers do?

For seniors that require extra help with daily living activities, home care options are provided by Origin at Spring Creek’s highly trained staff through Alberta Home Care. These care options can include assistance with eating, medication, bathing, grooming, dressing and more.

Life Enrichment Companion Lydia at Origin at Spring Creek with female senior resident
Lydia is a Life Enrichment Companion at Origin at Spring Creek.

What services and amenities are available?

The respite care community members receive the same access to services and amenities that are offered to residents. Services include nutritious home-cooked meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea that are made by the facility’s Red-Sealed chef and kitchen staff. Housekeeping and home maintenance are also provided to ensure time is spent relaxing and not worrying about cleaning. Fitness classes, arts and craft activities and social events are just some of the many activities offered.

The Evergreen Spa at Origin at Spring Creek is designed specifically for older adults. It provides a relaxing atmosphere where community members can enjoy a self-care day. Take time to nourish your body and spirit with one of Evergreen Spa’s unique wellness services. Whether you are looking to receive a therapeutic massage or get pampered with a facial and pedicure, the Evergreen Spa is the perfect setting for fitness, relaxation and beauty.

Senior woman with dog in her lap gets a haircut at the Evergreen Spa at Origin at Spring Creek

Origin at Spring Creek offers various health and fitness programs to assist residents in living an active lifestyle. The safe and progressive programs provided by the facility aims to make fitness fun at any level. The salt-water pool and two fitness studios equipped with state-of-the-art equipment make it easy for residents to take control of their physical health. But don’t think exercising alone is the only option. Origin at Spring Creek also offers many group fitness classes each week where residents can socialise and get active at the same time. 

The facility is located within the heart of Canmore where residents can enjoy picturesque sights while taking a stroll outside. There are many safe walking paths that are maintained year-round, making it easy for your loved one to enjoy the outdoors. Guided activity options include walks, hikes and snowshoeing.

How much time can I take for respite?

Origin at Spring Creek provides long-term and short-term respite care options for seniors. Your loved one will receive the best care and will be able to enjoy beautiful scenery no matter what the duration of their stay is.

How can I get respite care?

We hope that this post has helped in answering the question, “What is respite care?” To inquire about rates and reservations for respite care at Origin at Spring Creek, please call 1-866-790-9923 or visit our website to book your stay.

Summer or fall view of Origin at Spring Creek building with Three Sisters Mountains in the background