Hospice & Respite Care

Serving Lacey and beyond since 1998

Hospice is the quality of life care as it nears its end for particular residents, their families, and friends. Medicine can offer comfort and assistance to help maintain a better quality of life. This type of attention, called palliative care, involves the comprehensive treatment of physical and emotional pain. Again, it focuses on enhancing one’s comfort and overall quality of life.

Hospice is based on the belief that through sensitive, appropriate care and the support of a caring community, terminally ill residents and their families can prepare to face the inevitable challenges ahead. Centuries ago, a hospice was a shelter for travelers. Over the years, it has evolved into a refuge where people could find care, comfort, and support during difficult times in their journey through life.

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A hospice nurse and a physician who specializes in understanding and treating pain will develop a plan of care to ease the discomforting symptoms of your condition. Under Medicare, Medicaid, and most other insurance programs, the hospice will provide medical supplies, equipment, and medications associated with the terminal illness at no cost to the patient. Hospice services are layered on top of the basic services for daily care provided by Memory Care at The Lodges.

Welcome to The Lodges' Respite Care

If you need a break from caring for your loved one for any reason at all --- whether you have a trip planned out of town, or a medical procedure scheduled for yourself --- none of us can be available 24/7 to care for a loved one. This is the brilliance of Respite Care!

Respite Care enables family caregivers to take that time they need while knowing their loved one is well cared for in our Lodges. Memory Care at The Lodges has a policy of providing Respite Care for two weeks up to four weeks or more, for those suffering from Alzheimer’s or other Dementias. The process is relatively similar to that of a long-term admission to either Lodge: we require all paperwork from Primary Care Physician (complete history and recent physical), complete medication list, Health Care Directive forms (POLST, DPOA or Guardianship paperwork, etc.), medical insurance information etc. Your loved one’s physician must agree to provide care if and when needed, for the duration of the individual’s stay with us.

While your family member is with us, our staff will provide all aspects of care for him or her, including (if and when appropriate): all medication administration/management, dressing assistance, bathing/showering assistance; toileting; transfers (one-person only), personal laundry, meals & snacks, activities etc.

ALL Respite Stays are private pay only, at the flat rate of $185/day, all-inclusive, for a minimum stay of 14 days or two weeks. The one-time Transition Fee is still due upon signing the admission paperwork.

Finally, we recommend a respite stay be arranged at least 30 – 60 days in advance to ensure we are able to reserve a bed for your loved one. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (360) 455-9159 and select option 7 when prompted. We are always happy to help in any way!