Respite Care

Respite Care Program

Caring for a loved one at home? You still have a need to get away for a few days yourself. The full amenities of The Doolittle Home are available under our Respite Care program with a minimum one-week stay.

Having provided total peace of mind to its Life Care residents and their families for 95 years, The Doolittle Home now opens its doors to a new initiative, respite care. Families caring for an elderly loved one in their home or providing a high level of support to those still living independently, often find it difficult to plan vacations or other absences from their homes.

To meet that need, The Doolittle Home now offers respite care of one week or more per stay in the main retirement section of the facility. Care provided would include the individual’s room, all meals and snacks, laundry, housekeeping and hairdressing services, medication administration and participation in all scheduled activities.

According to Joanne Pratt, president of The Doolittle Home, "We can provide accommodations in the same home-like setting they are used to, every member of our staff is sensitive to the needs of the elderly, and our full range of services would be available." The minimum stay for respite care would be seven days, subject to room availability.

Full details of the respite care program are available by calling 508-543-2694.