Respite Care San Diego

Respite Care Facility in San Diego, CA

Our Respite Care Services Are Subject to Availability as Of June 2024

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Our Respite Care in San Diego

The services provided to our permanent residents are generally available to those who are joining the Stellar Care family for Respite Care stays as well.

Stellar Care prides itself on having a full schedule of activities for residents at various levels of their dementia. 

Respite Care Activities

Our Activities staff offer tailored activities for residents to engage in socialization and interaction to stimulate the mind and the body.

Stellar Care field trips are wildly popular and often include ice cream trips, drives to the beach, and visits to some of San Diego’s most popular sights such as Balboa Park, Seaport Village and Old Town San Diego

Respite Care Activities

People living with progressing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease crave purpose & meaning in their lives.

Respite Care services at Stellar Care are an opportunity for the resident to foster hobbies and build new friendships with others with similar levels of need.

To learn more about respite stays and pricing at Stellar Care San Diego, contact us.

or call us at (619) 287-2920

Respite Care Activities At A Glance

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The Sunset Drive Room
Northern Exposure Suites
Spacious Bathrooms

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Frequently Asked Questions About Respite Care

Respite Care is one of the many living options offered at Stellar Care. Respite stays provide an option for familial caregivers in need of a break. The demands of caregiving can be exhausting and overwhelming, causing undue stress on family members acting as caregivers for their loved one. This stress can be detrimental physically and emotionally to both the person receiving care and the person giving it. Respite Care stays at Stellar Care are for 30 days.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Respite Care at Stellar Care can also be beneficial in assessing the progression of your loved one’s dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Respite stays provide an opportunity for the professionals at Stellar Care to help gauge what services are needed and what routine works best for your loved one. If the resident is struggling in a home environment any number of factors can contribute to changes in disposition or quality of life. A structured routine provided through a Respite stay can give the resident and their family the opportunity to reassess the level of care needed.

In addition, people living with progressing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease crave purpose & meaning in their lives. Respite Care services at Stellar Care are an opportunity for the resident to foster hobbies and build new friendships with others with similar levels of need. To learn more about respite stays and pricing at Stellar Care San Diego, call or email us.

Stellar Care accepts private payment plans. Respite stay pricing is based on both the length of the stay and the care needs (assistance with Activities of Daily Living) of the Respite resident. For pricing information, please call or email our team. 

Activities of Daily Living include: 

  • Dressing & Grooming Assistance
  • Escorts (private guidance to and from activities & meals)
  • Incontinence Care
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Behavior Reminders
  • Diabetic Care
  • Medication Management
  • Bathing Assistance

Medication management and bathing assistance are included in the base Respite Care pricing.

An example of respite care could be taking your parent to a respite care provider, such as Stellar Care, for a few hours so you can run errands or keep an appointment. While at the respite care, seniors can eat lunch, visit with residents, enjoy activities, or rest and relax. Respite care can also allow caregivers the opportunity to go on a much-needed vacation or a work trip. Finally, you can use respite care one day a week to focus on other needs such as grocery shopping, chores, and personal care.

Respite care offers short-term solutions for care when the traditional caregiver needs a break. Meanwhile, home care is non-medical caregiving and support in the client’s home. Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, transferring, and meal preparation may be provided, as well as transportation, companionship, and other services. It excludes medical treatment and therapy. A home care aide may provide support for as little as one hour per week to as much as 24 hours per day, depending on the client’s needs.

While home care can be a permanent situation where a provider comes in to attend to an elderly person, respite care only offers a day, afternoon, or a couple of weeks, depending on the need. Respite care does not become permanent, but home care can become as frequent as necessary. Home care is frequently used as an alternative to assisted living for seniors who want to live independently, while respite care is not a replacement for assisted living; it’s more like a sitter or daycare center.

Being a primary caregiver is a difficult job, and everyone needs a break from time to time. Respite care is an excellent method to take a break from your caregiving responsibilities while remaining the primary caregiver for your loved one. Caregivers can work, perform personal errands, or go on vacation without worrying about leaving their loved one alone.

Furthermore, respite care can provide emergency help if the senior gets injured as life, making it a much safer option than leaving the elderly alone. Seniors will also receive personal attention from the respite care provider and have their needs met. Finally, respite care offers a flexible option so caregivers can still take care of elderly family members but with room to care for their own needs.

Respite care can last from one day to one month, depending on the caregiver’s needs. There is no set rule regarding how long you can use respite care. Overnight stays at a short-term assisted living facility or residential respite care facility can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Your family’s needs will determine the length of time you employ respite care. Some facilities cater to short-term stays ranging from a few hours to a few days, while others provide long-term care spanning weeks to months. Respite care stays at Stellar Care are for 30 days.

Hospice care is provided to patients who are reaching the end of their lives either from age or terminal illness. The services are offered by a team of healthcare specialists who reduce pain and meet the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of terminally ill people. While hospice can offer respite care, it can also be a long-term solution, while respite care offers a short-term solution.

Respite care for dementia can offer special care for seniors allowing them the option to interact with other individuals in a similar situation. In addition, respite for dementia can provide a safe and supportive environment while also providing activities and social opportunities. Lastly, the care can help with personal needs and work on a senior’s abilities. It’s more than just a sitter; respite care can attend to mental and physical needs to improve the quality of life.

Respite caregivers can provide care in the form of bathing, dressing, taking medication, exercise, company, outdoor time, and getting in and out of bed. Moreover, they can keep seniors safe, especially for those with dementia. They can also help with meal preparations, transportation, and light housework. Talk with Stellar Care about the different activities offered to stimulate the mind and body for your parents, including field trips and other options.

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Our Amenities

Studios & Community
Dementia Care Professionals
On-Site 24/7
Freshly Prepared Meals Three Times Daily
Nutritious & Delicious Snacks Throughout the Day
Housekeeping, Laundry, and Linen Service
Emergency Response System in Studios and Bathrooms
Beauty Salon and Barbershop On-Site
Television + Cable Package Included

Our Services

Memory Care

Our experienced staff provides a structured environment where residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can thrive with set routines.

Club Stellar

Residents who are early on in the progression of their dementia or Alzheimer’s disease may be eligible for our Club Stellar program and special rate.


Our staff prepares nutritious meals three times a day, featuring in-season fruits and vegetables, homemade soups, and diabetic options.


The Stellar Care activities staff curates tailored activities, field trips, and programs for all residents at various levels in the progression of their dementia.

A Memory Care Community

4518 54th Street  San Diego, CA 92115
Phone: (619) 287-2920

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