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Finger Lakes Health offers Respite Care (scheduled short-term stay) services at two facilities - The Homestead at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, 418 North Main Street, Penn Yan, and Living Center at Geneva - North, 75 Mason Street, Geneva.

The Respite program offers the individual all the amenities that long-term residents are afforded, but in addition, our guest is accommodated in a private room with a private bath, a television and local telephone service.

Respite Care is scheduled short-term care for an individual who may require nursing services for a specific period of time. The Respite Care program is intended to provide temporary relief to caregivers and to prolong an individual's ability to remain in the community by allowing the caregiver some planned "breaks". Respite Care is ideal for the caregiver who would like to take a much-needed vacation or would like to pursue medical treatment for him or herself.

Respite Care offers caregivers peace of mind knowing their loved one is being cared for by a dedicated and caring staff, 24 hours a day, in a safe, comfortable environment.

Short-term residents may participate in a variety of recreational activities, which they can select from the extensive calendar of events. Staff ensures that all residents are invited to attend each activity. Staff members are readily available to assist with ambulating, eating and personal hygiene. The Respite patient may eat in the beautifully decorated dining rooms or have their meal served in the privacy of their own room.

Respite Care can be paid for privately, or with prior approval by Medicaid, some long-term care insurance policies or contracts with VA facilities.

If you know of a family member or friends who may benefit from Respite Services, please call our admissions staff at (315) 787-4733 for the Living Center at Geneva program or (315) 531-2724 for The Homestead's program in Penn Yan.

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