Laguna Honda Hospital offers respite care to families/caretakers who are caring for disabled seniors or adults at home. Respite care – a temporary break from the responsibilities of caregiving – can be a vital solution to assist caregivers in taking care of themselves, and helps them continue to provide the best care possible to their loved one. It also allows caregivers to take vacations or take time off to attend to their own health needs.
Laguna Honda can provide up to 30 days of respite care per year for disabled adults or seniors being cared for at home who have skilled nursing needs. Examples are cognitive deficits that require 24 hour care to ensure safety, wound care, medical conditions that require nursing care, or needing assistance with more than 3 activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, grooming, ambulation).
Laguna Honda Hospital offers specialty services in Rehabilitation, Pain and Palliative Care, Dementia, and HIV. There are Spanish and Chinese focus language units. A variety of medical specialties are also available, as well as dental services. Physician services are available 24/7 and all those admitted for respite will be assigned a primary physician.
Referrals for respite may be made by contacting the Admissions Coordinator at 415-759-4669. To be considered for admission, you may fill out and submit an application found here.