Short-Term Respite Care

Assisted living respite is a good option when caregivers go out of town for business, vacation, or simply need a break and are seeking short-term care for their loved ones.

Get Superb Short-Term Care for Your Loved Ones

Assisted living respite is a good option when caregivers go out of town for business, vacation or simply need a break and are seeking short-term care for their loved ones. 

If you or your loved one are having trouble deciding about assisted living, one great option can be a temporary stay, also known as “short-term respite care.” Learn more by calling us or stopping by to visit.

On-Site Licensed Therapist for Your Convenience

Residents needing short-term assistance and recovering from an injury or illness may need routine therapy as part of their healing process as prescribed by their physician. We have an on-site licensed therapist and facility at Haywood Lodge. 
This service allows the resident to literally “go just down the hall” to therapy, removing the need to schedule and drive to outside appointments. Our therapy includes:
Orthopedic Therapy

Post-operative joints

Sports Injuries


Disease or injuries affecting muscles bones, ligaments or tendons


Neurological Physical Therapy


Spinal cord injuries

Poor balance


Walking difficulties

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Therapy

Patients recovering from heart attack

Those recovering from bypass surgery

Patients with COPD

Patients with pulmonary fibrosis

Pain Therapy

Back or neck


Knees or hips




We also offer work hardening, sports injuries, and wellness programs.

Two Full-Service, Well-Appointed Dining Rooms

Residents in all units of short-term respite care have access to a wide variety of services and amenities for their enjoyment and well-being, including:

24-hour assistance from staff

Monitored emergency call system in all resident rooms and baths

Medication management / administration

Rehabilitation services through home health agencies

Dressing, bathing, ambulation and dining assistance as needed

Daily activities with full-time activity directors

Podiatrist, pharmacist, RN access

Three meals / three snacks per day

Outdoor sheltered areas w/ seating

Beauty / barbershop (lodge only)

Laundry / linen service

Housekeeping service

Local transportation assistance

Medical director providing medical services and visits

Activity/livings rooms for social gatherings, games and music

15 passenger and 5 passenger vans

Alarmed exterior doors (lodge only)

FREE Wi-Fi Internet access

Fire suppressant / alarms throughout

Telephone and cable hookups available

Private and semi-private rooms

Furnished or unfurnished rooms and suites

Therapy on-site

“I strongly recommend Haywood Lodge & Retirement Centers to everyone because they are very accommodating. I can always count on them to take good care of my mother.”

~ Roger L

Whether a shampoo and set, a perm, or a simple haircut, a licensed beautician is available to make our residents look and feel their very best.

Call (828) 456-8365

Assisted Living, Long Term Care, Memory Care, Alzheimer’s Unit, Nursing Home, Respite Care

Contact Haywood Lodge & Retirement Center

(828) 456-8365

251 Shelton Street Waynesville, NC 28786

How can Haywood Lodge & Retirement Center help you today?

Do you have a question about becoming a resident? Would you like more information about our senior living services? Ask away.

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