Respite Care in South Central PA | Messiah Lifeways


Short-term care when your loved one needs it.

Respite Fact Sheet


When times get hard for us or our loved ones, we often need a short-term care option that is flexible and provides many choices for service. Messiah Lifeways Respite Care in Harrisburg, PA is designed to provide relief when you need it the most.

Our respite care services offer short-term breaks for caregivers, from a few hours a day to up to a month or more of continuous care. Respite care refers to providing a workable balance for caregivers who want their loved ones to age in place and live safely and strongly at home, yet still work or have other responsibilities during the day or throughout the week.

Get the peace of mind and care that you need for your loved ones at Messiah Lifeways. Contact us today to learn more!

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We will work with you to customize the right plan and provide respite choices for you and your loved one. Your plan may include one or more of the following options:

Enhanced Living (Personal Care) Respite Program

Some may refer to this as a respite home: we call it respite care. Through this respite service, we offer living accommodations, meals, and assistance from 14 to 30 days on a short-term basis at Messiah Lifeways on Messiah Village’s beautiful 80-acre campus. Our respite care program is licensed as Personal Care. The Enhanced Living Respite Care Program is perfect for caregivers planning for a vacation or business travel. We offer a place of respite to provide you with freedom and flexibility knowing your loved one is being cared for while you’re out of town. Also, your loved one will have lots of activity and enrichment opportunities to keep them satisfied.

Availability is subject to change.
717.790.8201 |

Respite through Messiah Lifeways Adult Day 

Offering full-day assistance Monday through Friday for loved ones 60 and better who are unable to safely stay alone during the day. 

Adult Day is open:
Monday through Friday from 7:00 am – 5:30 pm (except on holidays).


Messiah Lifeways At Home Respite Care Solutions 

Offering a variety of in-home services and one-on-one companionship ranging from 2 hours to 24 hours a day, providing peace of mind during those times of the day when you can’t be there.

Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
717.790.8209 |


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do these Respite care options cost?


There are several types of respite services available, with varying rates, it is best to contact the respective services listed above.


How does the reservation process work for the Enhanced Living Respite Care?


It is best to call at least one month ahead to check the availability of a respite room. When there is availability, a medical assessment is required, along with a medical evaluation form to be completed by a physician. This and other paperwork is time sensitive. Please contact the Messiah Lifeways Welcome Center for more details at 717.790.8201.


Will Medicare or other health insurance cover Respite care?


No. Respite services are typically non-medical, non-skilled services and health insurance typically does not pay for these types of services. However, if someone has purchased long-term care insurance, there may be some coverage for Messiah Lifeways At Home or Enhanced Living Respite depending on your individual policy. There is some financial assistance available for Adult Day services, pending eligibility.

We provide respite care services to Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, Camp Hill, and the entire Central PA region. Contact us today to learn more about our respite homes and respite care programs.


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