Short-Term Stay/Respite Care

This option is ideal for anyone thinking about making the move to a Cardinal Ridge Residential Care community.  Take advantage of our Short-Stay or Respite care, and stay for just a week in your own private furnished room – or stay with us for as long as it takes to fully experience the Cardinal Ridge lifestyle.

  • You will also receive the same services all residents enjoy – home-cooked meals, scheduled transportation, customized service and care plan and more.
  • If you are being discharged from the hospital or nursing home, but still need rehabilitation, Short-Stay or Respite Care is the perfect option, offering the appropriate transition from hospital to home.
  • For families or caregivers who need an occasional helping hand, let us help care for you while your loved one gets a well-deserved break.

Do you have a loved one who is not ready to go home alone?

Flexible, affordable, personalized care – Whenever it's needed, Short Term Stay Care is when you or your loved one have just been in the hospital or a nursing home, but aren't quite ready to go home, or for a caregivers well deserved break.

All the services you need for all residents, including those in our Short Term Stay program receive a service care plan to provide the appropriate combination of services, including:

  • Daily assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming.
  • Assistance with medication.
  • Dining assistance and special diets.
  • Assistance with reminders and redirection.
  • Assistance with walking.
  • Diabetic management.
  • Transfer assistance.
  • Respiratory care.
  • Behavior management.
  • Continence care.
  • Home Health assistance available.
  • Hospice assistance available.

In addition to staying in a fully furnished private room, Short Term Stay residents receive participation in our activity program each day and scheduled transportation to medical appointments.

And for peace of mind

Certified nursing assistants are on staff and are responsible for quality care.

Come see for yourself

Whether you are recovering from an illness or injury, or are a caregiver in need of a break, Cardinal Ridge Short Term Stay may offer just the right solution.  Please call with any questions or if you want to come and visit our community.

Staff is trained in:

  • First Aid and Procedures to Alleviate Choking
  • Resident's Rights
  • Recognizing and Responding to Challenging Behaviors
  • Aging and Alzheimer's
  • Need Assessment and Individual Service Plan
  • Fire Safety
  • Universal/Standard Precautions
  • Management and Administration of Medications
  • Dietary Needs, Menu Planning, Food Preparation and Sanitation


  • Wisconsin Assisted Living Association (WALA)
  • Licensed by the Bureau of Quality Assurance of the State of Wisconsin
  • Alzheimer's Association