Short-Term Stays

Why not join us for a short-term visit in a beautiful furnished residence?

Respite Stays are a great solution for those times when family caregivers are traveling or might just need a short break from caring for the senior in their life. Our services provide temporary relief for caregivers and family members caring for people with disabilities, special needs, or can also be employed to allow for recovery after a surgery or hospital stay.

  • Friendly, helpful associates are always available.



Short Term Respite Stays Include

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  • Furnished guest apartments
  • One chef-prepared meal per day in the Bay View Dining Room
  • Dynamic calendar of classes, activities and outings including Watermark University
  • All utilities, including electricity, water, basic cable TV and local telephone
  • Transportation services seven days per week
  • Weekly housekeeping services
  • 24-hour concierge service

And Access to All of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay Amenities:

  • 14 acres of lush, tropically landscaped grounds
  • Bay View Dining Room
  • Bay Breeze Café
  • Sky View Lounge
  • Private movie theater
  • Well-stocked library
  • Full-service beauty salon and barber shop
  • Heated waterfront outdoor pool
  • Private fishing pier
  • Computer Center
  • Fitness Center


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Caring for a loved one in the home can be a very rewarding experience, but it can also be an overwhelming undertaking. It is essential that family members get sufficient and regular support, as well as respite time.

ur respite care provides short-term breaks that help relieve stress, restore energy, and promote balance. We understand that caregiving is a demanding, difficult job and no one is equipped to do it alone. Getting help can be as essential to the health and well-being of the caregiver as it is for the resident.

Residents may need more care and assistance with daily tasks while recovering from a surgery or recent hospital stay. Our professionally trained and caring associates can help ensure your road to recovery is a short one. We offer assistance with medications, daily tasks, and rehabilitation so that you can concentrate on getting well.

Our services help to sustain a family caregiver’s health and delay out of home placements. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your loved one is well taken care of.

Enjoy all the services and amenities we offer, fun with friendly neighbors, breathtaking views and outstanding dining. Our rates are the best value around – join us for a rejuvenating taste of The Fountains lifestyle.


Watermark University

Watermark University

Programs, Virtual Reality, Outings and Watermark University Classes

At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded in self-awareness and infused with curiosity. Our Watermark University classes help us achieve this goal. By focusing on the seven dimensions of wellness — physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, environmental and vocational — we offer individuals the opportunity to experience a balanced life. We see the benefits across the country in every class, every day. LEARN MORE.