What is Respite Care?
Otherwise known as "short stays" or temporary care, respite care is a service for those looking for a short-term stay in a care home. There are a number of reasons people choose to enjoy a short stay with us:
- You may want to enjoy a short getaway from home, and with delicious meals and fun activities included in the price of your stay, our homes are a great way to have a little holiday.
- Respite care stays also benefit carers and give them an opportunity to take a short break from their caring obligations to go on holiday or to simply enjoy a well-deserved rest.
- Some people like to use a short respite stay to see what life in the home is like and often transition to permanent residence.
What to expect from Respite Care?
As with any stay at Caring Homes, we tailor the experience to the resident. Our qualified nurses and carers have the knowledge and expertise to care for residents with a wide range of additional needs, ensuring their stay is enjoyable and meets those needs.
Respite residents enjoy the same high-quality service that we offer to all residents, and you can expect delicious food, regular daily activities and comfortable surroundings, with our team overseeing on-hand to offer discreet help when needed.
Friends and family are able to visit at any time, and our residential homes are warm and welcoming environments that are perfect for stays of any duration.
We often find that our respite residents enjoy their time so much that they transition into full time residential care. This transition can happen quite quickly as the team already know all about the resident, not just their physical and medical needs, but on a personal level too. We're always happy to talk to respite residents about making this transition, so you can simply speak to a member of the team during your stay if you think you'd like to stay at the home on a permanent basis.
How to arrange Respite Care
Use the Find a Home function to find your nearest care or nursing home and either call using the phone number listed or use the contact form to message the home. A member of the team will be in touch shortly to discuss your needs and invite you in to see the home.
Other Short Term Care
For those that are looking for a short stay after recovering from an illness or surgery in hospital, our Convalescence Care will ensure that you can focus on resting and recuperating. Find out more about Convalescence Care by clicking here.
We also offer Day Care for those still living at home but who may need some additional support or simply want to meet new people and enjoy stimulating activities. Day Care is a great way for someone to make new friend and try new hobbies while their family members know that they're in safe hands. Find out more about Day Care by clicking here.