Respite & Day Care
The devoted care teams in our homes offer short stays and longer-term respite care breaks, so you or your loved one can experience exceptional care and support for as long as you need us.
What is elderly respite care?
Short-term respite breaks and temporary stays in residential care or nursing homes can provide:
a break for you and/or your carer
care while you recover from an illness or a stay in hospital
additional support if you are newly disabled
companionship and/or short-term support if you live alone that will enable you to continue to live independently
an opportunity to get to know a care home that suits your needs if you are thinking about a permanent move.
What does respite care include?
If you are having a short term break in one of our homes, you will receive the same care and support as our permanent residents. We will carefully assess your needs and create a detailed care plan to know what personal care you need, including help with administering medication.
You will have your own furnished bedroom. Our devoted staff will support you in every way, helping you to settle in and enjoy the companionship of others, take part in engaging activities, enjoy delicious home-cooked food and even launder your clothes.
Some older adults who live on their own can often spend long periods of time without any company. To them, our day care centres give them an opportunity to get out and meet people. They can help people to establish a new social circle, which can lead to lasting friendships.
If someone is interested in day care, a member of our dedicated team
will come and meet them in their home, to find out more about who they are, what they enjoy and their needs. For example, someone may have dementia and may find reminiscence activities really therapeutic, or another client may use a wheelchair and need a little more practical assistance.
With a taster day, you can have a sneak preview of what you can enjoy, to see if it’s for you.
At our homes, we offer morning, afternoon and full-day sessions. Local elderly people can enjoy a wide range of activities tailored to what they enjoy doing as well as trying something new. The sessions are flexible to people’s choices, whether you fancy a particular morning each week or would like to come along every day.