Respite Care & Short Breaks
If you are planning a holiday or a short break and want to know that your loved one is safe and being cared for, why not consider booking them a short break in one of our many comfortable, well equipped Homes?
Respite Breaks can be planned well in advance enabling you to book your annual holiday.
Short-stay Breaks could be an ideal way to introduce your loved one to the Care Home environment and thereafter could be on a regular basis. These breaks can also be an ideal way to introduce them to longer respite breaks.
These Care Packages are an opportunity to allow carers time to re-charge their batteries while their loved ones are provided with 24-hour, personalised care. They can also be used for the resident to recuperate following an illness or a fall where their carer is temporarily unable to manage.
We realise that this can be a worrying time and in these cases we will endeavour to undertake an assessment of needs within 24 hours.
If you feel your relative requires frequent short term breaks, these can be accommodated and often can give them the reassurance and comfort they need when the time comes for a permanent care placement to be considered. By this time, your relative will feel secure within the care setting and with the relationships that they will have developed with the care team in the Home.
Prior to any breaks being arranged, a full assessment of the person’s care needs will be undertaken in order to tailor the care to that individual. This would include gathering as much information as possible including their life history and importantly their unique likes and dislikes.
We are able to offer a trial day where the resident can attend the Home to familiarise themselves with the staff, other residents and facilities before admission. If preferred they can be accompanied by a family member or friend on this trial day.