Bethany Christian Home, Plymouth
After being knocked back by an illness or an operation, you may need a bit of extra care for a while. It may not be the time to move permanently into new accommodation, but while you recover, why not let us take care of you? During your stay you can enjoy all the facilities and benefits available to those living at the home. We can tailor our services to the support you need, so you can concentrate on getting better and back home as soon as you feel ready.
We also offer respite care to enable carers to take a well-earned break and spend some time looking after their own needs, safe in the knowledge that their loved one is receiving the very best care. This can be essential as a carer’s own needs can often get neglected. For the person being cared for, respite care can be of tremendous value, too. It’s a chance to meet new people, enjoy a change of scenery and try out some new activities and experiences.
We understand that it’s the personal details that make a difference. We take the time to get to know you before you arrive, so we can be sure that your stay gets off to a great start. We’ll find out your plans, support needs, interests, preferences, and daily routines.
You’ll have your own bedroom, which you’re free to personalise with photographs and ornaments from home, to help create a familiar environment. Friends and family are welcome to visit you at any time and can join you for mealtimes or arrange special outings.
During your stay with us, we encourage you to take part in the life of the home as much as you feel able. We know that some people will simply need the comfort and privacy of their room as they recover. Others will enjoy spending time with other residents and taking part in organised activities. Whatever your situation, the special Christian environment at all our homes might be just what you need to get back to full strength.
Our care home managers will be able to give you more information about arranging a respite break, including the fees for the stay and the funding options available to you. The cost of respite care is often covered by local councils, but individuals or their carers can also choose to self-fund a respite break.
Respite care is offered in all our residential homes, dependent upon availability. During the coronavirus pandemic, we will continue to offer respite care where possible but there may be restrictions in place.