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 longer-term residents. 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.

What is Respite Care?

Many of our residential homes offer respite care for people who need extra support following an operation or illness, or while their regular carer takes a well-earned break. Respite care can be a valuable break – it’s a chance to meet new people, enjoy a change of scenery and try out some new activities and experiences

Depending on your ability, you'll be able to spend time with the other residents and take part in organised activities, or you could simply enjoy the comfort and privacy of your room as you recover. The special Christian environment at all our homes might be just what you need to get back to full strength.

For carers, respite care breaks are an opportunity to 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 carers own health issues often get neglected.

What to expect

We understand that it’s the personal details that make a difference. We take the time to get to know our respite clients before they arrive, so we can be sure that their stay gets off to a great start. Each respite client has a personal care plan that takes into account their plans, support needs, interests, preferences, and daily routines.

Every respite client has their own bedroom, which they’re free to personalise with photographs and ornaments from home, to help create a familiar environment. Friends and family are welcome to visit at any time and can join their loved one for mealtimes or arrange special outings with them.

We encourage respite clients to take part in the life of the home during their stay. The special Christian environment at all our homes might be just what you need to get back to full strength.

Arranging respite care

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 and nursing homes, dependent upon availability. Contact your local home to find out more and check availability.