Short & Long Stay Care

shortstay

Our care homes offer a range of short-term or respite care packages in our home for people who do not require long stay or permanent admission to a care home.

Short stay care/Respite care may be required for a number of reasons.

Even though many families take great joy in providing care to their loved ones in order for them to remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite. Respite provides a break for the family caregiver, which may prove beneficial to the health of the caregiver.

This can vary from a few days to a few weeks. This allows the regular Carers to relax with peace of mind that their loved one is in a safe and homely environment with 24-hour care. Respite care can also be a good option for those high-stress times, when a carer themselves becomes ill, or when the person being cared for needs a short period of more intensive care following an illness or operation.

Having said that, time in respite care need not only be an option for difficult times. Some of our regular short-term visitors come just for the change of scenery and to spend some time surrounded by friends and being looked after by our staff.

Respite stays also build a relationship between the individual, the carer, the home and staff, that can be beneficial should a more permanent stay at the home become necessary at some point in the future.

Another reason to consider short-term care is the soaring price of fuel. If you’re living alone, the cost of heating your home can be a considerable portion of your income. It may be that a short stay in one of our homes makes a lot of sense. Why worry about whether you’ll be able to get out in the cold weather, or be sat in the cold, when you could be in comfort, surrounded by friends and carers.

Our aim is always to help those who come to live with us, regardless of length of their stay, to remain in control of their own lives, as far as possible, and enable them to maintain their independence. Therefore a person’s personal preferences and care needs are incorporated into their individual care package to ensure continuity of care.