Respite Care

Respite care services give carers a vital and often much-needed break. Many families use respite services for their loved ones, to enable them to keep them living at home for longer while feeling supported with their care. Caring full time can be exhausting and it is important to seek help if you are becoming overwhelmed by the responsibility or work of providing home care for a loved one. Our friendly home managers are always available to give support and advice. Respite services can also be useful after hospital stays or operations. This transitional period can provide the care to enable an older person to return to independent living. Respite services can also be a good first step towards moving into a care home permanently. It can give you an idea of what life is like in a care home, and make the next step a more manageable one. Whatever you need from your respite services, we, at St Philips Care, are here to help.

What to Expect

It can feel a little daunting the first time that you go and stay in a care home. You may be worried or anxious about it. This is understandable, but speaking to the home manager will help, and they will be on hand to answer any questions or queries that you may have about your respite stay.

Types of Respite Care

There are different types of respite care available, from short respite stays in care homes, to day care centres. Each has different benefits depending upon your situation, whether you are living with dementia or long-term disease, respite care will be able to help you. We will help you with choosing the best types of respite services for you and your loved ones.

Respite stay in a care home

All our care homes across the country offer respite services. When you contact us we can discuss your situation with you, and help you to decide whether respite is the right decision for you or your loved one. Respite care can be a few nights staying in a local care home, it can be a regular event to give your main carers a chance to rest and recuperate. Respite care can be used as a transitional process for either returning home after a hospital visit or as a stepping stone towards moving into a local care home full time.

Local Care, Day care centres

Day care centres give older people the chance to spend their day time at a care home. This can ensure that they receive meals throughout the day, enjoy the company of others and get to join in the activities that take place in our homes. Day care can also be a good stepping stone for moving into a care home full time.

Respite Care Benefits for Elders with Alzheimer

Temporary care for older people who live with Alzheimer or dementia can be a great relief. If the individual is being looked after by a family member or home care carers, knowing there is backup local respite care in place is reassuring. Whether the temporary care happens on a regular or one-off basis, it can be a lifesaver.

How To Choose a Local Respite Care Provider

Come and talk to us, look around our homes. It is always best to spend time visiting home and seeing where a loved one will be rather than imagining it. Our friendly home managers will be on hand to answer all your questions and help you to find high standard local care for your loved one.

Arranging Respite Care at Care Home FAQS

What is Respite Care?

Respite care is when someone goes into a care home temporarily, often to give their main carers a break, and a chance to recoup. They will be well looked after by professional carers, throughout their stay.

I’m a Carer, am I Entitled to Respite?

This is a complex area. If you are a carer you may be entitled to financial support for respite or temporary care, you will need to speak to your local authority for further information. If you are unsure please speak to our helpful staff who will be happy to assist you.

How Do You Get Respite Care?

If you need a break, speak to us. We can help you to ensure that you get respite care when you need it most.

What Can Respite Care Help with?

Respite care gives carers a break. No one can constantly care for others without looking after themselves. Often, the individual coming into the home for respite care can benefit from the change of scenery, the chance to socialise, as well as the range of activities on offer in care homes. In all, it can help everyone involved.

How Long Does It Last?

Respite care can last as long as you wish! If you want a 24-hour break or a 2-week stay, we can help you.

How Much Does Respite Care Cost?

Respite care costs vary according to the home, the individual’s needs and the duration of the stay. We will always work with you to ensure that you can have the respite care that you need.

Next steps

If you are interested in finding out more about our respite services, why not call your local home today? Our friendly and helpful teams are always onsite ready to answer your questions and show you around. We know that you may have concerns about the next step, but we are here to take it with you. Simply call us today.