Respite Care - A home away from home
Even the most devoted carer needs a break sometimes, and that’s where a Four Seasons Health Care home can support.
Respite or short stay care allows carers to take a little break from their usual routine safe in the knowledge that their loved one is being cared for in a warm and welcoming environment. Whether it’s for a few days or a few weeks, we have a range of flexible options to suit planned or emergency short-term stays in one of our homes.
Benefits of respite care
For those being cared for a respite break can offer increased social interaction, new experiences and a change of scenery which can improve health, wellbeing and mood. Carers may use the time to attend an event, take a holiday or a few days away to recuperate so they can return to their caring duties with a renewed energy.
Respite breaks can be enjoyed on a regular basis to give people chance to get to know other residents and colleagues and familiarise themselves with life in one of our homes. They can also be used as preparation for full time residential care, acting as a trial run so that transition is easier when it’s time to make the move.
Peace of mind
As well as providing quality care, we take the time to get to know residents and understand their likes and dislikes, even those who are only with us for a few days.
We’ll find out what they have in common with other residents and our colleagues to help build relationships and shared moments. That way carers can enjoy peace of mind while their loved ones truly feel ‘at home’.
"The staff are very caring and their hearts are in the jobs. My mum is very well looked after twenty-four hours a day. Her care needs are fully met. I wouldn't have her anywhere else."