Are Care Homes Taking Residents Who Need Respite Care?
Many care homes across the UK offer respite care to provide short-term care for older people. Respite care provides temporary, short-term care in a care home for people who would otherwise have another regular carer in their own homes or an assisted living facility. Respite Care offers regular carers the opportunity to take a holiday or break from their usual care duties, whilst ensuring older people can continue to receive the care and support they need in the meantime.
What are the benefits of respite care?
There are a number of benefits of respite care, for both the person needing care, the carer and their families.
Allows carers to take a break
Respite care ensures that an older person’s regular carer can take a break from their usual duties, providing them with some temporarily relief. It’s also useful so that carers can spend some much-needed quality time with their family, but also if a carer falls ill or has planned to go on holiday. This also reduces stress and exhaustion, helping the carer to provide higher quality care.
A happier relationship between the carer and cared for
Spending a lot of time in each other’s company can sometimes cause friction. By having an occasional short break from each other’s company, this often greatly improves the relationship between the cared and the cared for. In turn, this helps both people to experience a better quality of life and improved wellbeing.
Helps the person receiving care interact with new people
Many older people receiving respite care are otherwise cared for in their own homes, meaning they may only speak to their carer on a day-to-day basis. Respite care in a care home can help older people to experience valuable interaction with like-minded people, improving their happiness and reducing feelings of loneliness.
Respite care at Hallmark Care Homes
Many of our luxury care homes across England and Wales offer the highest standard of respite care to support both carers and older people within local communities. As well as respite care, we also offer convalescent care for those who require support following a short illness or operation.
All residents receiving respite care receive the same welcoming, compassionate and relationship-centred care as residents receiving ongoing care. We are passionate about ensuring all our residents feel at home and get to know their likes, dislikes and personal requirements so they receive care tailored to their individual needs – no matter how long or short their stay may be.
For more information about respite care at Hallmark Care Homes, get in touch with your local Hallmark care home today. Alternatively, arrange a visit or request a brochure to find out more.