Your loved one may not be ready for long-term care but they may need care for a short period of time. It might be that you are planning a holiday or maybe they need a little extra care after a hospital stay. A respite stay will give them the care and attention they need until they are ready to return home.
Our Respite Care
Before coming for a short stay at a Hallmark care home, every resident completes ‘About Me’, a booklet that gives us a great insight into their history, hobbies, likes and dislikes. Residents tell us it’s an enjoyable trip down memory lane to fill out – and for our care team it’s an important first step towards building a strong, supportive relationship. It also helps our experienced care team to develop a care plan that meets the needs and wishes of each individual.
Watch our video below to find out about respite care at Hallmark Care Homes:
Lifestyle and Activities
Even though your loved one will only be with us a short time it is important to us that they can continue to enjoy the activities and lifestyle that they always have and have the opportunity to experience new activities and interests with the support of our inclusive community setting.
Our homes offer a wide variety of activities, clubs and lifestyle choices that are tailored to individual needs and residents are free to choose as many as they wish.
Our lifestyles team ensure that regular favourites are punctuated with new experiences, so throughout the week there are always things to do. Activities can vary from a relaxing afternoon tea and arts and crafts to gardening, cooking and exercise classes.
For five years running, Hallmark Care homes have won the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design award for ‘Best Care Home’. Most of our homes offer a range of beautifully designed facilities including a state-of-the-art cinema, hair and nail salon and relaxing therapy room. Some even have a corner shop, so that residents can continue their everyday routines in familiar settings. Residents and their family and friends can also enjoy fresh coffee and homemade cakes in one of our friendly, vibrant café’s.
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FAQs about Respite Care
What is respite care?
Respite care is designed to provide additional support to older people for a shorter period of time compared to a full-time care home stay. Respite care often provides short-term relief for primary caregivers, however is also there for those who require additional care following an operation or hospital stay.
At Hallmark Care Homes, we ensure each resident that receives respite care is included within our friendly, welcoming community from the offset. All residents fill in an “About me” booklet, which provides our team with a clear insight into your loved one’s hobbies and preferred activities, along with their likes and dislikes.
Why is respite care important?
Respite care is important to help provide an older person’s usual caregiver with some relief, whilst ensuring they continue to receive the high quality care they need to live a fulfilled life. This ensures their usual caregiver gets the opportunity to rest and recharge, or take a break with their family before returning to their usual care duties. Respite care is also a beneficial option for those who have been discharged from hospital and require additional care, ensuring they can recover in a safe and comfortable environment with 24/7 support from our trained carers and nurses.
How much does respite care cost?
On average in the UK, respite care can range between £700-£1000 per week. This can increase to around £1,500 per week for emergency respite care. Each resident’s respite care is tailored to their own individual needs, ensuring they receive the highest quality of personalised care.
How long can respite care last?
Respite care is also known as ‘short-term care’, typically used to support older people during times when their full-time caregiver may be unavailable or requires relief. Based on this, respite care typically lasts between one to two weeks, where residents will temporarily move into one of our luxury homes and receive 24/7 support from our qualified and compassionate team.