Respite care is available for individuals who need short term care to enable a full time carer to have a rest or holiday, or in the event that the carer themselves becomes ill temporarily. This can be from one week to as long as a couple of months.
Some care homes have rooms specifically reserved for respite care; other homes only offer this service if there is a vacant room available. Respite care can be provided as a one off stay or for more frequent stays.
Respite care also enables people to try ‘the lived experience’ of being in a care setting and deciding whether they need care on a permanent basis.
The following Vitality Care Homes provide respite care
Ideally situated near the seafront. Providing residential, dementia and respite care
Bordering historic Longley Park in the heart of Sheffield. Providing specialist dementia care
Brookside Care Home
Compact & homely. Providing full time residential and short term respite care