Respite careEven the shortest of stays with us will be a positive experience
Many of our care homes offer respite care and short-term stays for older people requiring temporary care and support.
Respite care breaks not only provide an opportunity for the person staying with us to receive specialist support in a warm, safe and friendly environment, but can also offer their usual carer a well-earned rest.
The benefits of short stays and respite breaks
Respite care can be arranged for a range of reasons, covering a variety of planned or unplanned circumstances.
It could be that a carer is temporarily unavailable to provide care and that emergency respite care is needed; for example if they need to take time away due to illness or for an operation, or that they need to focus time on other competing responsibilities. Carers can also arrange short care breaks to coincide with holidays, where a relative may not want to join, or may be unable to join them.
Depending on the circumstances and an individual’s needs, a respite stay can range from a few days to a few weeks, and can be arranged on a recurring or one off basis.
At Anchor, we are dedicated to providing personally tailored support that meets the individual needs of all care home residents, whatever level of care they require and however long they are staying with us.
Our respite care is provided by well-trained, caring staff fully committed to making even the shortest of stays a positive experience.
We encourage people staying with us on respite care breaks to fully take advantage of the social activities going on within the home and to see their time with us as a chance to meet new people and try some new things.
Choosing a care home is a big decision and short stays can be a good way for people to familiarise themselves with care home environment and try out a potential permanent home. Read our short guide to respite care for more detailed information about what to expect from a respite care break.