At Lovett Care, we offer respite care for adults aged over 65 who need convalescence following an accident, illness, or family emergency and respite for those who need a well-deserved break.
Even the most dedicated carers need time to rest and recover and when this moment arises, our teams are here for you.
Offering one-to-one expert care in homely surroundings, we take the time to ensure that we understand the needs of every individual in order to provide high quality short stay care to aid recovery.
What is Respite Care?
Usually lasting around two weeks or longer our respite service offers carers a break while their loved one is looked after in safe surroundings by qualified care assistants.
Typically respite comes into play as part of a recovery process following an accident or illness or when a regular carers needs some time to rest and recover. Respite care is also available for elderly people who require extra support following hospital stays or illness.
Caring for a loved one can be physically, mentally and emotionally demanding, especially when combined with balancing day-to-day tasks. Therefore, it is important to take a break for the sake of your own health and well-being, as well as the safety of the individual that you care for. Our respite services are there to help you to take a well earned break, safe in the knowledge that your loved one is being cared for in a safe and welcoming home.
Whatever your situation, our team are on hand to help you through what can be a very challenging and testing time.
The Benefits of Respite Care
Choosing respite care can be a difficult decision, especially for long-term carers who have been caring for a loved one each day. At Lovett Care, we understand that being a carer is often a full time occupation and whilst it can be very rewarding and fulfilling, it can still be exhausting and often lonely.
We often speak to families in need who have mixed feelings of guilt, upset and frustration over choosing respite care. However, it’s important to note that the decision to take a break from caring for someone can benefit everyone, helping you to rest and recover whilst bringing new life experiences for a loved one. Below we’ve listed some key benefits of choosing respite care:
Respite Care Benefits
- Reduces stress for the carer and family – Caring for a vulnerable loved one is undoubtedly a stressful time, especially if their health is deteriorating. Respite care allows you all to take a brief step away to reduce stress levels. This can often even lead to greater levels of patience in the future.
- Strengthens Social Connections - Often carers can be so busy caring for a loved one that their own emotional well-being can be overlooked with social circles breaking down. Respite care provides carers with time to connect with family, friends and the wider community, helping you to overcome feelings of loneliness and isolation. As a carer it's hugely important to have a strong support network around you.
- Allows the person receiving care valuable interaction with other people - Respite care offers a change of scenery for the person being cared for and the chance to take part in different activities and new social circles. We understand that maintaining a routine is vital for lots of people, and we do everything we can to uphold that while offering residents the chance to enjoy a range of group and individual activities. From outings in the local community to arts and crafts and gardening, each activity is focused on promoting well-being and feelings of self worth.
- Experience Life in Lovett Care Home - As a person’s needs become more complex, full-time residential care may become more of a possibility in the future. Respite care can help to accustom an individual to a residential care environment and allay any fears or apprehensions those who care for them might have.
How to get Respite Care
If you would like to find out more about our respite care, please do get in touch. Our teams at Twyford House, Hilton House and Goldendale House would be happy to give you and your loved one a tour of each home and they can also discuss personalised care plans and activity programmes in more detail with.