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Respite Care

What is Respite Care?

Respite care is a temporary stay in a care home. Respite care can help you to get back on your feet after you’ve had a spell in hospital or you’re recovering from an illness. It’s also a good option when the carer goes on holiday or needs a short break from caring.

Sometimes taking a break from the usual routine can make a huge difference, both for carers and for those who are being cared for.

For carers, it’s important to know that your loved one is in a safe, comfortable, homely environment so that you can truly enjoy the break you so much deserve.

For the cared-for, a respite break provides the chance to ease that feeling of being a burden and to get away from the stresses of everyday life. Many people look on it as a short break.

For both carers and the cared-for, respite care also offers the opportunity to try out life in a care home before deciding on a more permanent move.

Whatever your reason for a respite break at Gracewell, you’ll receive the same personalised attention and care as if you were a full time resident.

Call your local Gracewell or contact us online to find out more about respite care.