A Personalised Visit

We all need a break every now again – including family caregivers. While we understand that taking a break from caregiving duties can be accompanied by feelings of stress or guilt, taking the time to relax actually benefits both you and your loved one. Without taking the necessary time to recharge your batteries, you’ll likely experience burnout which can also lead to reduced quality of care. In this post, we discuss respite care in Chadwell Health, Romford and explain how it can be personalised for each resident. 

What is respite care?

Respite care is temporary care provided to relieve the primary caregiver from their duties so that they can enjoy some well-deserved time off. While you take the time to rest and relax, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your loved one is in safe and qualified hands. Respite care is typically arranged on a short-term basis, but we welcome longer stays too. 

Who is respite care for?

Respite care is intended to give family caregivers a much-needed break from their caring duties. That being said, your loved one may be itching for a break as well! Consider that respite care at Rowallan House can be a mini-vacation for your loved one. Though time spent apart may be difficult, it can also be a welcome change in routine. Your loved one will get the opportunity to meet and spend time with others. In addition to social interaction, a change in environment can provide mental stimulation. When it’s time to come back together, both you and your loved one will benefit from a renewal of energy and a newfound appreciation for each other’s company. We guarantee you’ll have plenty of exciting stories to share with one another. 

The benefits of respite care

As we mentioned, respite care offers benefits to both the primary caregiver and the recipient of care. Taking time off allows you to manage your own emotional and mental wellbeing so that upon your return,  you’re in the right frame of mind to provide the high quality of care your loved one deserves. Without taking a break, exhaustion and burnout can creep in which can lead to a shortage of patience and compassion. As a result, both you and your loved one may end up feeling frustrated and unfulfilled. 

Your home away from home

Rowallan House is here for you when you need us. With over 39 years of experience in the care sector, our compassionate and professional staff know a thing or two about providing good-quality care. Whether our residents are here for short or long-term stays, we want everyone to feel at home. That’s why we ensure respite care can be personalised for each resident. This means that during your stay, services can be tailored to meet your needs. We work in close partnership with healthcare professionals such as GP’s, dietitians, opticians and chiropodists to arrange visits as necessary. Your home away from home also provides hairdressing and beauty services so that you can get your hair and nails done during your stay if you wish. 

Get in touch

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to help if you have any questions or would like more information on our respite care services. Please do not hesitate to contact us here or call us on 0800 999 8499 with any of your concerns.