Our care home in Chadwell Heath can support you to support your loved one

It can be hard for some family caregivers to take a break from their caregiving duties. Even the thought of taking time off can be accompanied by feelings of guilt, shame and selfishness. But sometimes, taking a break is the best thing you can do for both yourself and your loved one. After all, feeling burnt out doesn’t help anyone. 

If you’re a family caregiver in need of a break, read on to learn how our respite care in Chadwell Heath, Romford can help you in supporting your loved one. 

What is respite care?

Respite care is short-term care that’s designed to temporarily relieve family caregivers from their caring duties. The aim is to allow family caregivers the opportunity to rest, relax and recharge their batteries while knowing that their loved one is in safe hands during their absence. Respite care can last for several weeks, a few days or even just an afternoon. 

The importance of taking a break

Caring for and looking after someone else – in addition to your own commitments – is a huge responsibility that demands a lot of physical and mental energy. Yet sadly, many family caregivers worry that their loved one will feel neglected if they go on holiday. Refusing to take a break can lead to negative consequences, including burnout and compassion fatigue. Both of these outcomes lead to lower levels of patience, higher stress and ultimately, reduced quality of care. Taking a break when your body and mind need it enables you to eventually return to your caregiving duties with a renewed sense of energy. Respite care is the perfect way to look after yourself while we look after your loved one. 

The benefits of respite care

Respite care doesn’t just benefit the primary caregiver. The person receiving care also gets to enjoy a refreshing change of scenery, meet new people, and enjoy a mini vacation of their own. When you eventually return to your caregiving duties and the two of you reunite, your loved one will benefit from a higher quality of care. And just think about all the stories you’ll be able to swap! 

Our respite care services 

Even caregivers need a break. If you’re feeling the urge to soak up the sun, go on holiday or simply enjoy a few days to yourself, our respite care services are here to make sure your loved one continues to get the care and support they need to live well. Our family-run care home features beautifully landscaped gardens, regular events, outings and activities, and three nutritious meals a day with plenty of snacks in between. No matter how long you decide to stay with us, there’s lots of fun to be had in our cosy home away from home. 

Get in touch 

Whether you plan to stay for just a few days or make Rowallan House your home away from home, we are here for you. To learn more about our family-run home, please do not hesitate to get in touch or give us a call on either 0800 999 8499 or 0208 597 4175. Our friendly staff would be happy to answer any of your questions.