Respite care in a care home

When you think of respite care, you may imagine a carer coming to your loved one’s home to look after their needs while the family caregiver takes a well-deserved break. But did you know that care homes welcome short term stays too?

We provide respite care in Chadwell Heath, Romford so that family caregivers can take time to rest, relax, and recharge their batteries while enjoying peace of mind that their loved one is in good hands. Read on to learn more about the benefits of receiving respite care in a care home. 

What is respite care? 

Respite care is also known as short term care. It’s designed to provide temporary relief for family caregivers by ensuring their loved one is well looked after during their absence. 

Whether it’s for a long term or short term stay, we welcome all residents to our “home away from home” with open arms. Everyone staying with us for respite care receives personalised care that’s rooted in kindness, respect, and compassion. 

With their own furnished room, a variety of activities and events to take part in, and new friends to make, consider respite care at Rowallan house a mini holiday of its own! 

The importance of taking a break

Many family caregivers feel guilty or selfish for taking time off from their caregiving duties. But powering through can actually cause more harm than good. Experiencing burnout can significantly reduce the quality of care provided, leaving both you and your loved one feeling frustrated and unfulfilled. 

The truth is, providing care for others can be a physically and emotionally demanding job. That’s why looking after your own wellbeing is so important. 

While we understand that placing your loved one in the hands of a stranger can at first be a scary thought, you can rest assured that in our cosy home, your loved one is being well looked after.

Benefits of respite care in a care home 

Respite care in a care home provides a temporary living arrangement for your loved one. That means that while you take a break to rejuvenate, your loved one can enjoy the following benefits: 

A change of scenery: complete with beautifully landscaped gardens, hairdresser and barber facilities on-site, and cheerfully furnished rooms, care homes provide a welcomed change of scenery – all while providing 24/7 care and support. 

The chance to make new friends: care homes offer plenty of opportunities to meet new people and enjoy social interaction. From befriending staff to other residents, the new faces offer exciting changes to grow your loved one’s social bubble. 

New experiences: a break from regular routine can be just the thing for enjoying a renewed sense of energy. As your loved one spends time in a care home, they can take part in the daily activities, crafts, games, outings, and more. There’s never a dull moment at Rowallan House! And just think of all the stories you’ll get to swap when you reunite. 

Get in touch 

Is respite care something we can help you with? If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our respite care services, please feel free to get in touch or call us on 0800 999 8499. Our friendly team will be happy to assist you.