Why is respite care important?

Respite care provides temporary relief for full-time carers and the person they care for.

It allows carers to take a much-needed break from their regular caretaking duties and recharge their batteries while the person they care for is supported by someone else. It also allows recipients of care a refreshing change of scene and the opportunity for new experiences.

If you or your loved one could benefit from respite care in Chadwell Heath, Romford, we can help. Read on to discover the importance of respite care and its value for both you and your loved one. 

What is respite care?

Respite care offers carers a break from their duties by providing replacement support in their absence. It’s designed to help manage the physical and emotional impact of caretaking by allowing a carer to rest whilst the person they care for still receives the high-quality care they deserve. 

For example, if a carer wants a holiday or needs to take time off from work, respite care ensures this is possible. Our respite care services also include specialised convalescence care that can supplement support from regular carers when someone they care for has had an accident, illness or surgery. 

The benefits of respite care

It offers plenty of benefits to both the carer and the person receiving care. For the person receiving care, it offers the chance to enjoy a new experience and meet new people. Our home away from home is complete with airy gardens, large dining areas and a daily entertainment programme which are sure to provide your loved one with a refreshing change of scenery. Plus, they will benefit from a higher quality of care when their regular carer returns from their break. 

For carers, respite care offers the chance to recuperate. Working too hard can lead to stress or burnout and this can lead to a reduced quality of care. By taking a break, carers can experience a renewal of energy when they return to work. 

The importance of respite care 

Even though caring for others can be a demanding job, many carers feel guilty or worried when they take time off. A carer who feels exhausted and run-down can be short on patience and energy, and this could lead to feelings of frustration for all involved. While we understand that it can be difficult and nerve-wracking to place your loved one in the care of a new person, carers must maintain their physical health and emotional wellbeing. Thanks to respite care, carers can look after themselves while your loved one is in safe and qualified hands. 

Our respite care services 

Rowallan House has been a place of family and community for almost 40 years. Each year we invite people into our home for both long and short-term stays. Our highly experienced team of carers is here to support your family and provide professional respite care whenever you need us. With beauty services available, home-cooked meals, a dedicated activity coordinator and more, your loved one is sure to have a great time with us. No matter how long you plan to stay with us – whether for a few weeks of respite care or long-term residential care – all are welcome here. 

Get in touch 
If you’re interested in our respite care services, we would be happy to help you. Please do not hesitate to get in touch or call us on 0800 999 8499. We look forward to answering any of your questions or addressing any of your concerns.