Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding but also demanding experience. From time to time, we all need a break and a change of environment to re-charge our batteries and take care of ourselves. Respite care offers family carers a temporary break from looking after a loved one, whilst feeling secure in the knowledge that the person with dementia will continue to receive first-class care in a safe and supportive environment. When you care for a person with dementia, it's hugely important to take care of your own health, as this will enable you to provide the best possible care for the person with dementia. Regular use of our respite services will support your own health and wellbeing, while providing excellent care for your loved one.
At Chelsea Court Place, we offer two types of respite care:
Short-term Care – the person with dementia can temporarily move into our facilities for a fixed period of time
Day Care – the person with dementia can come along to our facilities for a day, giving you some much-needed rest time, whilst they can enjoy the company of our caring, supportive staff and other residents, taking part in activities if they wish. (link to Day Care Club).
Using Respite Care
We fully understand that caring for a loved one is demanding, so it's perfectly normal to feel like you need a break from time to time. Seeking help should not make you feel guilty. You are simply taking some essential time out for you, which will help you to stay healthy and continue to provide the best possible care for the person you love. It's also important to remember that respite services will benefit your loved one, giving them the opportunity to enjoy a change of scenery and a stimulating, safe environment where they can build new relationships.
Respite care services can give the person with dementia an opportunity to:
Respite care can offer you: