Respite care (sometimes called “short break”) is where short-term or temporary care is given to someone 60 and over whose family members may not be able to care for them. Here at Charnley House we specialise in providing care in our own specially designed facility to help elderly loved ones.
Even though many people enjoy looking after another, a break may be required sometimes since caring for another can be hard work. Respite care can be beneficial for families and other unpaid carers to take a break from their responsibilities while they look after themselves. Often carers will take this opportunity to go on holiday safe in the knowledge that their loved one is being looked after.
Research conducted in this area has shown that respite care can help families’ overall health and wellbeing, and gives the elderly family member a sense of independence that may have not been available to them for a number of years. We have been told that after respite that the family can be much closer and refreshed. Respite care has also been shown to reduce hospital admissions and health problems.
Our approach to respite at Charnley House focuses on quality of life and we pride ourselves on our quality of care to support an elderly loved one. The social aspects of respite at Charnley House are also important, with 4 meals a day served in our dining room. Our residents very often make friends very quickly aided by our popular social calendar.
We can also provide emergency respite which can come in useful for those leaving hospital or otherwise needing immediate attention, please feel free to look at this website and to contact us.