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respite care

Respite care is a short-term care, often around one to two weeks, either in your home – which is the preferred option for many – or in a care home. Respite breaks can be planned or unplanned, in cases of emergency. Often, a respite break is arranged to give a carer a holiday from their care-related duties.

We recently provided respite care for a family, whose grandmother had been in hospital and need some additional home support, whilst she recuperated as she was unable to support her husband during the initial couple of weeks.

As part of our service, we provided a report to the family, with our observations and were delighted to receive the following feedback.

Thank you for letting Lucy and I know, but most of all for helping our grandparents – especially at such short notice.

Our grandmother does not accept help easily, to put it mildly, but we know from speaking with her over the past couple of weeks that she has appreciated your support. It’s also been great to hear about our grandfathers recovery. Although I think he will need increasing help over the coming months, it was a considerable relief to see him rebound with your help and our grandmothers return from hospital.

You & your team will very much be in our minds in the future as & when they need support in the future, and we wish you all the best – especially given the trying circumstances we all find ourselves in.

Christopher Dowling

If you would like to know more about respite care in your home, where you feel most comfortable, please contact us.

Respite Care