Respite care is a valuable option that is offered by care homes, such as those run by ACI Care Group. Care professionals understand that when a relative becomes your carer, there can be a strain placed upon relationships. It reaches the point where you may both consider the need for a break.

Often, relatives can be reluctant to explore respite care as they are unsure of just what is on offer. Here, we want to fill you in on all that you can expect during a respite stay. This will see you fully informed and allow your relatives that added peace of mind too.

A holiday getaway

When you enter respite care, it is fair to perhaps consider it as a bit of a holiday. The care home that you choose for your stay will treat you just like any other resident in terms of having access to everything that is on offer.

Respite care provides the perfect opportunity to take a break while all the time being surrounded by caring professionals. Your relatives can be assured that you’ll be receiving the very best in care during your stay and, what’s more, all of the chores are taken care of, so you’ll never need to lift a finger!

A chance to socialise

Respite care gives you the opportunity to mix with a great group of people. Real bonds are formed between residents and staff as well as between residents themselves. During your first respite stay you have the opportunity to make new friends. Any other stay sees you revisiting old ones too.

With concerns surrounding loneliness and isolation, both you and your loved ones will have the assurance that these won’t be issues here. Yes, you can happily take time out to yourself, but care homes will always seek to get you involved in the community.

The best in dining

One of the highlights of your respite stay will be the quality of meals that you can choose from. No matter what the options are, you can be sure of meals that are high quality, nutritious, and delicious.

Mealtimes have the added bonus of being one of the main times that people come together, sit down, and relax. Great company along with great food, makes for an all-around great experience.

Activities and events

When receiving respite care, you will have access to all the activities and events that our permanent residents have access to. This could see you taking up a new hobby, learning a new skill, or even enjoying a trip out.

Respite care providers know that these activities are a great way to help with physical and mental wellbeing. More importantly, they know that they are fun too.

Access to 24/7 care

Of course, part of being a resident in a care home is about receiving the right care that is tailored to you. Respite care will mean that you have access to the care that you need, no matter the time of day or night.

To find out more about our respite service get in touch on [insert home phone number].