If you’re a full-time carer, it’s important for both you and the person you care for to have occasional or regular breaks to stay healthy and refreshed. One option is respite care.
What Is Respite Care?
Respite care provides temporary care for older people when their normal carers are not available.
Respite care is often part of recovery after an accident, illness or surgery when regular carers need additional or specialised support. But it can also be a way for a carer to take a well-earned break, knowing that the person they care for will be looked after properly.
Most of our communities offer respite care from four weeks, and this can be planned in advance or be an urgent requirement. Some people need dedicated medical care while others need companionship. Sunrise can provide respite care for people who need assisted living, residential care, dementia care and nursing care.
Regardless of the situation or type of support you need, we can help.
What does Respite Care include?
At Sunrise, we believe that each resident - respite or permanent - should have personalised care that meets their specific needs and desires. Instead of a one-size-fits-all offering, we consider the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing and tailor the respite care accordingly.
What are the benefits of Respite Care?
Respite care has clear benefits for both carers and the person being cared for.
For carers, respite care provides the opportunity to:
For those receiving care, a respite stay can:
How much does Respite Care cost?
Sunrise creates personalised care plans for each resident based on a number of factors, including:
Prices may vary from person to person; however, once we complete a personalised assessment of needs, we can tell precisely how much respite stay will cost.
During the respite stay, your loved one will have access to all the meals, amenities, personalised care services and activities they choose to enjoy.
Who pays for Respite Care?
The majority of our residents who stay with us for respite care are self-funded. However, you may also find financial support through the local council or a charity.
Local council support is assessed on need and both the carer and the person requiring care will need to undergo an assessment. You can learn more about this and charity funding on the NHS website.
Where can I find Respite Care?
Most of our Sunrise care homes provide respite care. The best place to start would be to search for your local Sunrise and call to enquire about availability or to arrange a visit.
We know you may have a number of questions about respite care and we’re happy to discuss this further with you.