Respite care

We're now offering 4 weeks of respite care for the price of 3.

Sunrise offers luxurious respite stays for a range of needs, delivering first-class service in beautiful, state of the art accommodation.  

Respite stays start from just two weeks and we're now offering 4 weeks of respite care for the price of 3 - find out more here. 



"The buildings and grounds are impressive, lovingly decorated throughout and all the staff ooze friendliness and passion for their jobs - I knew I had finally found a suitable home for my Mum's respite care needs."


Daughter of a Resident

What is respite care?

Respite care is temporary care offered to older people and their carers, sometimes after a hospital stay or to provide a break for carers. Your loved one could be recovering from surgery, an illness or an accident - Sunrise offers short stays, giving your loved one the time to recover in a luxurious and safe environment. Respite care is also an excellent way to try care, to understand if it’s a long-term option, and to give you a realistic view of life at Sunrise.

We can accommodate urgent requests or planned stays - our teams are well equipped to help you through the process and deliver the care you need.

What does respite care include?

Respite care delivers the same high standard of care as our residential residents receive, including:

  • An assessment of the needs and preferences of the person staying
  • Physical, mental and emotional support delivered as part of the care plan
  • A comfortable private room, fully-furnished, with a shower/bathroom
  • A wide variety of activities and events that align with their interests
  • Nutritious meals and snacks, tailored to their dietary requirements

What are the benefits of respite care?

Respite care has clear benefits for both carers and older adults with care needs.

A carer's own mental or physical health relies on sufficient time for work, hobbies and relationships. They may also need a holiday to relax from the strain that long-term care responsibilities can bring.


“My father-in-law went to Sunrise initially for respite care and was very hesitant, but due to the wonderful care he has received he has settled and decided to stay and make it his home. He has some personal pieces from his bungalow and to quote him his room is "a home from home".

Anne G, Daughter-in-law of Resident at Sunrise of Winchester


Equally, a person receiving care can benefit from a change of scenery, both physically and mentally, as well as any additional medical care that they may need. It's also a chance for them to meet new people, take part in different activities or learn something new.

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Your nearest Sunrise will be more than happy to discuss your options and help you to understand how we can help. Either select Contact us at the top of this page, or contact our friendly team on 0800 0318 474.