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.
We continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis, following public health advice. We've a detailed set of criteria to inform when an individual home can be reopened safely to limited visiting either by families of existing residents or by potential new residents who may want to view one of our homes. The majority of our homes are open for admissions.
As part of our approach to reopening for visitors, we'll be operating in a very different way. To minimise the risk of infection we've produced a safety guide.
We'll continue to follow public health advice to determine when visits will return to normal and will continue to do our best to support residents to keep in touch with loved ones.