Moving to full time care
Respite care and short term stays provide an opportunity to trial the care home experience, and is often the first step in moving from home care into permanent residency at a care home.
Moving straight from a family home into a care home is a life-changing experience, both for carers and the person being cared for. However, many find that the transition is easier when they have experienced respite care first. Respite care allows the individual, their family members and their carer to become familiar with the staff at the home, the other residents living there, the care practices, as well as the facilities available.
If a person decides to become a permanent resident after a short stay with Barchester, their care plan will already be familiar to the teams at the home, which can help the individual settle in more quickly.
Learn more about whether respite care is available at a Barchester home near you.
To find out more about how to choose the right home for your respite care needs, download our Guide to Respite Care.