Respite care at Barchester Healthcare
Our aim is to provide seamless continuity of care and our well-trained staff work hard to ensure that everyone's personal preferences are respected.
Prior to admission, the General Manager will arrange to meet you and your loved one in the convenience of your own home, or at the care home. They will assess your loved one’s care needs, start to get to know them and their likes and dislikes and then tailor a care plan to suit them.
Respite care plans at Barchester are bespoke to each individual and include tailored menus and personalised care. Additionally, short-term residents are also welcome to participate in our homes’ daily life enrichment activities, which offer a fun and stimulating way to keep busy.
Visiting your loved one during a respite stay
The safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff is our utmost priority at this time, but we also know that reassurance and familiarity is important both to the resident and their loved ones, particularly when first moving in. We are doing all we can to balance this and therefore want to assure you that on admission, there will be a “settling in” visit for loved ones to ensure that the resident and themselves feel comfortable and is familiar with the home and the team members will be there to support in this period of time. Following this regular visits can take place in the visiting suite or area we have available, subject to government and public health permission.
Our professional team will work with you to agree the best possible day to move in, and we’ll help you every step of the way. We’ll provide you with guidance on all the things that you can do to make the transition as seamless as possible.