Respite and Convalescent Care
Respite care and Convalescent care is for those people who want to stay with us for a short time period. This type of care service is opted by people who need a little extra care to recover from an operation or illness. This can be for one week to a few months. Respite stays can also be arranged for those who are unable to look after themselves. Whatever the reason is, we want our respite and convalescent residents to enjoy an extensive variety of leisure pursuits and recreation and indulge themselves in our nutritionally balanced and delicious meals prepared in-house by our professional chefs. It is also an opportunity to meet new friends. We assure you a very warm welcome by our reliable and friendly staff members. In fact, most of our respite residents, end up staying permanently. Our wide-ranging approach is for all our respite residents. No matter how short their stay is. We aim to ensure their freedom and independence, along with providing them the security of around-the-clock support, for optimum peace of mind.
Respite and Convalescent Care Homes in Birmingham
We are able to offer respite care for clients in each of our Care Homes, subject to availability. Availability is usually able to be confirmed about two weeks prior to the times requested. Additionally, we can provide respite care for elderly individuals, as well as respite care for adults. Our respite and convalescent clients can expect to have a full assessment, in line with the same experience that our permanent residents receive. This assessment provides clients and their loved ones the opportunity to provide us with all the necessary information to provide outstanding care, as well as details of individual preference, that will be intrinsic to a client’s respite experience.
Respite and convalescence clients can enjoy a number of amenities whilst reside with us, depending on which home respite care is being provided. Many of the homes on the care village boast large bedrooms with ensuite wet rooms and aerial points, as well as large open-plan living spaces to enjoy each day in.
We offer a wide range of respite care homes services on a short-stay or respite basis. This means carers and the individuals they support can take short breaks, which allow for holidays or emergencies like hospital visits. We offer respite and convalescent care for clients in each of our Elderly Care Homes, subject to availability. We are usually able to say around 2 weeks prior to the dates requested if we will have a room available for respite and convalescent care or not. We would need to complete a full assessment of the individual in order to assess if are able to meet their needs in a particular Home. In certain circumstances, respite can be extended if needed. Convalescent and dementia respite care for the elderly can also be provided for any length of time from one week up to three months. This may be due to someone being well enough to be discharged from the hospital but requiring further support for a few weeks before returning home independently.
Respite and convalescent residential care service can provide much-needed breaks for families or support following an operation or a period of time spent in the hospital. We often have people come to us for respite care several times before eventually choosing to become a permanent resident. Each of our Homes is decorated to the highest standard, rooms have their own ensuite wet rooms and TV aerial points. Residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms to their own taste, creating a homely environment for them and their families/loved ones. In order to maintain close links with families and friends, our visiting hours are flexible. We encourage prospective residents to view the Home prior to admission where possible and to bring in a few personal items for their rooms even if they are only with us for a short time. As much information as possible will be gathered regarding the prospective resident prior to admission in order that we can create a person-centered care plan on admission. Please feel free to call us to find out about our availability.
Respite Care Services
Whilst enjoying a period of respite services in one of our Homes, clients can enjoy a range of care services and opportunities. Well balanced and varied meal options are available throughout the day for all clients, as well as regular snacks and drinks in between. Clients can expect to enjoy a range of cuisine; from traditional roast dinners through to more contemporary world dishes such as curries and rice dishes – all served as part of a two-course lunch or dinner experience, each day.
Each home operates a dynamic activities programme specifically developed to benefit clients within each unit. Clients can enjoy a number of activities within the home, as well as engaging with visiting local groups and entertainers such as singers, theatrical groups and therapy animals. In addition, there are regular opportunities for clients to join in with trips to the local community. Opportunities to visit cultural attractions and local areas of natural beauty are available across the year for all residents, including those staying for respite and convalescent care.
Additional services are also available to clients staying with us; including hairdressing and chiropody, as well as visiting optical and dentist outreach teams. We do, of course, offer our clients the opportunity to have their existing hairdressers and chiropodists visit and support them whilst residing here if this is preferred. Whilst staying for a period of respite, clients and their loved ones are able to feel supported and secure as each home has secure key-coded entry, well-lit perimeters and extensive use of CCTV across our site. As well as being supported across a 24-hour period by a range of professionally trained staff, the use of sensor-equipped furnishings can also be used, as necessary, to bolster the independence of clients whilst maintaining safety.