Spring Breaks with brighterkind
As a carer, you need to look after yourself. Taking a break means that you can return refreshed and ready to continue looking after your loved one. Putting in place a replacement care option, commonly known as ‘respite care’ is something many carers do on a regular basis. It provides a much needed break and the opportunity for your relative to make new friends and enjoy a break themselves, staying in one of our lovely homes.
If you care for a loved one, we know how hard you work. But we also know how important it is to have time out to rest and recuperate, so that you can continue to do such an amazing job. Our Spring Breaks give you the chance to relax knowing your loved one is being taken care of.
Whether you are frail and in need of friendship or recovering from a fall, operation or illness, we can provide a safe, comfortable place to stay for as long as you want. However, you don’t have to be ill to take advantage of our short stays. If you’re having your flat or house redecorated, feeling a bit lonely or in need of a change of scenery, please give us a call.
Some families and residents view ‘respite’ or a short stay as a trial period, with many going on to move into our homes permanently, while others regularly book short stays with us to help provide a break for carers or family members.
If you think a Spring Break might be right for you or your loved one, please call 0330 660 9997 to speak to our Customer Care Team.
What types of respite care are available?
Whether you’re taking a seasonal break or visiting us after time in hospital, our short-stay residents receive the same high level of personalised service as everyone else. At brighterkind homes we offer:
Provided by trained carers, residential care offers assistance with everyday activities, such as washing, dressing, eating, and mobility. Our residents can be comfortable and confident in the knowledge that these areas of their life won’t be a struggle, so they can get on doing the things they love.
Provided by registered nurses in addition to trained carers, nursing care is for residents with more complex healthcare needs, and requires the supervision of fully qualified nurses. This might involve frequent medication regimes, wound care, constant assessment, monitoring and care planning.
For those living with dementia, communicating their needs and wishes can be difficult, which in turn can lead to isolation. Our dementia care programme focuses on an individual’s strengths to help find ways in which they can re-engage with their families, friends and the community.
If you have more questions, try having a look at our frequently asked questions or call 0330 660 9997 to find out what types of respite care are on offer in your area.