Short Respite Breaks for Family Who Care for Loved Ones at Home

3rd April 2012 0

In our business, we have created what we call “Respite Stays” for service users, which is essentially a temporary stay for people with an acquired brain injury, to give everyone a break to recover some much needed energy and maybe to learn new skills. The benefits of a Respite Stay will have a positive impact on both the individual with the ABI, as well as on their families and/or home carers.

How does it work? Well, we have the framework, facilities and specialist resources in place to welcome temporary service users while still being able to manage their needs on both a physical, mental and rehabilitation level. This service has been highly appreciated by people looking for this vital retreat which offers not only a safe and comfortable environment for their loved one, but also gives them the opportunity to relax during the break – knowing everything is being taken care of.

At The Mews, we have specially assigned rooms which we use for the Respite Stay, which help in tailoring the facilities to the service user’s needs. We are obviously used to having to adapt our rooms so that our service user’s needs are being fulfilled, and it is a bit more of challenge admitting a sevice user on a temporary basis – but we have the equipment and know-how to still meet the physical needs of each individual (whether temporary or not).

During the Respite Stay, we have our multi-disciplinary team on hand to support the service user where needed (this includes qualified Clinical Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, etc).

To give you some insight into the types of stays we have had, here are some of the reasons we have provided Respite Stays over the last few months:

  • A service user’s home was being adapted for him, so he came to stay with us during the building work
  • In-home (family) carers needing a well earned and regular break (we have a family that admit their family member every 3 months for a stay with us to give them some time to regain their energy)
  • Urgent Respite Stays – for example where extra rehabilitation was needed in order for the service user to return to their own home

It is exciting to be able to support people in managing their care on a short term basis to achieve long term goals and stability. Could you do with finding out more about our Respite Stays? We are open to discussing any individualised circumstance and will endeavour to fulfil yours and the service user’s needs.

If you would like to discuss this service please contact us on 01604 791266

Headway – Approved Care Provider

Richardson Care, The Richardson Mews, Kingsland Gardens, Northampton NN2 7PW

T: 01604 791266.

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