Respite care can provide families and carers with a much welcome break and a chance to go on holiday, or simply to have some time to themselves. It can be an enjoyable break for the service user too – a change of scene, the opportunity to stay in a welcoming and friendly environment, and perhaps to meet up with friends.
We offer respite care for adults with learning disabilities and adults with acquired brain injuries. We can also provide emergency respite care, working quickly, efficiently and compassionately to ensure a safe and smooth admission for the service user. More information about emergency referrals.
‘Top-up’ care and treatment can also help the service user to stay on track, so they continue to progress with their rehabilitation. Respite care may also help to identify whether the service user requires any additional (or different) support or therapy, and may prevent the need for crisis care.
Service users who return to Richardson Care for respite care as part of their discharge programme have access to our full multi-disciplinary support team. This includes Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Psychologists and a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist as well as an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and a Speech & Language Therapist.
In addition, service users can take part in a wide range of activities such arts & crafts, music sessions and other social activities, which can also aid recovery or learning.
Service users who come to Richardson Care for respite care have access to the same facilities as those staying for a longer period. They have an en-suite bathroom or wet-room. Some rooms have their own kitchenette facilities, but service users are supported to prepare their own food in the house kitchen.
At Richardson Care, we provide respite care for service users on an ad hoc basis (depending on availability) or at regular intervals as part of their discharge arrangements and progression along their care pathway. For more information or to arrange an appointment to visit our homes, call the Admissions and Referrals team on 01604 791266.