Respite & Assessment
The main purpose of respite is to provide a break for both the carer and the person who is being cared for. It can also help to reduce the feelings of social isolation which some elderly people may experience. Our service is designed to be completely flexible to meet the changing needs of our clients and their carers.
About Respite & Assessment
Our Respite & Assessment unit is on the first floor of the care home and is a purpose-built facility. All bedrooms are single with en-suite shower rooms; particular attention has been paid to the needs of the people who will use it.
Assessment will identify the needs of the person being assessed and assist professionals who may be involved in your care to formulate a care plan to determine the services you might need in future to enable you to go home.
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Respite care is intended to provide short-term care, so bookings will be for a fixed period of time ranging from 1 night to a maximum of stay of 16 nights. When you are assessed the amount of respite required to meet your needs and those of your carer will be agreed with you.
This will be written down in your care plan and is usually reviewed within 12 months unless your needs change before that. We would generally expect that this would not exceed about 42 nights in a year. This is to ensure that places in respite care are available for everyone who would benefit from the service.
You should also be aware that benefits can be affected with absence from home over 42 nights in a year if spent in a care home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can residents visit home?
Yes. Residents will be encouranged to visit their home prior to admission to see their room and meet their key-worker.
Should residents have insurance?
Yes. We ask that residents arrange insurance for valuable items; however the home caries insurance for resident possessions if they are damaged in a fire or flood.
We recognise and understand the challenges that are faced by people of all ages living with a form of dementia. It can be upsetting for you and frustrating for your loved one. We are dedicated to not only helping those living a form of Dementia but families too. We understand the stress it can put on loved ones and we have made it our mission to help.
The Day Centre is attached to Marion Lauder House, it will give you the opportunity to socialised with other people and join in activities.
The centre is run by a Manager and appropriately trained staff. Some services include; Arts and crafts, films, TV, entertainment, exercise classes etc.