What is elderly respite care?
At Friends of the Elderly we know how hard carers work to look after their loved ones, we also know how important it is that carers have the opportunity to have a much-needed break. This is why we offer short stay care breaks in all our homes – this is also known as respite care.
Respite care for the elderly is designed to provide a temporary haven for older people. Typically offered by care homes, this temporary arrangement is provided by trained carers for numerous types of care, including; residential care, dementia care and nursing care. Respite care is also available for older people that need additional support following an operation or illness.
The Covid-19 pandemic means we are doing things differently at Friends of the Elderly in order to keep everybody safe. We are committed to offering a respite service through these challenging times, and we have reworked how we deliver respite care.