Foxburrow Grange provides respite care for the elderly and those with dementia
Respite Care at Foxburrow Grange
At Foxburrow Grange we provide respite care as a minimum 4 week stay.
Short-term respite allows you, your caring parent or a loved one, a well-earned break from caring responsibilities. We offer various respite care options, which will give your loved one not only a change of scenery and somewhere safe, but a stimulating and comfortable place to visit. However daunting it may feel to leave the care to someone else for even the shortest of times, it’s good to know what options are available so you can put in place plans best suited to your situation.
Our care plans are tailored to residents individual needs; delicious home-cooked meals, all the comforts of home and of course a little companionship; respite care can provide the break that everyone needs to recharge their batteries. Not only that, but many who join us for respite care enjoy the opportunity to meet new people, rekindle past times, try new things and sample a variety of different home-cooked meals, while retaining their independence.
What is elderly respite care?
This all depends on what you need. It can be a break for just one day (or night, to catch up on some sleep) up to a longer period of time to allow for a proper break or holiday. If one of your parents cares for the other it’s easy to underestimate the toll it takes on them – particularly if there are broken nights of sleep. Being responsible for the health and well-being of someone increasingly frail is utterly exhausting and incredibly stressful. Most of them hide it very well.
Who pays for respite care?
You have a few options regarding funding, depending on the type of respite care required and your circumstances.If you are not paying for the care yourself, your local council may help with the costs. To see if you qualify for funding, you’ll need to contact your council to arrange for a financial assessment.
Being assessed for respite care
Whether you think you might be eligible for help towards the costs or not, you should arrange for a carer’s assessment as the council has a duty to look after the carer and ensure their needs are met.If you’d like support or help with the costs associated with caring for your parent they will need to have a care assessment.The adult social care department of the local authority will carry out the assessments and decide how much funding or support they will be able to provide.
Planning for an emergency
In case you have to arrange care at short notice it is worth putting some plans in place in advance. These might include:
Back up service/care from family or friends
Research available services “just in case”
Compile important information such as medication list
Keysafe for a spare set of keys
Plans for what to do with e.g., the dog
In addition to provide providers or the local authority a number of charities will offer some services. You could try Age UK, Macmillan, Carers Trust, or Royal Voluntary Service.
Beyond respite care
There may come a point where you feel that your caring role is not a sustainable option.If you feel that you need a greater degree of support in caring for your relative or loved one we are always here to help guide you through the myriad of options and show you how we can assist at Foxburrow Grange
NHS Intermediate care
You may find yourself in a situation where the care takes an unexpected turn and your parent or loved one requires more care in the short-term than you can provide. This could be after an injury or illness – or you yourself are unwell or unable to provide the care. NHS intermediate care is free temporary care which takes place at home, in a care home or at a hospital, for a maximum of 6 weeks. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s quick guide ‘Understanding Intermediate Care, Including Reablement’ is a useful read.
For those seeking respite care for a loved one with dementia please refer to the following resources or do get in touch :