Respite care

It is not until you are a full-time carer yourself that you realise what a demanding and, at times, stressful role you have taken on. But you don’t need to handle it alone. RCH offers short term respite care to give carers like you the opportunity to take a short break from such an intensive role. Think of RCH as a hotel but with nursing care. Our nurses, carers and support team look after your loved one while you take essential time out to relax, re-energise and enjoy the camaraderie and companionship of other guests. After all, it is very hard to look after anyone else if you are not fit, healthy and happy yourself.

Are you cared for at home and would like a change of scenery?

As the person being cared for you may benefit from a short break from your full time carer. It’s always good to have a change of scenery every now and again, to have the opportunity to relax in new surroundings, to meet other people your own age or to pamper yourself. Maybe you just need a quiet place to stay for a few days that will look after all your nursing and day-to-day needs. RCH specialises in short term respite and convalescent care. It is the perfect place to relax, safe in the knowledge that you have the full attention and professional care from an amazing team of registered nurses and qualified carers who love looking after guests just like you.

Dedicated respite care specialists

Unlike most care homes which offer short term respite if they have beds available or where you are expected to live alongside “long term stay” guests, RCH provides only short-term stays for recovery and respite care. This niche offering is possible because RCH is a charity and contributes up to 50% towards the cost of each guest’s stay. So, when you visit, you are surrounded by positive people whose aim is to have a welcome break and then return home refreshed and raring to start anew! RCH is a wonderful place for friendly chats, to bounce ideas and experiences off each other whilst being cared for by a professional yet kind and encouraging team.

The whole package counts

Your respite care team is a friendly, optimistic and highly qualified group of registered nurses and carers. The stunning building that is RCH is full of en-suite bedrooms, spacious yet cosy public rooms and the latest medical facilities. The in-house Chef provides tasty, nutritionally balanced fresh meals, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. The site is spectacular with acres of gardens overlooking the sea. There are things to do to suit everyone at RCH. You may like to sit quietly in the library, lounge or conservatory or you may prefer strolling around the gardens. It is entirely up to you! One of our team will discuss your personal care plan including any special dietary needs on admission.

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