Respite care offers both you and your loved one short-term support, which allows
you to take care of yourself while we take care of your loved one.
At Ashberry, we specialise in caring for residents with dementia, as well as providing
residential care, nursing care and end of life care. So, we are fully qualified and
experienced to ensure the service we provide is personalised not only to your loved
one’s needs and preferences, but also your own. Respite care for elderly, short-term
residents may focus on your loved one, but it also means you can relax
without having to worry about the quality of their care. It’s about you just as much as
it’s about them, to improve quality of life all around.
Caring for an elderly loved one can be difficult, especially when we have so many
family, work and life commitments that also need our attention, allowing
yourself to take time to rest and recharge can be another challenge in
itself. Respite care can help overcome this barrier, thanks to the
confidence you have in the care your loved one receives.
Reasons you may want to consider respite care include:
● Stress, burnout and mental health concerns
● Physical injuries or flared ailments
● Holidays or work-related trips
● Emergency situations
● Special occasions or events
● Relief from caring for a loved one
Many of our residents use our respite care service as a trial period, to experience life
in one of our homes to see how they’d settle in. This transitionary period can be
useful for helping residents acclimatise to the changes involved, and we do
everything we can to help your loved one feel welcomed and part of our community.