Short stay care in Somerset

Short stay care in Somerset

Short stay and respite are important aspects of the care offering at St Georges Nursing Home. Flexible options range from a week or two’s respite to give regular home carers a well-earned rest (not to mention some TLC for the resident themselves) to longer periods, perhaps for nursing and recuperation after a hospital stay. As St Georges operates a progressive household model, respite visitors are able to mix with longer term residents within small, welcoming household groups, establishing new friendships that are often picked up again upon future admission.

Purpose built in 2012, and recently refurbished, St Georges benefits from bright, warm, spacious bedrooms with en suite wet rooms and plenty of home comforts. Each household has its own communal kitchen - a social hub enjoyed by all - as well as the recently opened café, where residents can welcome friends and family for cake and a cuppa.

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Respite care at St Georges Nursing Home

Rising numbers of elderly people are cared for at home by family or loved ones. The flexible term short stay packages offered by St Georges Nursing Home in Weston-super-Mare enable home carers to re-charge their batteries for a week or two, while their elderly loved one enjoys some TLC in a modern, comfortable setting. Other short term residents recuperate at St Georges after a hospital stay, with the reassurance of professional, highly qualified nursing care on hand around the clock.

 

Bright, modern care home in Weston-Super Mare

Purpose-built in 2012 and extensively refurbished in 2020, St Georges Nursing Home remains one of Weston-super-Mare’s most modern and best equipped care homes. All 66 bedrooms benefit from superior levels of comfort, with en suite wet rooms. Arranged around a pretty courtyard, accommodation is bright and spacious, with a cheerful outlook and home comforts in abundance. The newly opened café is the perfect setting for short term visitors to socialise with longer term residents, or welcome family and friends.

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Supporting your loved ones in maintaining their independence

Whilst many elderly people are well cared for at home by family or loved ones, short term respite care can enable residents to refresh the skills they need to maintain their independence. Purpose built in 2012, St Georges Nursing Home is arranged into smaller households, each with its own communal kitchen and facilities. Here, residents can not only socialise and make new friendships, but maintain daily living skills and tasks in a safe, secure environment.

 

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Highly-qualified staff on hand for 24/7 care

Many elderly people in Somerset benefit from 24/7 home care from live-in family or carers. However, from time to time, those carers may have other commitments, holidays or simply need a break. Delivered by highly trained, professional nursing staff, short term respite care at St Georges Nursing Home is the solution, ensuring that residents and their loved ones have the peace of mind of knowing that the round-the-clock care they’re used to can be maintained.

 

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Good nutrition is essential for us all, especially the elderly. Understandably, many live-in home carers worry about their loved one’s diet in the event of short term respite care. St Georges Nursing Home, in the Somerset coastal town of Weston-super-Mare, meets those concerns with a reassuring food and dietary offering. Freshly prepared on site in state-of-the-art kitchens using seasonal ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible, menus at St Georges are built around each resident’s personal tastes and requirements.

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Making every day a good day with our respite care

Short term nursing care can be so much more than some TLC for the resident and some well-earned respite for their home carers. At St Georges Nursing Home in Weston-super-Mare, short term residents benefit from the same programme of activities and excursions as everyone else. Shopping trips into town, fish and chips at the seaside, café and restaurant visits and, within the home, a wide range of joyful activities, from tai chi and yoga to stimulating arts and crafts.

 

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Person-centred respite care at St Georges Nursing Home

Elderly people can be reluctant to take the option of short term or respite care - the main reason often being a fear of missing their regular home carers. Operating a philosophy of person-centred care, St Georges Nursing Home in Weston-super-Mare offers a reassuring solution. With all highly trained staff committed to providing highly personalised, one to one care, short term residents frequently comment on how quickly they feel completely at home and at ease with their new care givers.