Short stay & respite care in Peterborough

Short stay care for the elderly can be a huge help in a variety of situations. For family or a spouse providing home care to a frail or chronically ill individual, it can provide essential respite and a chance to recharge the batteries. It’s also an option frequently taken up by short-term residents looking for specialist follow-up nursing care after a fall, illness or a stay in hospital.

Whatever the circumstances, it’s reassuring to know that flexible short stay residential care is there when you need it – from a day or a week through to months. With 80 spacious and welcoming bedrooms, some with private garden terraces and all benefiting from luxuriously appointed ensuite bathrooms, Cherry Blossom Care Home in Peterborough has provided compassionate, person-centred respite care since it first opened in 2015.

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What is respite care? 

Respite care offers over 65s the opportunity to have their day-to-day care needs met by highly experienced nursing and support staff for a short-term period in a well-equipped care environment. Delivered by care homes such as Cambridgeshire’s Cherry Blossom Care Home, situated in the city of Peterborough, it also provides the opportunity to evaluate the individual’s evolving care needs and, in conjunction with advice from a GP, recommend any changes to care as deemed appropriate.

Short stay & respite care at Cherry Blossom Care Home

Naturally, when faced with the prospect of leaving their home and being looked after elsewhere – even for a short period - many older individuals are apprehensive. Situated just south of the Peterborough suburb of Werrington, the modern, purpose-built comforts of Cherry Blossom Care Home help allay such concerns. Reassuringly homely, modern and welcoming, Cherry Blossom’s ambience quickly puts residents and their loved ones at ease.

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Quality care in our modern Peterborough home

Great care has been taken in the design and specification of Cherry Blossom Care Home to make all residents, short- or long-term, feel at home. The music library enables them to access their favourite music, the in-house cinema screens classic movies, and Barnaby’s Bistro and Bar provides a relaxed, informal setting where family and loved ones can enjoy an unhurried visit. Situated on each floor, the air-conditioned lounges and dining rooms are bright, contemporary and cheerful, providing convivial hubs where residents can socialise.

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Activities & exercises to keep your loved one mobile

For those seeking respite care in Peterborough, Cherry Blossom Care Home offers a varied programme of activities for all interests and abilities. From arts, crafts and flower arranging to gardening, photography and gentle exercise classes, the emphasis is on keeping mind and body active and maintaining independence. The home also operates regular sightseeing excursions to the beautiful surrounding villages and countryside, and a personal chauffeur service gets residents out and about in style.

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Allegra Care, who operate Cherry Blossom Care Home, practice a modern, person-centred care model. To deliver this effectively, the company insists on highly trained, highly experienced nursing, care and support staff. Exacting care standards are maintained by ongoing training and regular performance reviews, ensuring that all staff members are abreast of the latest care techniques and remain fully aligned with Allegra Care’s operational principles.

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Delicious menus with local Cambridgeshire ingredients

Individuals used to home cooking provided by their family and loved ones may worry about the food offering in short stay respite care. However, from when the home first opened in 2015, chef and the kitchen team at Cherry Blossom Care Home set out to attain new standards in cuisine and to deliver an enhanced dining experience. Served in the welcoming, air-conditioned dining rooms, from breakfast to dinner, meals are varied, nutritionally balanced and prepared with fresh local ingredients in season wherever possible.

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A safe space for recuperation in our care home

Respite care is all about peace of mind – not only for the individual, but also for their loved ones. No matter how short the stay, the priorities at Cherry Blossom Care Home are the comfort and wellbeing of each resident. Warm, cosy bedrooms, luxurious facilities and a welcoming atmosphere. 24-hour professional care that’s comprehensive without being obtrusive. And the reassurance and individual attention of person-centred care at its best. For short stay respite care in Cambridgeshire, Cherry Blossom Care Home delivers on every count.