What is short stay and respite care?
Caring for a loved one at home is often more than a full-time job – it can be a 24/7 commitment. Short stay care enables home carers to hand over their responsibilities to the highly qualified healthcare staff at a local nursing home. This may be for under a week or for periods exceeding a month. Respite care can also provide a valuable opportunity for an individual to enjoy a change of scene, meet new friends and participate in the activities on offer at the care home.