Short stay care near Romsey for adults with disabilities

Caring for a loved one with a learning or physical disability at home can be challenging in the extreme, but it’s a task that families perform with remarkable stamina and resilience. However, if possible, it’s in everybody’s interests that even the most dedicated of carers have an occasional break– an opportunity to re-focus and refresh.

As one of very few care UK homes of its kind to offer such specialised care for 18-65s with a wide range of diseases and impairments, Waverley Lodge is proud to offer flexible respite care packages for families and home carers. These can vary from days to several weeks or longer, and give the individual a welcome change of scene and the chance to be assessed by highly qualified health professionals. Short stay care also allows the family members or carers to re-charge their batteries and resume their home care responsibilities with renewed energy and enthusiasm.

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What is short stay and respite care for adults with disabilities?

Short stay care is a valuable resource for those caring for adults with learning and physical disabilities in their own home. With bright, spacious and modern bedrooms with ensuite wet rooms specifically designed to accommodate a range of mobility and accessibility issues, Waverley Lodge Nursing Home near Romsey in Hampshire offers flexible respite packages to give home carers and families a well-deserved break while their loved one is temporarily cared for in a purpose-built care environment.

Respite care at Waverley Lodge Nursing Home

Set in 12 acres of beautiful gardens in Hampshire with a breathtaking parkland and countryside outlook – best enjoyed from the decked terrace across the side of the property – Waverley Lodge Nursing Home offers dedicated respite care for adults aged 18-65 with learning and physical disabilities.

The well-qualified care team are highly experienced in a wide range of conditions, including multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and motor neurone disease, as well as diabetes amputees and those with stroke, head and brain injuries. 

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A bright, modern nursing home in Sherfield English near Romsey

Waverley Lodge was purpose-built in 1998 to provide exceptional care for adults with learning and physical disabilities, and other conditions which severely impact on their daily life. The home offers 24 spacious bedrooms with en suite wetrooms, a large lounge and a separate dining room, along with a computer room and beauty treatment room. All facilities have been meticulously designed and appointed to cater for a wide range of disabilities, making this an ideal venue for short or long-term care.

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Maintaining independence during short stay care

Living with a physical or learning disability often adversely affects an individual’s sense of self-determination and autonomy. This is especially true when home carers and family strive to meet their every care need - it’s all too easy for the best-intentioned care to undermine an individual’s confidence and independence. With the support of highly qualified and experienced nursing and healthcare professionals, even a short stay at Waverley Lodge Nursing Home can help re-assert that independence and sense of self.

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Leaving home for respite care can give rise to various concerns – and food often figures prominently. Any worries residents may have are quickly dispelled, however, as Waverley Lodge Nursing Home serves a daily-changing menu of fresh, balanced and nutritious meals to please all palates.

Naturally, any dietary requirements, personal preferences, intolerances and allergies are carefully noted upon admission and meticulously observed by chef and the kitchen team.

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Highly-qualified team on hand for 24/7 care 

Allegra Care own and operate Waverley Lodge Nursing Home. As a modern, progressive care operator, Allegra promote a philosophy of person-centred care, which means tailoring every aspect of care to the resident’s precise needs – whether they’re short stay or long-term.

For 18-65s facing a wide range of learning and physical disabilities, this calls for highly qualified, compassionate and experienced support. All of the staff at Waverley Lodge have therefore been hand-picked, not only for their expertise and care qualifications but their kindness, patience and empathy.

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Respite care to remember in Hampshire

Even a short stay at Waverley Lodge can be full of activity and interest. With its own minibus, the home arranges regular excursions around Hampshire – from shopping, café and pub visits to bowling, football, theatre, cinema and more.

Within the home. there’s plenty going on as well – from various activities, entertainments and pastimes to visiting therapies and treatments, including hair and beauty, physiotherapy and chiropody, as well as dental and optical services. A memorable break for the individual, a well-earned rest for their home carers.