Respite Care is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home.
The reality is that there are times when even the most loving and dedicated of carers need a break. There can be any number of reasons for this; perhaps the carer is themselves unwell or has to be elsewhere, or maybe they are taking a well deserved holiday? This is where we can help. Pilgrim Wood has dedicated rooms offering 24-hour care for those requiring this temporary residential service.
Respite care at our home is also an excellent way of familiarising the service user with our surrounding and people, so if/when a permanent move into residential care becomes necessary, they already feel at home with us.
Our Day Care service is generally used by two groups of people. Firstly, by people who are living at home, perhaps alone, who are looking for somewhere to socialise and enjoy themselves but in a safe and caring environment. We can provide a full day service, with all meals included, during which the service user can mix with people of their own age and take part in the wide range of activities designed to stimulate both mind and body.
Others who us the service may live with a full time carer, but join us for the day to perhaps give them a well deserved break or to cover those times when their carer is at work or has other commitments.
Day Care can be hugely beneficial both emotionally, spiritually and practically and can also familiarise the user with life inside a residential home, making a possible transition to full time care less daunting.