A short break to rest and recharge
What is respite care?
Respite care, which can sometimes be referred to as a short stay, is when someone lives in a care home for a short period of time, usually between a week and four weeks – whilst benefiting from the same level of expert care and support as permanent residents.
This can give their carer a much-needed break from the unwavering responsibilities of looking after a loved one, and a chance to take some time to rest and get back on top of things, with the peace of mind that their relative or friend is safe and cared for.
For some, a respite stay may be needed following a hospital stay when the acute care of the clinical team is no longer required but the individual is not well enough to return home. Respite gives them a chance to recuperate fully in a warm and homely setting, away from the busy hospital wards, with support still on-hand 24/7 from trained team members including registered nurses.
And, for others, it’s a great opportunity if they, or their family, are considering a more permanent move into a care home as they can experience life at Water Mill House for themselves, before taking the step into long-term care.
Respite care at Water Mill House
Our loving and dedicated team ensures the same high-quality approach to care, wonderful activities and mouth-watering meals are available to our respite residents, making their stay with us is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
We are skilled and experienced at providing residential care, dementia care, and nursing care, and have a range of home facilities, such as an in-home gym and en-suite bedrooms, to support individual’s on-going recuperation, rebuild confidence and encourage independence.
Often people who stay with us for respite care, benefit way beyond the excellent care they receive through opportunities to regularly socialise with people their own age and with similar interests, rekindling old hobbies, taking day trips out and enjoying fresh, home-cooked meals in the company of others.
If you would like more information about a respite stay at Water Mill House Care Home in Hemel Hempstead, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we look forward to being able to help.