Benefits of Respite Care

Posted on September 11, 2018
The Hollies | Respite Care

Benefits of Respite Care

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Finding a care home is a difficult process for everyone – there are many things to consider, and various circumstances that have people in search of a care home, for example, the need for respite care. Respite care is temporary care, typically in a care facility, for an elderly, ill or person with a disability – providing relief for the person(s) that are their usual residential caregivers. If you’re in search of a care home or service that offers respite care, you may ask, what are the benefits?



The primary care-giver for someone in need of round-the-clock care is often a spouse, sibling or child of whomever the care is necessary for. As the primary caregiver, they are likely to experience stress, sickness, exhaustion or perhaps even depression; respite care can provide the primary caregiver with the break from their responsibilities that can be much-needed at times. Respite care comes in different forms – it is temporary care that can be either in-house or institutional in the form of extended stay centers (care homes) or adult day centers.



One reason that many use extended stay respite care is to trial a senior community or care home. Not each care home will be a perfect fit for your loved one, so it is important to try multiple to ensure that they are getting the best care possible in their preferred environment.



Being a primary caregiver is often likened to a full-time job. It can be exhausting, and like all jobs, you may need a break from time to time. As this is a stressful responsibility that is highly demanding, it’s okay to ask for help. This is where respite care can help primary caregivers to maintain their own health and well-being – as it provides a temporary break from caregiving responsibilities, whilst still providing your loved one with the safe, professional care that they require.



Care giving can be a challenging responsibility, even if it is also a rewarding one. Because of this, it’s very understandable that the primary caregiver may need an occasional break – whether it be for leisure, business travel or vacation. Respite care is a win-win situation for both the caregiver and their loved one. Whilst the caregiver is given a break from their responsibilities, they can take comfort in that their loved one is still getting the care they need in a professional, caring and nurturing environment.


Here at The Hollies, we offer independent respite care services, as well as care on a long-term basis. For more information or for any enquiries please contact us at The Hollies on 01453 541400 or


“Just a note to express my thanks and appreciation to all of the staff at The Hollies, for the loving care and attention I received during my recent stay. Their help, together with the good food and friendly help enabled me to achieve a more speedy recovery from my operation than would have been otherwise.”