The short answer is anybody who is a full-time family caregiver.
If you are providing unpaid care for a loved one, for example assisting with bathing, dressing, toileting, mobility or feeding, and especially if that person is over 65 and living with dementia, then respite care for carers can provide a well-earned break and ultimately help you to continue to care for your loved one long term.
A caring experience for full time care
Short term respite care is a great way to experience what life is like in a dementia care home prior to making any long term commitments. Choosing a care home can be a big decision, so a few weeks of respite care not only gives some time to think, but it can also serve as an opportunity to see if it’s the ‘right fit’ for you and your family.
Westacre is a private nursing home situated in Sleepers Hill in Winchester, Hampshire. As specialists in dementia care we pride ourselves on making sure everything is ‘Just Right’. Stylishly furnished and tastefully decorated we offer single occupancy rooms with variable en-suite facilities as well as double rooms for partners and spacious gardens with plenty of outside seating. With a carefully planned schedule of activities and two chefs committed to providing a healthy, appetising dining experience, we aim to ensure that any length of stay with us will feel like a home away from home.