Respite at Loveday 

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Our Members can enjoy short-stay respite care in our luxurious surroundings from a few weeks to longer periods. Loveday respite offers the same excellent care and activities as that experienced by resident Members.

Urgent Respite Care, with round-the-clock care. For hip or knee surgery, our care and support from physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and rehabilitation can enhance recovery in an environment of five-star hospitality. If urgent care is needed, Members have priority access to our suites. And, if you’re visiting the UK from abroad and need expert care for one of the family, Loveday holiday stays are the answer.

Caring for a loved one can be both rewarding and stressful. So Loveday Stays gives family carers a break and peace of mind.

Palliative care and end-of-life care is a vocation for everyone at Loveday and we follow the accredited Gold Standards framework.

Loveday provides security and peace of mind to families if their previous care support is no longer available. Members can be looked after in comfort until new care arrangements are in place.

People and their relatives were overwhelmingly positive about the exceptional levels of care and support from a passionate and dedicated staff team. CQC

What is Respite Care?

The dictionary definition of respite is 'an interval of relief' – it is a period where the carer can take a break from caring, safe in the knowledge that the loved one they care for is in the best possible hands. When properly arranged, respite care can provide demonstrable benefits to both the carer and the guest.

Respite at Loveday is tailored to your care needs, whether it’s just a few days’ rest, post-surgery recuperation or a longer-term stay, our specialist team will prepare a respite care plan that works for you and your family.

When is Respite Care appropriate?

Caring for a loved one is undoubtedly a rewarding experience but can be demanding, and prioritising one’s own mental health, travel plans or wellbeing can be incredibly stressful when a loved one depends on you. Our mission is to remove that stress whilst providing world-class care to our respite guests.

Loveday Stays presents devoted family carers with a temporary break and true peace of mind, in the knowledge that all Members receive first-class care in a safe and supportive environment.

Typical reasons for respite care include:

  • Simply needing a break. In order to care well for another, you also need to care for yourself; sometimes a few days or a couple of weeks of holiday respite can leave you refreshed and better placed to manage the challenges of being a carer. Meanwhile, our short-term guests enjoy a home-from-home holiday, taking part in our daily activities, socialising and forming friendships with other Members, receiving family visits and enjoying our facilities – all under the excellent care of our specialist team.
  • From a long weekend break to a three-month trip, our respite packages can be tailored to your needs, allowing you to enjoy your holiday, knowing that your loved one is not only safe and cared for, but enjoying a fulfilling experience themselves.
  • Palliative care. An at-times tremendously upsetting and difficult experience for all families and loved ones, end-of-life and palliative care is a vocation for every one of us at Loveday. Following the accredited Gold Standards framework, it is a service Loveday is truly proud to offer.
  • Post-surgery recuperation. Loveday’s post-surgery respite is focused on recovering well. Balancing physical recuperation with wellbeing in what can otherwise be a frustrating time for many patients and their families.
  • Disruption to existing care. Loveday Stays also provides security to families should they experience, for whatever reason, disruption to previous care support. In such events, Members can be looked after in comfort at a Loveday property until new support provision is in place.
  • Urgent Respite Care. In the event of surgery, a fall or a bout of sickness, Loveday Stays offers Members a place to relax, recuperate and recover in tranquillity, benefiting from round-the-clock care from our expert team of professionals. In particular, after surgery such as knee and hip replacement, a period of respite or treatment such as chemotherapy. Combined with Loveday’s physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and rehabilitation team, our Respite Care can lead to a rapid and comprehensive return to full mobility with all the benefits of a 5-star hospitality experience.

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Urgent Respite Care

Immediate respite care becomes imperative in situations where the primary caregiver is temporarily unable to continue providing the necessary care. Offering short-term relief to caregivers, Respite Care at Loveday prioritises the health and wellbeing of the individual receiving care. 

Urgent situations that might necessitate respite care include:

Caregiver Emergency or Health Crisis:

If the primary caregiver experiences a sudden health emergency, injury or other crisis that prevents them from providing care, Respite Care may be urgently required to fill the gap.

Family Emergency:

Unexpected family emergencies, such as a medical emergency of a close family member, may require the primary caregiver to be away, leading to an urgent need for respite care.

Burnout or Exhaustion:

Caring can be hugely rewarding, but often presents with many challenges. Caregivers can experience burnout or exhaustion due to the physical, emotional and mental demands of caregiving. In such cases, Urgent Respite Care can provide a brief period of relief to prevent caregiver fatigue. This proactive approach not only helps prevent caregiver fatigue but also ensures that they can return to their role with renewed energy and effectiveness in providing essential care. 

Unforeseen Work Commitments:

Job-related commitments, such as travelling for work or unexpected overtime, may leave the primary caregiver unable to fulfill their caregiving duties temporarily.

Personal Obligations:

Sometimes, caregivers may have personal obligations that require them to be away from their caregiving responsibilities, such as attending important events, going away on holiday or dealing with urgent matters.

Sudden Changes in the Care Recipient's Condition:

If there are unexpected changes or deterioration in the health or condition of the person receiving care, and the primary caregiver is unable to manage the situation immediately, respite care may be advantageous.

Medication Management Issues:

If there are changes in medication or a need for more intensive medical supervision, Urgent Respite Care may be necessary to ensure proper management and administration of medications.

Safety Concerns:

In situations where the caregiver perceives safety concerns or risks to the wellbeing of the care recipient and cannot address them immediately, respite care may be sought urgently.

Urgent Respite Care is designed to provide a temporary solution during unforeseen circumstances, allowing the primary caregiver to address their needs whilst ensuring the continued wellbeing of the individual receiving care. It's important for caregivers to have a plan in place for such situations and to communicate with respite care providers or support services to facilitate a smooth transition during times of urgency.

Frequently Asked Questions

Being a Loveday Member gives you further reassurance that all eventualities are covered, as daily respite is provided as part of The Loveday Day Club. And respite can also be used as a trial period before moving into a Loveday residence. Lastly, as a Member, you have priority access to short-term rooms at Loveday in the case of a care emergency at home.  

Our families and lifestyles are unique – and so are our care needs. There are many respite care options available. Which option is best for you depends on your requirements, personal circumstances and the reasons for seeking respite care.

First, it’s key to identify what kind of care you need. Do you want it in a home environment or at a dedicated residence? What kind of facilities will be required to care for your loved one fully? This varies depending on age, physical health, and emotional wellbeing.

Choosing your care partner is a decision which is both emotive and practical. It must meet the medical and physical needs of your loved one, who needs to be happy and comfortable with the care option. And you, as the caregiver, need to be certain of the capabilities of the team that will be around them.

At Loveday, our respite service is prescriptive. Our team will discuss your needs both in practical and emotive terms and design a care plan that meets all criteria. This may be a holiday stay at one of our luxury residences, Loveday Day Club enrolment over a given period or at-home care visits. There is no one-size-fits-all solution and many of our Members enjoy a blend of respite services throughout their care journey with us.

For as long as you need it. Our team will design a tailored care plan with you, but we understand that things change. Whether holiday plans are disrupted, or you decide your loved one should continue to benefit from our care for a longer period, our service is flexible. Communication is at the heart of our service, enabling us to be reactive to changing needs.

Yes. Loveday at Home respite care is a popular choice for carers who just need short but regular breaks for work or to run errands, particularly where Members have significant mobility issues. This service is usually blended with our Day Club in order for guests to experience the full benefits of Loveday membership.

Loveday Membership enables Members benefit from all Loveday services and support. To apply for Membership,please contact our friendly Membership and Community Team.