What is respite care?
Caring for someone can be hugely rewarding, but it can also be highly demanding - both physically and mentally. Respite care exists to allow those who care for someone to rest, recharge and refocus, on a short-term basis.
Respite care plays a crucial role in supporting both caregivers and individuals in need of care, by promoting and improving the overall wellbeing of both parties. It allows the caregiver the chance to have a well-deserved break, with complete peace of mind that their loved one is receiving a high standard of care in a home-from-home environment. A short break in one of our homes offers so much more than care too – providing an opportunity to take a break from everyday life and routine, make new friends, and enjoy meaningful activities and even day trips.
At MMCG, when someone is taking a short-term break with us, we want to give that person the confidence and individual support they need to retain their independence with the view to returning home, though permanent care may be sometimes considered in the longer term.
Our homes are filled with people who are passionate about care, and who we trust to put the happiness and wellbeing of residents at the heart of everything they do.