Rest, relax, revitalise. That’s what summer holidays are for. And Care South’s welcoming care homes are the perfect choice for respite care holidays this summer. If you provide care for a loved one it can be difficult to take a holiday, even if it’s just to stay at home and enjoy some time relaxing. Being able to do that without having to worry about the care can make all the difference.

A respite stay at any of Care South’s homes gives complete peace of mind that you or your loved one are getting the best care in a home-from-home environment. Respite care breaks can be beneficial for older people, too. They offer a chance to enjoy a change of scenery, meet new people and try out some new activities and experiences. Changes of scene are hugely beneficial to elderly people; new environments stimulate the senses and recharge the brain. A respite break can also be a gentle introduction to more permanent care.

Respite breaks mean relatives can be occupied with fresh conversation and activities and there is always something happening. Residents often find respite breaks do wonders for loved one’s confidence and self-esteem, as they know trained staff are around in case they need support.

Care South has residential, nursing and dementia care homes across the South of England that offer respite care. Many residents join the homes for short-term respite care all year round, but the summer is particularly welcoming. The activities team organise lots of sunny day trips and activities in the gardens, and it’s a great opportunity to spend time in the company of fellow residents, as well as rid the worry of needing to cook meals, shopping and housework.

Just one of the lovely homes is Fremington Manor near Barnstaple. This home was recently awarded an overall ‘Outstanding’ rating by the national care organisation, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The inspectors highlighted the outstanding work by the care home staff in delivering the highest quality care, treatment and support tailored to all residents’ individual needs. Fremington Manor is set in beautiful grounds with lovely views, excellent facilities and quality care to make guests ‘feel at home’ for as long as they choose to stay.

For further information about respite breaks at Fremington Manor, please contact 01271 377990 or visit www.care-south.co.uk

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