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Can you get respite care at home?

Whilst the term ‘respite care’ generally refers to a short-term stay in a specialist respite care home, it is possible to receive care in your own home to meet a short-term need. Indeed, home care can be a brilliant option to follow on from a period of residential respite care, particularly if used to further support your recovery from illness or injury, and help you rebuild your strength and confidence to live independently in your own home once more.

Choosing between home care and respite care for elderly relatives or yourself can feel like a big decision. Ultimately, it comes down to the type and level of care needed and whether an individual’s needs can be met within a particular environment.

Specialist residential respite care homes can offer access to round-the-clock respite care in a purpose-built or specially adapted setting, with the opportunity for you to benefit from the facilities and activities on offer. Home care brings specialist care to you in the comfort of your own home, at pre-agreed times to support specific aspects of your personal care or daily routine.

Somerset Care offers both respite care and home care, to support you to live the life you choose. Our friendly enquiries team are on hand to offer advice and guidance about care options to meet your needs.

The perfect care solution

We offer respite care breaks in all of our specialist residential care homes, meaning that we have the location, the expertise and the tailored care you need.

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