Respite care at home

At Thornbury Nursing, we’re able to deliver respite care in any location across England and Wales.

Our nurses and healthcare assistants can provide the support you need while you recharge. Whether you’re looking for respite care in a private home or when you’re taking a break with your loved one away from home, we’re here for you.

Our services include emergency respite care as well as regular respite support. We’re able to care for both children and adults and can support any care needs in any location. Whenever and wherever you need us, you can rely on Thornbury Nursing.

What is respite care?

When caring for a person with long-term or complex care needs, it is important for you to be able to take a break, whether that is a quiet moment at home or a refreshing holiday. That’s what makes respite care a valuable means of support, offering temporary and short-term assistance that enables you to have a much-needed breather.

At Thornbury Nursing, we’re able to deliver respite care in many different situations. For example, if you require:

  • Emergency support in a hurry
  • Flexible short-term cover
  • Regular planned respite care
  • Respite or continuing care following hospital discharge
  • Respite cover for any times you or the regular carer needs to go into hospital.

Our nurses and healthcare assistants are there to offer support that is tailored to your needs, whether that’s helping someone remain independent within their home and other familiar environments or working with them to adapt to new surroundings away from home.

Our options for respite care

Whether support is needed with mobility, personal care or companionship, we cover all aspects of respite care.

Our nurses and healthcare assistants can also work with people with a wide range of clinical complex needs as well as different ages. We’re able to care for people needing:

  • Mechanical airway support
  • Support with a physical or learning disability
  • Autism (ASD)
  • Long-term care
  • Palliative care
  • End of life care
  • Support for their mental health condition, including dementia
  • Short-term, emergency and ongoing respite care

If you need our help in an emergency, we can be there within 24 hours.

We’re also available for short-term care, or ongoing respite support when it is needed from time to time. Our team can be flexible to your needs so that whether you need support for a four-hour block or are looking for round-the-clock assistance, we can be there.

Who can we support?

At Thornbury Nursing, our respite care services are available for adults, children, and older people living with:

  • Autism
  • Complex long-term illness
  • Dementia
  • Learning disability
  • Mental health conditions
  • Physical disabilities

Exceptional respite care, tailored to you

Taking a break shouldn’t necessitate residential care.

Whenever respite care is needed, our team is just a call away and can offer immediate assistance without binding you to a regular schedule.

Our team of nurses and healthcare assistants will be there ready to step in, offering tailored home care on demand. They have the skills and experiences to be able to support with various health conditions, providing not just physical but also emotional and hands-on support.

How much does respite care cost?

Our respite care costs depend on your needs, so we’ll discuss the level of care that is needed in detail and design a package that works for you. Our team will be available to talk you through what’s involved, and we’ll always be open about our costs.

Respite care case study

We have provided respite care to an adult with autism and other health needs for a number of years for a few days each time at regular intervals throughout the year. The respite took place in a holiday lodge with our specialist nurses and healthcare assistants who provided consistency and continuity, allowing his mother time to relax and recharge at home.

“My son has been using Thornbury Nursing for his care while on respite breaks for a number of years . We are delighted with the care he receives from everyone concerned. My son has severe behavioural problems and other problems which the staff cope with extremely well and always with good humour. He goes away quite happy with the nurses when they come to pick him up and he is always well cared for when away and comes home happy and looking well. It is a much-needed relaxing break for me (Mother) as I know the guys are taking such good care of him. I really couldn’t praise the staff in all areas higher…they are simply the best.” Mother of a service user

Just call us to arrange high-quality respite care at home that you can trust.

Get in touch

For more information, please call our Community Team on 0333 323 1913.