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What to Expect From Respite Care at Swarthmore

9th May

Whether you’re a carer or someone that is being cared for at home, periods of respite care are an ideal way to change the scenery, step out of your routine for a while, and meet new people. Swarthmore residential care home in Buckinghamshire offers the chance for a refreshing break, providing peace of mind for both of you.

Carers are often concerned about taking time out for themselves. Respite care alleviates the worry and gives you time to take some time out . This is our chance to let you know what to expect from respite care at Swarthmore, so you can be reassured it’s OK to take some time for yourself and recharge your batteries.

Full-Time Care From Person-Centred Carers

Respite care is short-term care, with all the benefits that our long-term residents enjoy. This means that you’ll experience our beautiful home and gardens, with professional carers to assist you whenever you need them. If you need help with getting up and dressing, preparing meals, there will be people on hand to give you the support you need.

Our carers at Swarthmore work with residents to provide care that is tailored to their unique needs, preferences, and goals. Developing relationships whilst caring for residents. Delivering care that meets their unique needs.

New People to Engage With

Spending time in a residential care home gives you the opportunity to meet new people in the form of residents and staff. If this is your first stay with us, we’ll thoroughly enjoy getting to know you – we love meeting new people too – and introducing you to people who may share your interests, or your background.

There are plenty of opportunities for social encounters at Swarthmore, at meals, in the communal lounge, or during daily activity sessions. If, however, you also enjoy spending time on your own, we’ll respect your decision to sit quietly in the garden, take a walk or sit in your room for a while.

Culinary Delights From Swarthmore Chef

Weekly menus are posted in advance, offering a range of choices for each meal. Special dietary needs are accommodated. Should residents prefer to dine in their rooms, this option is available.

We serve breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, and supper, as well as snacks throughout the day. There’s no shopping, preparation or washing up to worry about; you’ll enjoy excellent, nutritious food, professionally prepared and beautifully served.

A Range of Activities to Enjoy

Our residents certainly enjoy a range of activities. Sharing, making, and learning are motors to our health and wellbeing, which is why they’re so important to daily life at Swarthmore.

We offer two activities to our residents each day: one in the morning and another in the afternoon. The sessions cover a wide range of interests and hobbies, from poetry sessions, to gardening, craft workshops and fitness activities.

We also provide one-to-one activities for people. Residents may prefer to read aloud with one other person, chat, or listen to music. This activity time belongs to residents, and they choose how they would like to use it.

A Break From Household Routines

We recommend a month as the perfect timespan for a respite break. This gives you time to settle in, get to know our routines, and relax into the care we can offer you. There’s no need to worry about cleaning, getting to the shops or managing the house for a while; instead, you can enjoy a period of complete rest and relaxation.

About Swarthmore Residential Care Home

Located in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, Swarthmore is an independent care home that has been providing compassionate, person-centred care to short-term and long-term residents for over 70 years. Our residential care home is set in beautiful, landscaped grounds, just a stone's throw away from the town centre. Our carers take great pride in both the environment we provide for our 40 residents and the quality of care we offer. If you're seeking respite care, we would be delighted to give you a tour of our home, so you can experience the tranquil atmosphere first hand. At Swarthmore we provide the ideal environment for respite care. For an informal chat, or to arrange a visit, call us today on 01753 885663, Option 1. 

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