The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) provides a person-centred approach to Respite Care, ensuring that every resident can relax in the knowledge that our dedicated team are there to support them for the duration of their stay.
What is Respite Care and how can it help me?
Respite care with OSJCT offers the opportunity to enjoy a short care break in a comfortable, welcoming and friendly environment, taking advantage of a wealth of activities and services.
Respite care can be planned in advance when you or a loved one may need some extra support following an operation, illness or accident or because their carer is on holiday.
Respite residents usually stay with us for a period of one or two weeks, however it is not unusual for short stays to be repeated, and often our respite residents decide to stay for the longer term once they have experienced life with us here at OSJCT.
What are the benefits of Respite Care?
Experience new activities
During a period of respite with us your loved one will be invited to join our home’s community and have the opportunity to take part in daily activities which may include arts and crafts, baking, ‘pets as therapy’ sessions or visits from entertainers and local school children. There are also opportunities for residents to join day trips and excursions, or simply relax in the home and enjoy freshly cooked meals, whilst maintaining their independence in the knowledge that our team are there to offer a helping hand and ensure that they enjoy their stay with us to the fullest.
A personalised experience
At OSJCT, our approach to respite care is no different to our approach for our longer-term residents. Our residents are at the heart of everything we do, and their wellbeing is paramount. We pride ourselves on delivering care to the highest standards. We try to learn as much as possible about each person who lives with us, so that we can provide them with care and support tailored to their individual needs and preferences.
Short breaks, peace of mind
As a relative or friend, you can relax knowing that your loved one, patient or friend is in a safe, comfortable and friendly environment where they will receive high quality care respectful of their privacy and dignity.
An OSJCT respite experience
OSJCT are trusted by residents and families to provide excellent respite care, one resident commented: “I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, the carers were brilliant, and I had everything I needed. What a lovely place to be.”