Respite Services

Caring for a person with dementia is a 24-hour job and you need a break to look after your own needs. Respite care can help you. Breaks can be as long or short as you need them to be. Villa Anna Teresa provides tailor-made respite services for a day, a few days, or a few weeks.

Who needs respite care?

Someone who has an illness or disability may need care around the clock. Life assistants and caregivers need time to rest and relax, to go on holiday, to shop, to run errands and attend appointments. You might use respite care if you care for someone who has a condition like Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, a stroke or blindness.

Respite care services

Villa Anna Teresa offers a safe, comfortable place for your loved one while you’re away. Qualified and trained medical staff and life assistants will sit and talk with someone who is disabled or ill. They will also help your loved one bathe, dress, eat and drink, take medications, exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and get in and out of bed.

Programs at Villa Anna Teresa include music, dance and art classes led by trained professionals. We provide meals, entertainment, or just quiet time and socialisation. Someone who is elderly or ill may feel isolated if they’re at home all the time. You can also feel isolated. Respite care at Villa Anna Teresa will be a welcome break for both the individual and yourself as his or her caregiver.

Respite care facilities

Respite at Villa Anna Teresa is also called short-term assisted living or residential respite care. Short-term assisted living allows you to take a trip for as long as a few weeks while your loved one stays in a safe and comfortable space. Trained staff provides care day and night. Our staff will help your loved one eat meals, take medications on schedule, dress, bathe, and exercise in classes or outdoors.

Villa Anna Teresa provides a hair salon and barber, a medical rehabilitation facility, religious services, and a range of other services. We will also be able to take your loved one to scheduled medical and other appointments.

Our team will be happy to discuss respite services and facilities in more detail Contact us.

FAQs

Respite care stays at Villa Anna Teresa can be for as little as a day to a few weeks, and more if required. It is generally the case for a respite stay to be between 1 and 2 weeks, depending upon the circumstances of the individual and caregiver.

Yes, Villa Anna Teresa provides a transport service which can be scheduled around the needs of the individual and caregiver.

Villa Anna Teresa provides end-to-end services including round-the-clock care. All of our respite facilities are equipped with centralised medical oxygen and the latest in residential care beds. Our life assistants will help your loved one eat meals, take medications on schedule, dress, bathe, and exercise in classes or outdoors. Villa Anna Teresa also provides a hair salon, a medical rehabilitation clinic, religious services, and therapeutic programmes. We may also take your loved one to scheduled medical and other appointments.

Respite stays are generally reserved on a rotational system and respite space is in high demand. It will make sense, therefore, to reserve your stay as soon as possible. For your guidance, there is an assessment process that needs to be followed prior to admission to respite care.

When discussing respite services at Villa Anna Teresa do let your loved one take part in your conversation. This will make you both feel more at ease with respite care.

The most common obstacle might be admitting that you need a break. You can become so focused on caring for another person that you feel like you can’t take time to look after yourself, too. Let yourself take breaks now and then so you don’t get mentally, emotionally, and physically drained. On your return you’ll be able to focus more energy on your role, and that will be a boost for the person you’re caring for.

Be open with your loved one and the rest of your family about why you need respite care and what you’re planning. They might want to be involved in the process.

Our team will be happy to discuss our respite care framework in more detail Contact us