Respite Care Services

Respite, or short stay care, is provided at all Porthaven homes for those residents who do not require longer term care. A short term stay may be needed for a period of convalescence after an operation, accident or illness, or because the resident’s usual carer is on holiday or a short break. 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 at a Porthaven home.

We provide respite care for residents requiring residential, nursing or dementia care.

Our approach to respite care is as rigorous as for our longer term residents. Each respite resident receives the same high standards of care as our longer term residents and can also take advantage of the many benefits of living at a Porthaven home, namely our exceptional facilities, menus, activities and entertainment, and, of course, the opportunity to make new friends.

Respite stays, by their short term nature, can be perhaps a little daunting at first for both our residents and their loved ones. We know this, so, as we do when we welcome any resident to us, we make a special effort to make our respite residents feel welcome, happy and valued.

If you would like to find out more about your nearest Porthaven home, and whether we can help care for you, or your loved one, please call any of our homes and arrange for a visit at your convenience. Click here for a list of contact numbers or to send us a message.


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  • Fully trained, committed and caring staff
  • High staff to resident ratios
  • Personalised care plan and medication management
  • Comfortable private rooms with en suite wetrooms
  • Telephone and internet connectivity
  • 24 hour access for visitors
  • Spacious, safe, beautifully-designed and elegant buildings
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Excellent menus featuring well-sourced seasonal produce
  • Tailored selection of events, activities, trips and entertainment