Southood Healthcare Ltd

Respite Care

Respite care gives temporary support when your regular carers are not available.

Respite Care

Southood Healthcare often provides respite care for individuals in a variety of situations, all of which are completely regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The following are some of the most prevalent reasons why people require respite care:

  • Following an accident
  • Hospitalisation
  • Healing following surgery
  • Specialist care.

What does a respite carer do?

The primary goal of a respite carer is to ensure that you continue to receive the support you require in order to retain your freedom at home. Every one of our caring carers at Southood Healthcare has received industry-leading training, allowing them to deliver seamless home care at a moment’s notice. Here are some of the ways our carers may assist you at home:

Personal care

Your domiciliary carer can assist you with everyday routines such as toileting and dressing.


Your carer can assist you with household activities such as cleaning, washing, and tidying up.

Home mobility support

All of our carers are trained to provide mobility support and can assist you in moving around your house.

Light medical support

Your carer can assist you with catheterization, continence, PEG feeding, and suppositories, to mention a few things.


A carer can stop over for a cup of tea or spend the evening watching your favourite movie with you.

Assistance when leaving the house

A carer can accompany you when you go out into your community, go shopping, or visit loved ones.

Meal preparation

Your carer can make nutritious meals, snacks, and drinks at times that are convenient for you.

Getting errands done

Your carer can assist you with errands ranging from picking up your medication to paying your bills.

The advantages of in-home respite care

Respite care at home allows you to continue living life on your terms, which means you can keep enjoying the activities and routines you like.

We will support you in your hour of need, whether you have been in an accident, are recovering from surgery, or have been discharged from the hospital.

Respite care allows your primary carer to take a well-deserved break, allowing them to return refreshed and re-energized.

We understand that you may prefer that things be done a certain way, so we will make certain that you continue to receive the type of home care you are accustomed to.

You’ll be able to carry on with your favourite routines and hobbies without fear of being abandoned or isolated.

Staying at home for respite care allows you to see loved ones whenever you choose, including with the assistance of your carer.

Emergency respite care

Do you require immediate care? We can usually offer you a respite carer within 24 hours.

Southood Healthcare has a lot of experience helping older people in emergencies when they need it the most.

If you find yourself in need of emergency care at home, we’re here to help. Your local care team will usually be able to send one of our excellent carers to you at home within 24 hours of your contact, ensuring that your routines are not disrupted.

Furthermore, we will not cut corners; you will continue to receive the same great service that our clients have come to expect from Southood Healthcare.