Respite and convalescent care for your loved one

In special situations and based on availability, we offer the opportunity for shorter term stays, from those recovering from illness or a hospital stay, or maybe you are looking to give the caregiver at home a break.

What is respite and convalescent care?

Care homes are designed to make your loved ones feel at home, however, in special situations they can be temporary homes for those who are recovering from illness or a hospital stay. There are often times where the caregiver may need a break themselves, and we are here to support this.

Is respite care the right choice?

Respite care is much less commitment than residential or nursing care. It is there to offer temporary support for whatever reason needed. Knowing that respite care is the right choice for your loved one can be based on yourself and your loved ones needs. There may come a point where you need a break in order to provide the best long term care for your loved one. Your loved one may also be recovering from an operation and your home may not be a safe place for them during this time. 

There are various reasons why this care may be needed, and at Chestnut Lodge we do not pass judgement.

Food and nutrition

At Chestnut Lodge we provide a varied diet, including covering personal dietary needs and halal produce. We provide three meals a day as well as snacks for all our residents as well as special treats alongside activities.

Meet the manager,
Comfort Chibuye

I am a nurse by profession, I qualified as a nurse and midwife 30 years ago. I have a lot of experience working with the elderly in care homes as a nurse, home manager and in the Regional team and care is my passion.

I believe I have all values of the 6 Cs that underpin the culture and practice in social care. The values and mission of Silverline Care are very much at the core of my practice. Putting people first is my priority.

Comfort Chibuye, manager at Chestnut Lodge

Frequently asked questions

Can I add my own furniture to the room?

We provide all rooms with a bed, drawers and wardrobe. We encourage you to add as much personalisation as possible in the rooms, if you wish to include your own furniture such as drawers etc. that is no problem, however our beds are designed for the care of your loved one so it is not recommended these are swapped.

What is included in costs?

Your loved ones are supported by us 24 hours a day, your fees cover this care as well as all other living costs including food, laundry, heating, washing and accommodation.

Does the room come with a tv and wifi?

Yes all of our rooms have a tv and wifi is provided throughout the home. We also have communal areas which host tv.

When can I visit my loved one?

We want your loved one to feel as much at home as possible, so we do not have any visiting times, come as you please. We only ask that unless you have plans to eat try not come during meal times as this can result in confusion and upset to routine.

When is the right time for a care home?

We understand deciding when the right time is for a loved one to move into a care home can be a difficult decision. Some signs may include:

  • They need specialist care including nursing and dementia.
  • They are struggling with everyday tasks and may be a detriment to themselves and others.
  • They may be struggling with everyday loneliness.
  • They are struggling to maintain good hygiene and diet without support.
Will you be able to support my loved one if needs change?

If your loved one comes into our home on a residential basis and ends up needing additional support whether that be nursing or dementia, we are here to do that.

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