Respite care at home

We can provide the respite care you need in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland and this can be in the individuals home or away from home or to facilitate a trip away. Our highly trained nurses and healthcare assistants can step in on a short-term basis to support an individual to enable their family time to recharge while ensuring their loved one receives safe and proper care. This can include emergency respite care, or at regular intervals for people looking for ongoing respite support every so often.

Our Case Managers, who are registered nurses, work closely with individuals, their families and public sector representatives, including local authorities and case managers, as well as private clients and they match each individual’s care to their needs and ensure a safe and effective quality service.

We offer support for both children and adults with any care needs in any location, we’re here whenever – and wherever – you need us.

What is respite care?

When you’re busy looking after someone with long-term or complex care needs, you need a chance to rest and recharge, whether that means taking some time at home or enjoying a holiday. Respite care means having the proper arrangement of temporary support when you need it most. It can give you or your regular carers time to take a break.

At the Guild, we’re here to provide respite care when it is needed, at home or away from the home. So, whether you require emergency support in a hurry, flexible short-term cover, regular planned respite or respite care for someone being discharged from hospital requiring specialist support, or if you need to go into hospital we can help. Our highly trained team offers bespoke, personalised support, helping individuals retain their independence in familiar surroundings without disrupting their routine or helping them adapt to new surroundings if away from home.

Our options for respite care

Our respite care services include all aspects of care including assisting with mobility, personal care, preparing meals, and companionship.

We also provide support for individuals with a wide range of clinical complex needs. We’re able to care for individuals who require mechanical airway support , individuals with a physical disability or learning disability, autism, those needing long-term care or individuals receiving palliative care or end-of-life care, older people, as well as people with dementia, or mental health conditions.

Short-term, emergency and ongoing respite care

Need help in an emergency? We can provide outstanding cover within 24 hours.

Whether you’re looking for emergency support, short-term help, or ongoing respite support every so often, our workers can take the pressure off. We care for children, young people, adults, and the elderly, no matter what their health condition.

We can work with you to provide flexible assistance to match your needs, whether it’s from 4 hours to 24/7, for any length of duration, our respite support means you have complete peace of mind
If your child has complex health needs and you need a short break, we’ll send someone to take over at home. Or if you’d like them to accompany you and the family on holiday, they can take responsibility for your child’s care, day and night or any part, leaving you free to relax and unwind.

Who can we support?

We provide respite care for adults, children, and older people living with: 

  • Complex long-term illness 
  • Dementia 
  • Learning disability or autism 
  • Mental health conditions 
  • Physical disabilities 

Exceptional respite care, tailored to you

Everyone deserves a break, but that shouldn’t mean using residential care. Our nurses and healthcare assistants are here to help at short notice with home care to suit your needs. They can provide physical, emotional, and practical support for a range of health conditions.

We’re here whenever you need us, meaning you can get support at short notice without the commitment of regular bookings. So, you can plan respite care at home when you need it most. No matter where you live.

How much does respite care cost?

The cost of respite care depends on your individual needs and we’ll discuss your requirements and design a care package that fits. Our team is on hand to talk you through what’s involved to precisely find the level of care you require, and we will always be transparent about our costs.

Respite care case study

We have provided respite care to an adult with autism and other health needs for a number of years for a few days each time at regular intervals throughout the year. The respite took place in a holiday lodge with our specialist nurses and healthcare assistants who provided consistency and continuity, allowing his mother time to relax and recharge at home.

“My son has been using the Scottish Nursing Guild for his care while on respite breaks for a number of years . We are delighted with the care he receives from everyone concerned. My son has severe behavioural problems and other problems which the staff cope with extremely well and always with good humour. He goes away quite happy with the nurses when they come to pick him up and he is always well cared for when away and comes home happy and looking well. It is a much-needed relaxing break for me (Mother) as I know the guys are taking such good care of him. I really couldn’t praise the staff in all areas higher…they are simply the best.” Mother of a service user

Just call us to arrange high-quality respite care at home that you can trust.

Talk to a member of our team

Scotland
0333 323 1917

Northern Ireland
0345 340 3902

Republic of Ireland
01 9023080

Our teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.