Avoid a lonely winter with a short stay at a Colten home
Sometimes a holiday is just what's needed, providing precious time to be "you" again.
With the colder months upon us it’s a great time to experience the warmth and care of a friendly, relaxing care home - whilst making new friends at what can be a lonely time of the year. Whether recovering from a spell in hospital, hoping for companionship and warmth over the winter months, or simply wanting to give your career (and yourself) a break, a short stay in one of Colten Care's homes could be just the ticket.
Along with the reassurance of 24-hour quality care, come and enjoy excellent home cooked food, luxury cafes, hair salons, beautiful gardens and many more luxury amenities. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a stimulating and imaginative programme of activities organised by the dedicated companionship team.
Short term stays provide respite for both carer and the person being cared for
Caring for a loved one can be demanding and stressful, both emotionally and physically. We all deserve an occasional break from our responsibilities – and that’s where a respite stay in a beautiful, welcoming care home comes in. You may well associate care homes with long-term care, but there are many reasons why shorter stays are attractive as well.
People on discharge from hospital often require additional care to start their recuperation.
Meanwhile some individuals or families want to try out a care home before making a longer-term commitment to move in permenantly.
A respite stay can be a rejuvenating breather that gives a full-time carer precious time out. Enjoy your holiday knowing that your loved one is having a great time too! You should not feel guilty about needing a break from the person you’re caring for. In fact, it’s widely recognised that respite care is good for both the carer and the person being cared for.
Time to be 'you' again
Colten Care’s New Forest homes boast luxurious cafés, peaceful sitting rooms, relaxing hair salons and stunning, accessible gardens. At the same time, residents have the reassurance of daily companionship, home-cooked meals, and round-the-clock residential, nursing and dementia care as required. Each home has a dedicated team offering tailored, structured activities and experiences, from calming conversations to engaging exercise, and live music to poetry readings.
Whatever the need, many of Colten's short-stay residents come back time and time again and consistently acknowledge the excellence of services.
“When we go in with mum, we know she’s going to have a good experience,” one family member says. “On a typical morning, she’ll have a relaxing bath and go to the in-home hairdressing salon to have her hair done. She comes out of there looking like a star. It’s a real pampering. She’ll then have a delicious lunch prepared by the chefs and served in the friendly, warm dining room.“
“After lunch she might do some gentle crafts or other activities or have afternoon tea and cake sitting with a Companion in the garden.“
“All these experiences give us something to have a chat about when we see her again.”
Whether a short period of recovery, a break for yourself, or simply a ‘trial run’ for those looking for a permanent home, a short term stay at a Colten Care home is an excellent opportunity.
If you would like to discuss a short stay in a Colten Care home, call 01425 482466 or find out more at www.ColtenCare.co.uk
Find out more about Colten Care's New Forest homes
Colten Care operates six residential nursing and care homes in the local area, including three in Lymington: Belmore Lodge, Court Lodge and dementia specialist Linden House. There are also homes in Brockenhurst (Woodpecker's), New Milton (Kingfisher's) and Mudeford (Avon Reach). Click on the links to find out more about each home...