Respite Care With Signature

Discover exceptional respite care with Signature.

Our award-winning respite care homes are designed to help people recover from an illness or operation in a comfortable and safe environment.

We offer respite care and convalescent care in all of our care homes in England, covering areas including Greater London, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hertfordshire.

Whether you require a respite care home for yourself or you need to arrange respite care for a relative, our premium respite services promise to deliver exactly what you need.

Known for our superb care staff and first-class facilities, we create bespoke respite care plans that are tailored to each individual, with all our care staff going above and beyond to keep our residents safe, cared for, and happy for however long they are with us.

Our respite stays are a minimum of 2 weeks and can last up to several months, depending on the care needs of each resident.

What Is Respite Care?

Respite care is a type of care that is designed for people who need additional support following an illness or operation. A respite care home can also be used to offer someone a break from caring.

Here at Signature, we offer convalescence care for people who need help recovering from a hospital stay or illness, and respite care for carers.

Respite care involves a short-term stay in a residential care home and provides personal care to people who are unable to care for themselves. This care can include tasks such as getting dressed, washing, eating, taking medication, and changing wound dressings. Some respite care facilities also offer help with rehabilitation, such as physical therapy.

You can find respite care homes that offer standard respite care, nursing home respite care, and specialist respite care for people with more bespoke needs, such as those with dementia.

Here at Signature, we are committed to providing our guests with premium respite care that helps to support both their minds and bodies as they recover. With a team of professional and highly qualified nurses and carers, all our respite residents are given the care and attention they need to make a full and speedy recovery.

What Are The Key Benefits Of Respite Care?

If you are looking after a family member following an illness or operation or as a long-term carer, you may be feeling overwhelmed, out of your depth, exhausted, or all of the above.

A respite break offers you the opportunity to give your relative the care they need in a safe and comfortable environment.

As well as peace of mind, a respite care home is also designed to aid recovery and support the healing process. Our residents not only benefit from around-the-clock professional care, but they are also provided with nutritiously balanced meals that are carefully created to help them maintain good health.

Respite care homes help residents to retain their independence during recovery from an illness or operation, with a wide range of daily activities on offer that are tailored to suit all mobility abilities.

If you are a carer who is struggling to look after a loved one, either in regard to short or long-term care, then a respite care home can provide you with the break you need to recharge your batteries and take care of yourself. Designed to relieve the pressure and stress of caring for a relative, a respite care service allows both the person being cared for and the carer to have time apart, which can be highly beneficial for both parties.

Respite care is often a better choice than a home carer for people returning from a hospital stay, as it helps to prevent social isolation and can actively speed up the recovery process.

Respite care services, such as the ones we provide at Signature, often include daily activities that are designed to keep long-term resident and respite residents active and stimulated. With options to suit all abilities and mobilities, this holistic approach to care can help to improve overall well-being and make it easier for respite residents to return home.

Why Choose Signature Care Homes?

As one of the leading residential care home providers in England, Signature offers unrivalled care within luxury settings.

We understand that choosing a respite care home for a loved one can be a stressful time, which is why we strive to put our residents and their families at ease as quickly as possible.

We provide complete transparency with all our care services and are proud of our first-class accommodation, highly trained and compassionate staff, and dedication to being the best.

As a premium respite care home provider, we offer a home-from-home environment that provides the perfect setting for rest, recuperation, and rehabilitation.

Browse our luxury private rehabilitation suite that feels more like a hotel than a care home, with amenities that are designed to aid recovery and keep our residents safe.

Within our luxurious and spacious surroundings, residents can enjoy first-class facilities and amenities such as hair salons, therapy rooms, spa bathrooms, and expansive lounges.

In terms of dining and nutrition, all our care homes offer formal and informal dining options, with on-site cafes, bistros, and fine-dining restaurants. With delicious and seasonal menus created in collaboration with 2016 MasterChef winner Jane Devonshire, residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to mealtimes. Our chefs are more than willing to cater to different dietary requirements, so if your loved one requires a special meal plan, all you need to do is ask.

If you would like to find out more about our respite care homes or any other care services that we offer, please get in touch with a friendly and knowledgeable member of our team via our Contact Us page.

Testimonials From Our Residents’ Families

Find out what some of our former residents and their families have to say about their experiences with Signature and decide if we are the right fit for you and your family.

“Exceptional service in trying times. My mother is doing much better having been moved to this facility to start rehabilitation from a hip operation and illness. She is being treated as an individual with individual needs and may be able to make it back to independent living because of this. Nothing is too much trouble and I only wish I had found this facility a few weeks ago when time was on our side. It is the perfect place to recuperate. I would recommend anyone recovering from an operation to opt for this service instead of home carers if finances allow.

{Alison (Daughter of Resident)}

“The various activities were all well documented in a bright and colourful magazine, and I took part in everything offered. The meals were delicious with well-trained waiters who encouraged me to taste a variety of foods. All members of the large staff are charming and were always on hand to offer advice and encouragement. I will return.”

{Shirly D (Resident)}

“The team at Pembroke House have all been amazing since my father came first for respite care and then as a permanent resident. Dad had only been here for 1 week before he decided he wanted to stay. He saw what excellent care could look like. As a registered nurse myself, I have been beyond impressed by both the nursing care and the input from carers. My father has trust in those caring for him. Every member of staff is cheerful, positive and nothing is too much trouble. My Dad is always treated with the utmost dignity.

{Sandra H (Daughter of Resident)}

“From the receptionist onwards, everyone was wonderful – food was delicious, an utterly brilliant chef. They manage to create a wonderful atmosphere of a first-class hotel with a lot of personal attention and warmth.

{Jane P (Resident)}

Frequently Asked Questions

What Type Of Care Does Signature Offer In Respite Care Homes?

Signature provides premium respite and convalescence care in multiple locations across England, including Greater London, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, and Berkshire.

Designed to help people as they recover from an illness or an operation or to give carers a much-needed break, we offer bespoke care for all our respite residents with bespoke care plans that are tailored to their needs.

Our qualified and professional care staff can help with daily activities such as getting dressed and washed, medication management, and simply offering a friendly face and someone to talk to.

For residents that require physical rehabilitation, this is something that we can arrange for you, with highly trained physical therapists available on-site.

We also offer exclusive convalescence and rehab services for people who have been discharged from the hospital following an operation or procedure.

What Activities Does Signature Offer In Respite Care Homes?

Signature Care Homes are known for offering an extensive selection of activities to all their residents, including those who live in convalescent care.

Some of the most popular activities offered are painting, baking, and pottery, all of which can be tailored to the specific needs of an individual.

Although residents getting respite care are only with us for a short period of time, we welcome suggestions from all our residents and hold regular meetings where they can share their ideas and suggest new activities.

Respite residents can also take part in events and days out that take place outside of our care homes, with regular outings to local garden centres and theatres on offer.

We also organise for entertainers such as singers, dancers, and musicians to visit our care homes which many of our residents look forward to seeing.

How Are Signature Respite Care Homes Regulated?

All Signature respite care homes are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). An independent regulator that rates all the care homes in England, the CQC is there to safeguard people who require care outside of their homes.

There are four ratings that a care home can be awarded:  Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement, and Inadequate. To establish the rating of a care home, the CQC asks five important questions:

Are they safe? Are they effective? Are they caring? Are they responsive to people’s needs? Are they well-led?

As a leading provider of respite care, we offer complete transparency with the CQC ratings of all our care homes, details of which can be found on our website. If you would like more information about the CQC rating of any of our respite care homes, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the manager of the relevant care home, who will be more than happy to tell you more.