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Respite Care

Derwent Lodge Care Home, nestled in the heart of Billingshurst, West Sussex, extends a warm invitation to residents seeking a welcoming environment with comfort and companionship. With 56 thoughtfully designed bedrooms, communal lounges, and a charming café & kitchenette, we provide an environment where residents can thrive while receiving the care they deserve.

At Derwent Lodge, our respite care programme is tailored to meet the unique needs of both caregivers and their loved ones. Whether it’s a short-term stay to accommodate a caregiver’s holiday or a longer respite period for recovery from surgery, we ensure that each individual receives personalised attention and support. Our compassionate team is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of care, promoting well-being and peace of mind for all involved.

What is Respite Care?

Respite care is a temporary care service designed to offer temporary support to individuals who require assistance while their primary caregivers take a well-deserved break. It serves as a lifeline for caregivers, providing them with the opportunity to recharge, attend to personal matters, and alleviate the demands of caregiving responsibilities. Meanwhile, respite care ensures that loved ones receive the same high standard of care and attention they deserve, fostering peace of mind for both caregivers and care recipients alike.

Short Term Respite Care at Derwent Lodge Care Home

At Derwent Lodge, we understand the invaluable role caregivers play in the lives of their loved ones. We recognise the importance of taking a well-deserved break, which is why we offer short-term respite care tailored to meet the needs of both residents and caregivers alike.

Our commitment extends beyond the walls of our home. We cultivate an environment where residents are encouraged to embrace an active lifestyle, whether it’s tending to our lush resident’s garden during the summer months or participating in indoor and outdoor activities. Every aspect of Derwent Lodge is meticulously crafted to foster joy, comfort, and fulfilment.

Experience Exceptional Respite Care at Derwent Lodge in Billingshurst

At Derwent Lodge Care Home, we are dedicated to providing an experience that is going to ensure you’re loved one feels looked after, valued and respected at all times in our care. From our compassionate team to our exquisite facilities, every detail is curated with your comfort and happiness in mind.

Discover the peace of mind that comes with knowing your loved one is in capable hands while you take a well-deserved break. Contact us today to learn more about our respite care services at Derwent Lodge Care Home.

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Respite Care FAQs

Why is Respite Care Important?

Respite care serves as a lifeline for caregivers, offering much-needed relief from the demands of caregiving. It promotes caregiver well-being, reduces stress, and prevents burnout, ultimately enhancing the quality of care provided to the individual receiving support.

How to Arrange Respite Care?

Arranging respite care at Derwent Lodge is a seamless process designed to alleviate any concerns or uncertainties. Simply reach out to our dedicated team, and we will guide you through the steps, ensuring a smooth transition for both the caregiver and the resident.

How Long is Respite Care?

Respite care durations vary based on individual needs and preferences. Whether it's a brief respite for a few days or weeks or an extended stay spanning several months, our team is committed to providing residents with a nurturing environment where they can thrive and flourish.

Who Funds Respite Care?

Funding for respite care may vary depending on individual circumstances. Our team is here to provide guidance and support, helping you navigate the financial aspects of respite care and explore available funding options.

What is Respite Care for Adults?

Respite care for adults encompasses a range of services tailored to meet the diverse needs of individuals seeking temporary support and assistance. Whether it's recovering from an illness, recuperating from surgery, or simply taking a break from the responsibilities of daily life, our respite care programme offers a holistic approach to wellness and well-being.

Life at Derwent Lodge

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    Indoor & Outdoor Activities

  • Our Garden

    Resident Garden

  • Lounge

    Communal Lounges

  • Our Cafe Bistro

    Cafe & Kitchenette

  • One of Our Bedrooms

    En-Suite Bedrooms

  • Residents Dancing With Entertainer

    Live Entertainment


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Derwent Lodge
West Street
West Sussex
RH14 9LX

[email protected]01403 786832
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