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Respite Care

Upper Mead Care Home provides exceptional respite care in the heart of historic Henfield, West Sussex. Our dedicated team and fantastic facilities ensure that your loved ones receive the highest level of care and support during their stay. Whether you’re exploring options for a long-term residence or need a short-term solution while you take a well-deserved break, Upper Mead is here to provide a comfortable, family-like environment.

What is Respite Care?

Respite care is short-term care designed to give primary caregivers a temporary break from their responsibilities. It provides an opportunity for caregivers to rest, recharge, or attend to other commitments, knowing their loved ones are in safe hands. For example, a caregiver might need time off to handle personal matters, take a holiday, or recover from an illness. Respite care ensures that their loved ones continue to receive the best possible care during this period. 

At Upper Mead Care Home, our respite care programme offers the perfect retreat, whether it’s for a few weeks or a few months. Our skilled nursing staff are trained to provide comprehensive support tailored to each resident’s needs, including medical care, daily living assistance, and companionship. With access to our excellent facilities, such as the hair salon, private courtyard, and dynamic activities programme, residents can enjoy a fulfilling and engaging experience while their primary caregivers take a much-needed break.

Why Choose Respite Care at Upper Mead?

At Upper Mead, we understand that every day brings new experiences and challenges. Our respite care is designed to cater to the unique needs of each individual, ensuring they feel at home from the moment they arrive. We pride ourselves on creating a true family environment where residents can connect with like-minded individuals and feel supported by our compassionate team. Our care home boasts exceptional facilities, including 47 en-suite bedrooms, communal lounges, a hair salon, and a private courtyard. Residents can relax and socialise in our inviting dining room while enjoying their favourite refreshments. We encourage residents to live active and fulfilling lives through our dynamic activities programme, offering something for everyone, whether it’s gardening in the courtyard or participating in one of our many social events. Our professional team is available around the clock to provide medical support, companionship, and assistance with daily activities, ensuring residents are comfortable and well-cared for at all times.

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Experience Respite Care at Upper Mead Care Home in Henfield

Choosing respite care at Upper Mead Care Home in Henfield, West Sussex, means entrusting your loved ones to a dedicated team committed to their happiness and well-being. Our beautiful facilities, active lifestyle programmes, and 24/7 nursing care ensure that every resident receives the attention and support they deserve.

For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact our admissions team at 01273 492 870 or Email [email protected].

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Respite Care FAQs

How to Arrange Respite Care?

Arranging respite care at Upper Mead is straightforward. Simply contact our admissions team to discuss your needs, schedule a visit, and complete the necessary paperwork. We’ll work with you to create a personalised care plan that suits your loved one’s requirements.

Why is Respite Care Important?

Respite care is crucial for both caregivers and their loved ones. It provides caregivers with the necessary time to rest and rejuvenate, preventing burnout and promoting their well-being. For residents, it offers a change of environment, opportunities to socialise, and access to professional care and support.

How Long is Respite Care?

The duration of respite care at Upper Mead can vary based on individual needs. Our all-inclusive packages range from a couple of weeks to a few months, providing flexibility to suit different circumstances.

Who Funds Respite Care?

Funding for respite care can come from various sources, including personal savings, insurance, and government programmes. Our team can provide guidance on potential funding options and help navigate the application process.

What is Respite Care for Adults?

Respite care for adults involves providing short-term care and support for older adults, allowing their primary caregivers to take a break. It includes assistance with daily activities, medical care, and opportunities for social interaction and engagement in a safe, nurturing environment.

Life at Upper Mead

  • Upper Mead Care Home Garden

    Private Courtyard

  • Dining Room at Upper Mead Care Home


  • bedroom at upper mead care home

    En-Suite Bedrooms

  • Living Room Upper Mead Care Home

    Communal Lounges

  • Upper Mead minibus

    Dynamic Activities Programme

  • Hair Salon at Upper Mead Care Home

    Hair Salon


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Upper Mead Care Home
Fabians Way
West Sussex

[email protected]01273 492 870
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