Respite care

Aurem Care can cater for your short term stays with all the care you need.


Respite care, also known as short-term or short-stay care, is a temporary living arrangement for residents within one of our care homes across England and Scotland. It gives both carers, and those being cared for, a bit of time off and a chance to recharge their batteries.

Everyone staying with us for a respite break will receive personalised care, tailored to their individual needs. They’ll have their own furnished room, be welcomed into the home and encouraged to take part in the life of the home and the many activities on offer.


Even though your loved one will only be with us a short time it is important to us that they can continue to enjoy the activities and lifestyle that they have always had. They can also experience new activities and interests with the support of our inclusive community settings.

Our homes offer a wide variety of activities, clubs and lifestyle choices that are tailored to individual needs and residents are free to choose as many as they wish.

Our lifestyles team ensure that regular favourites are punctuated with new experiences, so throughout the week there are always things to do. Activities can vary from a relaxing afternoon tea and arts and crafts to gardening, cooking and exercise classes.

There’s no substitute for seeing our care in action and we warmly welcome you to visit your preferred Aurem Care home.

Frequently asked questions

What is respite care?

Respite care is designed to provide additional support to older people for a shorter period of time compared to a full-time care home stay. Respite care often provides short-term relief for primary caregivers, however, is also there for those who require additional care following an operation or hospital stay.

At Aurem care homes, we ensure each resident that receives respite care is included within our friendly, welcoming community from the offset.

What does respite care provide?

Respite care can offer families and carers a much-needed break. It’s also a great option as part of a post-operative care programme or simply for when your home’s being redecorated.

Most carers tell us they feel guilty when they need a break or want to go on holiday, and they worry that no one will care for their relative the way they do.

Our care teams are passionate about providing individualised, friendly care. Each year, we help families all over the UK to take a break, knowing that their loved ones are in the very best hands in an Aurem home.

Staying with us for a short period can help you to regain your confidence, make new friends, try new activities and take time out.

How much does a respite stay cost and what does it cover?

Our fees will vary depending upon the type of care, accommodation and the length of stay you require. Your chosen home’s manager will be able to talk to you about the fees when you enquire. We also give an indicative price on each care home page in our Key Information documents. Funding care needn’t be a worry. There is more information on this in our Help and advice section.

Who qualifies for respite care?

If you are funding your own care, you can choose to use short-stay services whenever and wherever you want. If you want advice about whether we can provide suitable care and support during your stay, please get in touch for a chat.

If you are part or wholly funding respite care with public funding from a local authority, for example, you will need to go through the public funding assessment process to determine whether you are eligible for a respite stay. This means liaising with your local social services in the first instance.

The next step is to have a conversation with our home manager about the type of care you need, whether this be residential, nursing or dementia care. Don’t worry if you aren’t sure…call for a chat and some advice.

Is respite care always available?

Respite availability varies throughout the year, and different homes have different care services, so it’s recommended that you contact the home manager as far in advance as possible to check if they can accommodate you.


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