Although Brian Lewis House is mostly geared to providing long-term accommodation, sometimes it is possible to provide short-term accommodation for elderly individuals – normally up to four or five days but sometimes for a number of weeks.
This type of service is typically valuable for families or carers who need a short break from looking after an elderly relative. The house is also suitable for residents of other Abbeyfield homes who would like a short break from their usual environment.
Short-stay residents are provided with their own room, with ensuite bathroom, and have full access to all the services and facilities offered at Brian Lewis House, just like long-term residents.
Individuals wanting a respite stay at Brian Lewis House need to meet the same eligibility criteria as long-term residents.
After an initial respite stay, they may come back again from time to time for short-stays, subject, of course, to availability of a room. If the gap is longer than six months, though, the Society will ask for an update on the individual’s medical condition.
Short stays are charged for in terms of daily fee, whilst longer stays are charged on a weekly basis. The Society can sometimes assist in obtaining benefit or charitable grants, if needed, to pay for short-term respite care.
For further information, contact the Society’s Administrator on 01865 790439