Community Respite Care Bed Service
In the interests of our residents and staff members, we have made the very difficult decision to temporarily close our Community Respite Care Bed, in line with advice from government health bodies. Due to the increased risk of the coronavirus, our duty of care is with our existing residents, to ensure they remain safe and healthy. We have spoken to all our upcoming respite residents, and explained the situation. The spare room will be used by a resident who requires long term care, to ensure that the resource is not wasted. Thank you for your cooperation, understanding and patience during these uncertain times.
Since the loss of the GP beds in 2014 we have had regular feedback that the respite service is missed by local people.
In 2015/16 the Charlotte Straker Team planned a brand new Community Respite Care Bed and after the local community raised the £132,000 funding required we are able to provide one free of charge community respite bed for local people to provide respite for carers/hard pressed families. This community respite care bed is now part of our core service.
Each respite room costs CSP ~ £46,500 per year to provide.
About our Respite Care Service
Charlotte Straker has set aside one room to offer a short-term respite care package, subject to availability, for either nursing or residential clients who do not require long stay or permanent admission to a care home.
This room is fully equipped and on the ground floor in the Graham Grant wing.
Who will be eligible?
- Age 65 or over. If the client is younger then staff will seek CQC approval.
- Those who need care at home and cannot be managed easily without the main carer(s). To provide support for those carers who give personal care.
- This may include clients with long term conditions, and /or disabilities. e.g. chronic neurological illness such as Parkinson Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and others such as Stroke, COPD, diabetes, cancer.
- The frail and elderly are eligible.
How much does it cost?
There will be no charge for short stays in this community respite bed. The monies needed to fund this service will in part been raised by the charity through fundraising events, part of the regular donations by ‘Friends of Charlotte Straker’ and donations from the local community. These efforts will continue to ensure future funding of the respite bed. We are happy to receive any donation of whatever size to support this service. Any donations will be channelled back into funding the respite service.