Respite Care

At Meallmore, we understand that there are times when individuals may require a temporary living arrangement at a care home. This is known as respite, which refers to a short stay in a care home that can range from a few days to a couple of weeks.

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FAQs - Find a Care Home Near You

Explore our most commonly asked questions.

Can I visit a home to get a feel for life there?

We always say that the best way to experience what one of our Meallmore Care Homes is like is to come and pay us a visit. This way you'll get a chance to speak with our team and find out more. We actively encourage you to check both the Care Inspectorate Site and listings before you visit, these can often provide a very useful insight to what a home is like from the point of view of both residents, their families and friends.

What Are the Costs and What’s Included?

Our fees are comprehensive and cover accommodation, meals, personal care, and most activities. Additional charges may apply for specific treatments or certain activities outside our standard offerings. For up to date pricing please contact us directly.

What is a care home?

A care home provides tailored care, support, and accommodation for individuals who require assistance with daily living activities, medical needs, or emotional support. These homes are designed to offer a safe and supportive environment for older adults, individuals with specific health conditions, or those needing specialised care due to physical or mental challenges.

Care homes provide various levels of support, from basic assistance with everyday tasks like bathing and dressing to more specialised nursing care and dementia support. They offer a range of amenities, including comfortable living quarters, communal spaces, and structured activities to promote social interaction and mental stimulation.

The team at a care home are trained professionals who offer personalised care, aiming to enhance the quality of life for the residents by addressing their unique needs and ensuring a safe and homely atmosphere. All Meallmore care homes cater to a spectrum of care requirements, providing a supportive community for individuals who may need additional help with day-to-day activities and overall well-being.

What is the difference between a care home and at home care?

A care home is a residential building where individuals live full-time, receiving care, accommodation, and support in a communal setting. Residents have access to 24/7 care, meals, and various activities within the home. It's suitable for those needing a higher level of care, as it provides a secure and supervised environment, often catering to medical and personal care needs.

Home care, on the other hand, involves receiving care and support services while continuing to live in one's own home. Caregivers visit the individual at home to provide assistance with daily activities, medication management, and medical support, allowing the person to maintain their independence in a familiar environment. Home care services can range from occasional visits to 24/7 care, depending on the individual's needs and the care provider's offerings.

Choosing Meallmore over care at home offers a comprehensive, supportive, and enriching environment that extends beyond the essential care services provided at home. With Meallmore, residents access a vibrant community, receiving round-the-clock professional care within a secure, homely, and engaging environment. The care homes provide not just dedicated care but also a full spectrum of social activities, communal dining, safety, and on-site medical support. This setting promotes a sense of community, encourages social interaction, and offers tailored care plans. It's a holistic approach designed to enhance the quality of life, emotional well-being, and social connections for residents in a comfortable, secure, and homely environment.

What is the criteria for going into a care home?

The criteria for entering a care home typically involves a combination of individual needs and assessments. The primary factors often include the individual's health conditions, mobility, and the ability to perform daily tasks without assistance.

Assessments by social services or healthcare professionals may also help determine the level of care required. Eligibility might also involve considering the level of support needed, such as help with personal care, health conditions, or the need for a safe environment due to limitations in independent living.

Financial considerations, in terms of available funds or access to funding, also play a vital role. Generally, it's about ensuring that the care home can meet the individual's specific care needs and that it's the most suitable environment for their well-being.

How do I make sure I choose the right care home?

When choosing a Meallmore care home, we prioritise understanding the individual's unique needs, focusing on personalised care plans designed to ensure the highest quality of life. Our range of care homes across Scotland offers diverse services, such as nursing, dementia, and specialised adult care, coupled with tailored activities and engaging programs.

Our approach involves not only addressing physical well-being but also nurturing social connections and emotional support. Each Meallmore care home is a community that fosters a homely atmosphere while providing specialised care services. Our dedicated colleagues, comprehensive facilities, and commitment to delivering exceptional care are some of the key features that set Meallmore apart when selecting the right care home for you or your loved one.