A resident receiving respite care in Bristol

Respite care

Explore our respite and short term care

You can book a respite care stay in our Bristol and North Somerset care homes just like a hotel. Here you should find all the information you need to get you started with our respite care in Bristol and North Somerset and if you have any other questions our friendly team will be happy to chat to you.

A lady plays cards during her stay for respite care in Bristol

What is respite and short term care?

Respite care and short term care for older people usually involves a temporary stay in a care home environment. It can offer some valuable time for the primary caregiver/s to rest and take part in important aspects of life which might otherwise be hard to access such as seeing friends. For the older person the respite stay offers the chance to take part in life in the care home, meet likeminded individuals and access services on offer such as on-site physiotherapy. This may be particularly helpful if joining us after a stay in hospital.

Respite care may also be offered in a day centre environment, such as our Dementia Day Service at Westbury Fields retirement village.

Respite care at St Monica Trust

Organising a respite care stay is a simple process in our care homes in Bristol and North Somerset. Choose when you would like to check in and out, any time between one and six weeks. Speak to our friendly team who will guide you through the process. Then enjoy all our care homes have to offer, from the specialist care and your own en-suite room to the programme of activities to take part in and the chance to socialise with likeminded individuals. For the family or friends of those staying with us it’s a chance to rest and regroup knowing that their loved one is well taken care of by our experienced and caring team.

If you’re staying with us after a stay in hospital, our qualified physiotherapists are on hand. All registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, they have extensive experience in treating a range of conditions from balance to mobility problems. We create restorative care plans built around you and, with our fully equipped physiotherapy suites, we can help you get back to your best.

Where we offer respite care

John Wills House
Westbury Fields (Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol)

Charterhouse
The Chocolate Quarter (Keynsham, Bristol)

Russets and Sherwood
Sandford Station (North Somerset)

The care I received was first class. They could not do enough for me. Nothing was too much trouble. A very happy atmosphere. I found all the staff very jolly and caring.

Resident, John Wills House

Call our care homes directly for more information or to book a tour

Charterhouse - 0117 363 7200
John Wills House - 0117 377 3730
Russets and Sherwood - 01934 825 900

Respite care FAQs

We offer bookable respite care between one and six weeks. If during your stay you decide that you or your loved one would like to become a permanent resident in one of our care homes our admissions team will be able to guide you through this process.

The St Monica Trust physiotherapy team offer physiotherapy and occupational therapy in our care homes, helping our residents to maintain their health, well-being, functional ability and independence. As part of a respite stay our residents are offered a minimum of 2 physiotherapy sessions a week. Occupational therapy is currently available at our John Wills House and Charterhouse care homes.

Our Charterhouse care home in Keynsham and John Wills House care home in Westbury-on-Trym offer bookable nursing respite care. Though there’s generally less availability for respite care at our other care homes, the Russets and Sherwood in North Somerset is from time to time able to offer respite for people living with dementia. Please contact our individual care homes to discuss this further.

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