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Respite Care

Respite care is a very important service care homes offer that can be beneficial for both the person staying and their family. At Parklands Lodge, our facilities and dedicated team provide the ideal environment for respite.

Respite care can have several uses, but all focus your loved one’s wellbeing; from their comfort to their happiness, our job is to make their time with us as enjoyable as possible. Below are some examples of when respite care may be appropriate.

Transitioning from hospital

When a friend or family member has been in hospital and is ready to leave, but not quite ready to go home. This can be for someone who is feeling a little frail and would like the support of care professionals to help them back to health, before heading back home. Often, respite care is required urgently, but we’re always on hand to assist with unplanned or last-minute stays.   

Holiday respite

Where there’s an elderly loved one living independently but has the support of family or friends who are going on holiday, respite care can be an option. This service provides both the temporary resident and their friends and family with comfort in the knowledge that there’s always support on hand. The resident can enjoy the warm and sociable environment of one of our lodges, taking part in daily activities and making use of our fantastic facilities.  

Relief care

Sometimes we all need a break, especially carers, but also the person they’re caring for. For example, caring for somebody with a form of Dementia, like Alzheimer’s, can be a challenge. Relief care can be an option for those who need the time to recharge, offering both the carer and the loved one an opportunity for a break.

An Introduction to care

Respite care isn’t always just for an unplanned stay, holiday cover or relief; it can provide the perfect introduction to care for those loved ones that are hesitant or unsure if it’s for them. Introductory stays give the prospective resident, their family and friends an opportunity to see how a care home fits.


Find out more

Our brochure covers everything you need to know about life at Parklands Lodge. click below to find out more about our care home and the nursing services it offers.


“Rooms are spotless and very comfortable. Lounge beautifully furnished, roomy, light. Food exceptional, freshly made, good choice of menu.Visitors can pre-order meals to have with residents. Visitors kitchen a bonus. Sunny aspect garden, relaxing. Manager fabulous. Nothing too much trouble, always time for chat- from a nursing profession he understands all aspects of nursing care. Staff friendly, caring, exceptional. Daily care received is excellent. Treated promptly, kindly and with respect at all times promoting independence. All staff work really hard, very dedicated and attentive. There is no place like home but this is second best! Always feel dad is well cared for and in a safe environment. This really gives us great comfort knowing he is receiving the very best care. We have looked at many nursing homes in the past for a relative and can honestly say that this seems to be the best in Southport. I would not hesitate to recommend Parkland Lodge to anyone. Keep up the good work! You are very much appreciated.”