Tagsa Uibhist Respite Care Home
A story by Doigheag Respite Care Home
Tagsa Uibhist are now providing a personalised respite support service within our unique respite care cottage.
The service is registered as a care home but we strive to keep it as homely as possible making sure there is flexible times for meals and people do not need to go to bed an get up before they are ready. Carers can book 1 week or a few days depending on what they need.
What Tagsa Uibhist Respite Care Home did
Doigheag Respite Care Home was really busy throughout 2014 to early 2015. We had people booking and staying for short breaks ongoing, since the end of May this year we have not been so busy and we had no bookings for June at all. We did provide 1 week 24 hour respite at home for a lady with dementia, her husband had not been able to have a break since his wife developed dementia in 2013. He was really delighted with the care his wife received and the family dog! He would be contacting us again for another break later in the year, his wife is happier and more settled at home and he felt this respite support at home was really suitable and flexible to accommodate his wife's needs.
July and August 2015 we had 3 people supported in our respite cottage. One person had not stayed with us before and he really enjoyed the break and said he would be coming back later in the year. During his break with us he also had friends coming round to take him out for lunch or dinner or to see a concert / mobile cinema. He really enjoyed getting out and was delighted with the flexibility of the support he could get.
Mrs M was very comfortable with us during her stay and had been looking forward to going home. There was a case review on the following Tuesday with her social worker and local authority home care staff were in place to commence her care at home support service. However Mrs M became very unwell and went into a semi coma. The doctor visited and gave a diagnoses that Mrs M would not recover the family were all present at the time of the doctors visit.
The family requested that Mrs M stay within our respite care home until she passed away Mrs M was the only person staying with us at the time the family were clearly upset but they felt they had family privacy and peacefulness for Mrs M's final hours.
Mr J recovered the next day and was much brighter and able to communicate clearly. Mr J enjoyed his respite stay with us and returned home after 1 week.
The family felt able to continue caring for him after the respite and they appreciated the break.
Mrs A really enjoyed her 2 week stay and would definitely be coming back. Mrs A's other family members visited and also neighbours and friends. The main family carer had a really good break and got to visit her daughter and grandchildren who all live in England.