Many of our care homes offer day care services. Our Day Care programme offers care, support and activities for elderly people living in the community. You can be assured that we have the empathy and understanding that you would want for your loved one – while you take some time out.
A summer break
We understand that everyone caring for a loved one needs and deserves a break from time to time. Over summer, we will guarantee bed bookings from December to February at some of our care homes, so that you and your family can make holiday plans. It is important to us that your loved one enjoys their time with us at a care home that suits them.
Respite or short stay care can be accessed via respite and carer support funding, or you may choose to pay for the service privately.
“ Our residents can enjoy their summer days with activities that are simple but fun.”
What we have planned
We have a summer holiday inspired menu and activities programme. Your loved one can have a holiday too.
- BBQs, picnics and alfresco dining
- Ice cream, ice blocks and smoothies
- Happy hour
- Sun lounging
- Beach games
- Photography including ‘My Holiday Snaps’
Find a Summer Respite care home:
Bay of Plenty Region
Hawkes Bay Region
Taranaki and Manawatu-Wanganui Regions
If you need more information about our care homes taking summer holiday bookings now, phone 0800 60 80 99
Why is a day activities programme so important?
Caring for someone can be a full time job. And, as a carer it is all too easy to carry on working without a break, not realising how exhausted or stressed you have become.
This can ultimately have an impact on your own health. Activities programmes can give you the chance to relax, regroup your energy and have some much deserved time for yourself, leaving you energised and happier, and with more to give.
Day care can be an important part of caring for an elderly person at home. For people being cared for at home, it can provide a change, the company of different people and some stimulation through other activities, while giving their caregiver a welcome break.
For people living alone, it offers a day out and the opportunity to socialise with other people.
Day care at a glance
The daily programme varies at each care home, below is an example of how your loved ones day may occur.
- Transport to and from is provided
- Varied activities programme
- Main midday meal, home baked morning and afternoon tea, all prepared on site
- An opportunity to meet new friends and catch up with old ones
- Comfortable setting
- Funding assistance available in most cases
Variety and activities
We offer an interesting range of activities, tailored to the interests and abilities of each person. We take care to get to know everyone properly, and always have some one on one social time.
Our caring staff
Our caring staff will take time to understand what you need and what you like. It is very important to us that everyone feels at home while they visit with us.
Medications can be sent with the participants as long as they are accompanied by a script in their name verifying dosages and frequency of medication administration.
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