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Respite Breaks

At Rejuvenation Care Services we provide respite breaks for Seniors & Younger Adults. We produce quarterly newsletters detailing breaks available. Each break is inclusive of the following:

Assessment visit to client's home - to determine care needs and devise a detailed care- plan, discuss locations, activities and general outline of the break, tailoring it, as much as possible to each client's requirements.

Research - staff visit and assess locations, activities and venues available in particular areas prior to trips being organised. This provides clients with real choices and ensures that the trip is client focused.

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Door to door transport - clients are collected from their home address on the day of departure and returned there at the end of the break. We accommodate walking frames and manual wheelchairs. Vehicles used include a Kia Carnival, which seats up to 8 people and a Toyota Hiace Commuter bus, seating up to twelve. When required we also charter a BCI Hybrid coach, 41 Seats or up to 10 Wheelchairs, Air-conditioning, Lap-sash seatbelts and plenty of under floor storage for luggage and equipment.

Excellent Accommodation - we use good quality holiday homes and apartments providing a high standard of cleanliness, comfortable furnishings, cooking facilities, easy access to bedrooms, bathrooms, toilets and entertainment areas. For high care breaks, the properties used have disability facilities, including - exterior ramps for easy wheelchair access, walk in showers, grab rails, raised toilet seats and hoists.

Meals - Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are provided throughout the break and dietary requirements are accommodated. Menus are planned using the dietary information supplied by each client.

Social outings and activities - are provided during the respite break and may include in home entertainment such as video nights, outdoor barbecues and general fun activities e.g. outings to local scenic attractions, social clubs, theatres and restaurants. We make every effort to access activities available to the general public, thereby enabling clients to participate in typical community events.

Assistance - is provided throughout the break by professional care staff. Each client will have a care-plan detailing his/her daily routine and the assistance required with activities of daily living. This may include general supervision, toileting, showering, administering medication from a Webster pack and arranging District Nursing visits if required. Household tasks such as bed making, cooking, shopping and laundry are also catered for. Care staff ratio to clients is dependent upon client need, but generally would be 1:4 for low care and 1:1 or 1: 2 for high care clients. Care staff is available throughout the day and evening, for high care breaks there is waking staff in the property throughout the night.



1:4 independent or low care requirements

  • Client demonstrates independence in most activities of daily living.
  • Client demonstrates moderate to high levels of social skills.
  • Manages daily hygiene with minimal assistance.
  • Manages to make a sandwich or a drink independently.
  • Understands and is able to carry out instructions.

    1: 2 moderate / some high care requirements

  • Client demonstrates moderate to high levels of physical or cognitive impairment.
  • Requires prompting or assistance with activities of daily living, personal hygiene, toileting, washing, dressing, - e.g. may not choose appropriate clothing or put it on correctly if unassisted.
  • Requires constant supervision when out in the community as may wander off and become lost.
  • Requires assistance at meal times, food may need to be cut up, client may need prompting /instruction on how to feed him/herself.
  • May demonstrate short term memory loss, anxiety or agitation. May also behave inappropriately - due to cognitive impairment e.g. acquired brain injury.

    1: 1 high care requirements

  • Client is totally dependent with activities of daily living and/ or may have a high level of cognitive impairment.
  • Requires full assistance with personal hygiene, showering, oral care, dressing, toileting.
  • Requires assistance at mealtimes - may need to be fed.
  • Requires staff to be available at all times whilst out in the community, needs to be supervised constantly.
  • May demonstrate short and/or long term memory loss, anxiety or agitation. May also behave inappropriately - due to cognitive impairment e.g. frontal lobe dementia.
  • Staff member required throughout the night as Client will need assistance. The above is a general outline of our 3/5 day breaks, the cost is dependent upon client need and the staff ratio requirement. (See fee schedule)
  • Staffing at Rejuvenation Care Services:

    Staff comes from a variety of backgrounds and includes social workers, registered and trainee nurses and personal care attendants qualified in first aid and aged/ disability care. All have undergone a police check and have references of suitability.


    Rejuvenation Care Services has current Community Care Broad Form Liability Insurance which allows us to provide a range of services, including respite breaks for Seniors and Younger Adults. Fully Comprehensive Car Insurance, business usage for transporting clients.


    Proprietor: Kate Marshall Registered Nurse (level 2) (1983) - Greenwich and Bexley School of Nursing, Woolwich, London, England. Dip Social Work (2001) - Christchurch University College, Canterbury, England.

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