Compassionate Health Care
in Henleaze, Bristol
'As soon as I walked into Ashbourne House, I was aware of a happy, friendly 'home-from-home' atmosphere. Mum has lived there for nearly three years and she has always been treated with great care and respect.'
February 2016 Angela, Daughter of Resident
Caring for an elderly person can be very demanding and tiring. The residential respite care services offered at Ashbourne House Care Home are designed to provide an essential break, whilst ensuring peace of mind that your loved one is in a safe and welcoming place.
Our convalescent services provide the short-term professional residential respite care you might need after an injury or surgery. This is often the perfect alternative to a hospital environment during the recovery process.
Ashbourne House Care Home tailors our respite care to the needs of each individual and our qualified staff have specialist expertise in supporting older people who have forms of Alzheimer’s and dementia, physical disabilities or restricted mobility.
We understand the importance of respite care and the short-term, temporary relief it offers to people who care for family members. Many families take great pride in providing care to their loved ones, but sometimes the responsibility can be overwhelming without support. Respite at Ashbourne House Care Home provides a well-earned break for the family caregiver - offering an opportunity for them to recharge their own batteries - and can also offer a positive experience for the person receiving the care.
It can also be a valuable break for older people too – a chance to meet new people, enjoy a change of scenery and maybe even try new activities and experiences.
Coronavirus: Care home visits to resume in England
Care home residents in England can begin to be reunited with one of their loved ones, the government has said, as it publishes new guidance. Visits will resume in care homes once local authorities and local public health directors say it is safe. Residents will be limited to seeing the same one visitor, where possible, the guidance says.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it was now possible to "carefully and safely" allow visits to care homes, while taking into account "local knowledge and circumstances for each care home".
Music for Dementia celebrates 30,000 listeners
The internet radio station which was developed specifically for people with dementia and their carers shows music has been accessed by more than 15,000 devices from within homes and care settings and with listeners streaming 383,000 tracks, the online station has already been enjoyed by an estimated one in 20 people living with dementia across the UK.
According to Alzheimer’s Society, the number of people with dementia is set to rise from 850,000 today to more than a million by 2025.
WATCH: The dementia guide from The Alzheimer's Society
This fascinating video takes a look at the lives of those affected by the diagnosis of dementia. It provides an insight to coping mechanisms and contains helpful information for anyone taking on a caring role.
The video talks about dementia and the treatments, support and services that are available, including how to decide on the most suitable care home for yourself or loved one. You'll find information about how you can live as well as possible with dementia and about making plans for the future.
For further advice on how to deal with dementia care, convalescent, respite or palliative care, or if you have any questions about how Ashbourne House Care Home could help, please use the contact form to get in touch. We are one the longest established, family run residential care homes for the elderly in Bristol, and we’re here to help.