What is Respite and Day Care?

At Worcester Lodge we recognise how demanding caring for your loved ones can sometimes feel. We are therefore delighted to be able to offer both respite (short term residential placements) and day care services for those living with dementia.

Whether it is Respite or Day Care, these facilities can enable family carers to have some time to themselves with the peace of mind that their loved one is experiencing the highest quality of care, wellbeing and fulfilment in a safe and enriching environment. In addition, Day Care services have the ability to relieve isolation and loneliness sometimes encountered by those living independently.

Respite and Day Care at Worcester Lodge


As a day care visitor or as a respite resident, you immediately become part of the Worcester Lodge family, enjoying all that we have to offer. This includes our extensive activity program incorporating musical and physical therapy, yoga, outings, and make a wish events to name just a few.

We can also offer either a bath or shower, a visit by our  professional hairdresser (additional charges apply) and of course enjoy a choice of high quality home cooked lunch options and refreshments throughout the day. At Worcester Lodge we offer a complimentary ‘taster day’ for anyone considering using our day care services.

Day Care and Respite FAQ’s

Days start at around 9am and continue up to 6pm. We are however entirely flexible around your timings to be able fit in with you or your loved one’s daily life.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide direct transport for Day Care services.

Day Care charges are £65 per day, which includes all meals, snacks and daily activities. If there is a special outing on that day, for example a trip to the theatre, additional costs may apply.

Yes, we support all our residents if they need assistance in this area. We have both a bath and wet room facilities for bathing or hair washing if necessary.

Absolutely, we can prearrange these services on specific days and are charged separately.

The room rates for Respite Care are the same as for long term residential care and vary depend on the size and location as well as the room facilities provided. Prices start from £747 per week.

We offer a minimum length of stay of one week, and up to 8 weeks. Any time during your stay you decide that you or your loved one would like to become a permanent resident; our management team will be able to assist you with the process.

A relative shares their thoughts


'David was in Respite Care at Worcester Lodge, and it did take the first week for him to settle but I was pleased he was walking and talking more when returning home. He now goes to the home 2 days a week for Day Care, which seems to work well. We get really good vibes from the staff, who all seem so caring and cheerful.'

Jill W

Contact Worcester Lodge

Call us on 01275 874 031  |  admin@worcesterlodge.co.uk