What is Respite and Day Care?

At Osborne House 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 Osborne House


As a day care visitor or as a respite resident, you immediately become part of the Osborne family, enjoying all that we have to offer including 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 to our on-site hair salon and pamper room (specific days only, additional charges apply) and of course enjoy a choice of high quality home cooked lunch options and refreshments throughout the day. At Osborne House 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 £55 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 £800 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


'Our initial approach to Osborne House to provide one day a week respite care for my Father who suffers with Alzheimer’s, was met with warmth and enthusiasm and the subsequent introductory tour was most enlightening. Staff were diligent and proactive and nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them or their managers – questions we all must have when considering such a step for our loved ones, were answered honestly and openly and this has remained so in the intervening period. Caring is their greatest strength!

There are plenty of activities on offer to help stimulate the people they support; music, games, gardening to name but a few as well as reminiscing sessions on a group and one to one basis. Even spending time in the large conservatory at the front of the building watching ships sail up and down the channel was rewarding for him. It always seemed a wrench for him when the time came for him to leave at the end of the day.

Mandy and her team have spent a great deal of time and effort in developing the home since he started his visits and we have been so impressed with the service that, when the time came for full time care, we had no hesitation in seeking permanent accommodation there for him.'

Stephen Bennett

Contact Osborne House

Call us on 01275 871020  |  admin@osbornecarehomes.co.uk