5 Surprising Joys of a Care Home Holiday
When you think of a care home, you probably don’t associate it with a summer staycation – but we’re here to tell you differently.
Relaxing in the garden with friends, eating cake and drinking cocktails – not a bad way to spend the summer! There are so many things to look forward to by spending your warmer months in a Berkley care home. Here are just five of the most common reasons.
When you holiday with Berkley, you get to experience a vast range of activities, every single day. Each of our homes has a dedicated events organiser, whose passion is entertainment! Activities include anything and everything from pottery, to baking, to flower arranging, and of course, our famous sing-alongs to live entertainment or take part in a sit-down boogie!
In addition to activities within the home, regular day trips are a firm favourite with our residents which can include a visit to the seaside, local heritage sites, or simply outings around town. As well as the reassurance of having expert care on hand 24/7, a respite stay in a Berkley Care Home is also a holiday in the truest sense of the word.
Making New Connections
We love to watch friendships blossom between residents during their stay with us. People who were once strangers become kindred spirits, finding joy in the activities they take part in, appreciating mocktails in the garden, and even sharing life anecdotes over an evening meal.
Grand holidays with friends do not need to be a thing of the past, share your summer with like-minded individuals and make new friends.
Peace of Mind For Everyone
If you’re a family member looking to go away over the summer, but you’re worried to leave an elderly loved one alone, then a short stay at a Berkley Care Home is perfect for you. No matter the level of care required, all services are tailored to suit our residents, even if they need specialist dementia or nursing care, staff are available 24/7.
Everyone’s independence is treasured in a Berkley Care Home so that residents can continue to live life the way they choose, but with the added reassurance that we’re here if needed, meaning all family members can rest easy during their summer holidays. Everybody wins.
No More Housework
No matter how old you are, who really enjoys housework? When you’re on holiday especially, it’s the last thing anyone needs to think about. While you’re with Berkley, there will be no more tiring yourself out with chores, meaning you have more energy to take part in the fun times!
Whilst your family are taking a break from their busy working lives, you should take a break from your busy daily routine too. A short stay allows you to put your feet up and make the most of the all-inclusive facilities, so you can swap out the dishes for a manicure and ditch the vacuuming for a blow-dry.
Dine In Style
One of the most memorable parts of a holiday is often the food you eat, and the same can be said about a stay at a Berkley Care Home. Our chefs are chosen for being the best in the business and they go the extra mile to make our residents’ favourite dishes day in, day out. Or for those with a more inquisitive palette, our chefs love creating new and exotic dishes as well as the firm classics. Our all-inclusive fees mean all food and drink is covered, not just for you, but for your friends and family too. Residents love to show off their new home to friends and family and host a lavish three-course meal, bespoke and served in style.
These are just some of the many ways a summer break at a Berkley Care Home can make for an amazing, memorable summer retreat! What’s more, if you decide you like it so much, there’s always the option to book in again soon, or even make it your home. Our Berkley Breaks are 24/7, 365 days a year.
To book a Berkley Break for yourself or a loved one, Get in touch today to find out more and check availability.