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Respite Care

Penrose Court warmly welcomes anyone who is looking for a place to rest and recover. If you are looking for short term care for a loved one or yourself for any reason, we have a number of options that are perfect for you. 

A short stay in Penrose Court can help people recuperate faster after being ill or spending time in hospital, also allowing time for adaptations to be made to an individual’s home. Many will also schedule a trial stay to determine whether the facility is a good fit for them as their new home.

At Penrose Court, we make sure each of our residents enjoys a welcoming and enjoyable stay, whether it’s on a short or long-term basis.

What Does Respite Care Mean?

Respite care can take many forms, individuals may organise short stays at Penrose Court for themselves after a hospital stay or illness. Short respite stays can also provide a crucial break for carers to do daily chores, go on holiday or simply have some well-earned time off whilst residents often enjoy the chance to meet new people and try out new activities.

A respite stay could be anything from a couple of weeks to a few months – depending on each individual’s needs. Respite care is ideal for those looking for convalescence, either following a hospital stay or an illness. Many people also arrange a trial stay as a temporary resident to see if the home is the right choice for them as their new home.

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Our Approach To Respite Care

At Penrose Court we are committed to ensuring that you and your loved ones have total peace of mind. All of our short- term residents received the same great level of personal-centred care that our long stay community does, we really do offer a home-from-home. 

Our respite care packages are designed to allow people a little R&R whether that be the carer or the person being cared for. Individuals may also choose to join us for a short stay just to recharge their batteries before going back to independent living. Whatever the reason for choosing respite care you will be assured of a warm welcome at Penrose Court.

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Is Respite Care The Best Option?

Caring for an elderly, ill, or disabled family member is a demanding job and no one is equipped to do it alone. Finding respite care services can provide a vital break. Our fully trained team at Penrose Court can provide help and guidance to current and future residents and their family and friends when it comes to selecting the right path to take.

How We Care For You

Prior to your arrival, our Home Manager, will be delighted to have a full consultation with you to discuss your needs and requirements and tell you everything you need to know about Penrose Court.

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Included in Our Respite Care

Each and every resident will have access to activities and supplementary services covered in the cost of their stay, including the following medical care:

Access to a GP

GP appointments for residents can arranged and attended either on their own, or with the help of one of our team members.


Physiotherapy sessions, which may be booked through GP or privately, can help our residents in regaining a normal sense of their wellbeing.


No matter how often it’s required, our residents will have access to our own private Chiropodist who visits every 6 weeks, or arrangements can be made with their own NHS Chiropodist if needed more often.

Dental Service

A dentist will be available to all residents who require dental treatment, at no additional cost.

Optical Service

For any residents who have optical-related concerns, an optician will be accessible to them at no extra expense.

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Everyday Life at Penrose Court

Set in the market town of Biggleswade, Penrose Court is nestled between the exclusive Kings Reach development and the magnificent countryside, which boasts phenomenal scenery. Penrose Court is built on the philosophy that each individual should have a fulfilled life by enjoying a lifestyle that they deserve, enabled by our caring and supportive environment. You have got your own space behind your bedroom door, but you can have as much or as little company as you like here.

Request a Callback

If you have any queries or issues, please contact our friendly staff at Penrose Court. Fill out our Enquiry Form, call us on 01767 777 000, or email us at with your questions. We’d be delighted to help in whatever way we can.