Caring for a loved one can be challenging and is a responsibility that can weigh heavily emotionally, mentally, and physically. You will need a break to focus on yourself, rest, and readjust at times. Taking time for yourself is crucial, and it’s essential you also prioritise your relaxation and health to continue to provide high-quality care where required.
The concept of going on a short break from your loved one can be daunting, and stress can arise as to what support and companionship they will receive while you’re away. This is where you can consider hiring a short-term, part-time, or live-in carer to care for your loved one.
What is Respite Care?
Respite Care ensures that your loved one’s care and support needs are still met in your absence and offers a much less disruptive service than putting your loved one into temporary residential care. It allows for their home routines to remain in place, and they can stay in comfortable and familiar surroundings. We understand that the concept of allowing someone else to enter your home can be a challenging decision. With this in mind, our staff recognise the importance of planning this temporary care around your needs.
Respite Care is a flexible service that can last between a few days and several weeks, depending on your situation and requirements. It can also be used in an emergency, for example, if you fall ill or need to go to the hospital. Respite Care is also a fantastic approach for you and a loved one if you’re intrigued to get a feel for what a home care service would look like.
Like the other services we offer, Respite Care can support various conditions, including Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Strokes, Cancer and more. We will help you source temporary live-in or part-time residential care. This has the combined benefit of being financially easier than residential care and allows your loved one to remain in the home.
Do I Require Respite Care?
If you are contemplating Respite Care, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you provide full or part-time care to your loved one?
- Does your loved one require assistance while you are away or on a break?
- Do you need a short break away from your responsibilities as a carer?
- Do you want your loved one to remain in their home while you are away?
- What are your loved one’s specific needs?
For more information on our services and how we can assist you, please contact us in the following ways: