The pressure of caring for a loved one is often intense. It is hard-work, very time consuming, and carers often give little attention to their own needs.
Whether you are ill or are simply exhausted, sometimes a break is essential to the well being of the carer and the person being cared for. Care24SEVEN provide Respite Care as a short-term support service that offers family carers the chance to relax and get their own strength back – without disrupting your loved one unnecessarily.
We can help when:
- You need to take a well-deserved holiday
- You have health problems, perhaps you need hospital treatment
- A regular care service support is required to allow carers breaks to recharge their batteries
- A family carer is considering a new approach to care – a trial service can be a useful test.
Feel free to talk to one of our experts about your particular needs. We want to help to find the right answer for you.
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Our Respite and Holiday Care Service
What is Respite Care?
Respite care can be described as the temporary institutional care of a sick, elderly, or disabled person, respite care offers relief for their usual carer.
Who needs Respite or Holiday Care?
Your loved one may not need a regular health care service, but sometimes you may need a break for a variety of reasons:
- You may be ill yourself
- You might have become exhausted by the demands of caring for another
- You may have duties or responsibilities that take you away from your usual carer role
- You may wish to take a short break or even a full holiday.
In such circumstances, our professional home care package can be an ideal investment in your own wellbeing, which in turn is an investment in your role as a carer.
Alternatively, you may recognise that you need regular respite care to regain your own strength and resilience.
How Does Respite Care Work?
We have two priorities – maintaining the quality and nature of care for your loved one and ensuring you have a complete and relaxing break. Balancing these priorities is our responsibility. Our care services establish the right level of communication and feedback to give you the respite you need, while our care respite teams step in seamlessly and take over your normal caring duties.
Specialist Respite Care
Certain forms of respite care such as respite aged care for senior individuals, and autism respite care, require specific skills and a clear understanding of individual needs – if you require assistance with respite care in special circumstances, please call our team so that they can explore how best to help you.
How Do I Find out If I Am Doing the Best for the Person I Care For?
Every carer wants to ensure the health and wellbeing of the person they look after, but it’s just a fact of life that being a carer leaves very little free time and not much opportunity to find out about new developments in caring, such as mobility aids, updated nutritional guidelines and even recommended exercise regimes. A respite for you can also bring benefits to the person you look after, as our care respite team may be able to introduce new or simpler ways of managing or even show you clever new ways of coping with the demands of being a full-time carer.