If you are one of the millions of people in the UK who are effectively ‘unpaid’ carers, you may be visiting a family member as part of your busy daily schedule or perhaps you have a relative living with you either temporarily or permanently.
It’s vital to have a break. You need time to look after yourself without feeling guilty about the prospect of leaving your loved-one for a period of time.
We realise how demanding care can be and the toll it can take on your other family relationships. To support you, we can provide you with a friendly, trained, professional and well-matched carer who you can rely on to take care of your family member or friend in your absence on a short-term basis. This short break allows you to recharge the batteries, spend time with partner and family to strengthen those important family bonds whilst at the same time being reassured knowing that your loved-one is being well looked after by our carers.
You may want to consider Respite care from as little as one morning or afternoon a week to a 24-hour live-in carer for an extended period. We would initiate a meeting with both yourself and your family member and go through your normal daily regime allowing us to make sure the important details are documented in the care plan.
Many families we work with have found that Respite care is a far more preferable solution than having to make arrangements for placing their loved-one in a care home. Whilst it may only be for a relatively short-term basis, the planning, upheaval, disorientation and unfamiliar surroundings this brings with such a move are often outweighed by the benefits of maintaining the ‘status quo’. Our solution allows the service user to stay in their own home and helps them keep their same familiar routines.
All our experienced and well-matched carers undertake a training course which includes food hygiene and nutrition. This enables us to provide support and knowing what nutrition is required.
We can assist our service users to go out to the shops, carrying bags and putting the groceries away at home or do the shopping without him/her being present to either get their weekly shop or just the essentials. We can again incorporate these tasks within the agreed care plan.