Supporting someone 24/7 can be tough going. Respite care provides relief for regular carers, giving people time off and the opportunity to recharge batteries. It can also help the person receiving care and support at home…
Every family knows what it’s like to be on top of each other every day, week after week. It can be stressful. It can put a strain on relationships.
When someone in the family is acting as a care giver, the pressures can be even greater.
Sometimes, being able to take a break (no matter how brief) can benefit all concerned. If a carer is unhappy, stressed or under pressure this can impact on the person receiving the care.
That’s the last thing anybody wants.
Respite care allows continuity
Side by Side Care offers a range of at-home care plans. Offering respite care is just one of the things we do. It gives families great flexibility and allow continuity, as the person receiving care can remain at home.
The alternative can sometimes cause distress. A spell in a care home, or even a hospital unit, is the last thing someone with care needs wants. That means moving from their home, and away from the community they know.
Using a respite care team avoids putting the person you care for in unfamiliar surroundings. It could also be difficult for other family and friends to visit them, making things additionally stressful for everyone.
Carers who look after a family member often get little respite from the duties and tasks they perform. A few days rest can recharge batteries and restore enthusiasm.
Having support in place for the carer provides real peace of mind. Knowing that you can have some time off is heartening and will keep you going. You will be confident that the incoming carer is a fully trained professional.
Use a specialist care provider
Being there 24/7 and helping someone you love can be incredibly rewarding. However, it can also become very demanding.
Side by Side Care can provide specialist respite care and support to the people who are caring for someone else. If it helps, we can arrange to meet before the respite care commences. That gives everyone concerned time to adjust, to get familiar and build trust.
Of course our involvement doesn’t mean that we take over your role – we provide a back-up service that will give you the opportunity to take a well-earned, stress-free break from caring.
How often do you need respite care?
Respite care doesn’t have to mean weeks or months away. A carer will see the benefit of just a few Hours or a few days off. If this suits everyone involved, maybe this becomes a regular arrangement – perhaps the same time every month.
If you or a carer you know would like more information about respite care and how Side by Side Care can support you and your family, call us on 01270 627755.
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