Caring for a loved one can be physically and mentally demanding, and much more than purely handling the day-to-day tasks. Especially when caring for a loved one for long periods at a time, the emotional strain can take its toll.
With respite care, a trusted and trained carer steps in to care for your loved one while you have a break. It means you can have some personal time before returning home, fresh and renewed.
Respite care can either be provided through:
Live-in care – where the carer lives in your house, offering support and company day and night
Visiting care – if you need some extra support for a just a few hours each day or each week
Your chosen carer is there to do all the things you normally do. They can live in the home with your loved one or attend on a visiting basis – your tailored plan for care is completely up to you.