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Leave Loved Ones in Safe Hands While you are Away

As a carer, it can be difficult to get away for a break. A professional carer will ensure your loved ones receive everything they need in your absence.
If you are responsible for the day to day care needs of a dependent parent, spouse or friend, the responsibility can sometimes become a little overwhelming. One of the most difficult aspects is that you can feel tied to your commitments 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This can ultimately be unhealthy for you and indeed for the person relying on your care. We all need a little bit of down time, and without it you will find yourself at best irritable and at worst facing physical or psychological illnesses of your own.
You might feel that you have no choice other than to keep soldiering on, but did you realise that other live in care options are available, even as a short-term measure, to give you a chance to recharge your batteries?

Putting people first

The ethos behind professional live in care provision is to put the needs of the householder first. Your carer will ensure that everyday routines, meals and so on are exactly the way you want them to be.
But it is not all about meals and personal care. A live in carer provides the company and companionship that your loved ones rely on so much, for the best possible quality of life.

Short term needs

As well as needing an opportunity to take a time out, there are all sorts of other commitments that can arise, meaning you need to be away for a few days or weeks.
As a carer, it is only too easy to find that your life becomes an extension of the person for whom you are caring, and to end up disregarding your own needs. This is not fair on anyone, and if you are not careful can lead to personal problems of your own, and even feelings of resentment towards the person on whom you are devoting all your care.

Professional carers

Live in carers are professionally trained and subject to all the usual police and background checks. You and your loved one will have the opportunity to meet the carer first, and ensure that they are a perfect fit for the circumstances.
They will be experienced in providing all aspects of personal care, as well as household duties, such as cooking and cleaning.
But most important of all, they will approach their duties with patience, empathy and a sense of humour, through good times and bad. To a professional carer, it is more than just a job, and you can be sure that your loved one has the best possible care, attention and company.