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Respite breaks for Carers

Providing ongoing care for a loved one can certainly be challenging – and, at times, exhausting. If you are responsible for the day-to-day care needs of a dependent relative 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 respite care options are available, even as a short-term measure from as little as 3 days to give you a chance to recharge your batteries?

Live-in Care

Live-in care is an alternative to a care home where a Carer will “live in” with your loved one and provide 24/7 care all in the comfort of their own home. Whilst you’re on holiday or taking a break, a personal Live-in carer will ensure that everyday routines, meals and so on are exactly the way you want them to be thus ensuring complete peace of mind for families.

However,  it is not all about preparing meal 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 Respite Care

As a carer, it can be difficult to go on holiday or take a break. 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. Using our respite care service, a professional Live-in carer from Independent People Homecare will ensure your loved ones receive everything they need in your absence all in the comfort of their own home.

Professional Live-in Carers

All of our Live in carers are professionally trained and are rigorously police checked and constantly managed to ensure they are providing the highest level of care.  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 24 hours per day, 7 days per week all in the comfort of their own home.

To find out how we can help you or a loved one take a break this summer, please call or email: hello@iphomecare.co.uk to arrange a FREE no obligation respite care assessment.