How does respite care work?

Providing ongoing care for a loved one can certainly be challenging – and, at times, exhausting. If you are a full-time or part-time carer and would like temporary respite from providing care, IP Homecare offer temporary care for the period of time that is best suited to meet your needs.

For some, our short-term respite care services provide family members and carers with the time and space they need to recharge their batteries. Many decide to take a short holiday with friends or relatives. For others, respite home care may provide the time they need to help cope with a difficult problem or situation, such as a planned hospital operation or family commitments far from home.

Short term respite care can be helpful for a variety of reasons, including care after hospital discharge or following time spent in a residential care home. Having a temporary live-in carer on hand provides peace of mind for family members that their loved one is being cared for while they are away.

Short term respite care for your loved one

Short term home care is often requested by family members who find themselves as the main carer to a relative or loved one. They often arrange a temporary live-in carer for reassurance of mind whilst they are on holiday, or to provide a respite period.

Regardless of the situation, our short term home care services guarantee continuity of care for your loved one. Whether they are younger or older, our respite carers will listen closely to your preferences to ensure that all duties are carried out exactly as you would like them to be. We are experienced in dealing with a range of conditions, and we also offer hospital discharge care for those who need support after coming out of hospital.

Respite carers who make a difference

After making an initial call to IP Homecare, we would like to arrange to meet you and the person you are caring for to find out more about them. We work hard to make sure that our respite care at home services are focused solely on our customers’ emotional and physical needs. We aim to work closely with you to make sure that the small things that make all the difference are known to, and noted by, our very highly trained, caring and professional staff. We aim to maintain any routine that your loved one has, which may include maintaining regular activities and interests and ensuring that any disruption is kept to an absolute minimum.

Arrange respite care at home in 3 easy steps

Do you want to find out more about how to get a short-term live-in carer? If you’re thinking about respite care at home – we’re happy to talk things through with you. It really is that simple.

1) Call our friendly care team

Call our care team today on 0800 471 4741 or email us to arrange someone to call you back.


Free care assessment2) Book a FREE home care assessment

A local care manager will visit you and your loved one at home, hospital or a location of your choice to discuss your care requirements and the type of live in carer you need.

3) Choose the right Carer

We’ll source a selection of live-in carers which we feel most accurately suit your requirements. We will then send you a profile of each carer for selection.