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Respite Care - Carers need a minute too

Updated: Jan 12, 2022

Respite care is one of our most valued services that we can provide at Connect Care Services. We understand that caring for a loved one can be extremely rewarding but it can also be incredibly challenging A well rested break can be just what's needed to recharge those batteries and have a little time to yourself.

What is respite?

Respite is a short break, anything from a couple of hours to several weeks, away from caring to give you time to recharge your batteries. You may find that it helps you stay stay well and feel better able to cope with caring.

Common benefits of respite care are;

  • Reduces stress for the carer and family – often leading to greater levels of patience

  • Relieves feelings of frustration and exhaustion increasing well-being

  • Allows carer time to interact with family, friends and the wider community

  • Improved relationship between carer and cared for

  • Allows the person receiving care valuable interaction with other people

Caregiving can be a highly demanding and stressful responsibility, and no one is equipped to do it without some help. Just like the loved ones they care for, caregivers also need support and attention to maintain their own health and well-being. Respite care, which provides caregivers with the opportunity for a temporary rest from their caregiving duties, is designed to do just that.

Respite care for loved ones provides short-term breaks for caregivers that can relieve their stress, renew their energy and restore a sense of balance to their lives. Respite care provides a period of freedom from caregiving duties, while loved ones continue to receive the care they require in a safe, caring and professional environment.

Help with respite care

Sourcing money to pay for respite care can be a worry for many. however there is help out there, Age Uk can be really helpful and informative, helping you understand information on accessing respite funding. You can find out more here.

Finding the right provider

Another concern for many carers is trusting somebody outside of their family unit to trust for a loved one, finding the right care provider is incredibly important, at Connect Care Services, we provide great emphasis on providing companionship alongside practical care, creating valuable new relationships.

Its important you and your loved one feel comfortable with the care provider you choose, its a good idea to talk in depth to the respite team delivering the care, ensuring that everyone is comfortable with the level of care being provided. At Connect Care Services we can stay with your loved one for weeks at time while your on holiday or in hospital, pop in for a few hours a week so you can take a break, meet up with other friends or family. Every situation we understand is unique and we tailor our care packages to suit you.

Call our office today to have a chat with one of our member of staff to see how we might be able to help you.

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