Take a break from the caring role
Respite means having help in your role as a carer so you can take a break. This service is ideal for the carer who wants their loved one to be able to remain in their own home, whilst they take a break from the caring role.
Caring for someone is a very rewarding experience in many ways but it can also be overwhelming, frustrating and exhausting. Many research projects have provided proof of what we already know - that if you care for another person you still need to care for yourself - and that means having a break now and then.
Taking a short break from the carer role is not only deserved - it's essential to ensure you can carry on being a carer without becoming exhausted or burnt out.
Advanced Care can provide qualified and experienced staff to care for your loved one whilst you take a break. This can be from as little as 2 hours a week, right through to 24-hour care for a number of days or weeks, depending on your needs.
Even a short break helps the carer to enjoy some time out, many of our clients use their respite to:
- Attend to errands outside the home
- Catch up with friends for coffee
- Attend regular activities
- Do some shopping
- To practice some much needed self-care - like having a massage
- Attend medical appointments
A longer break where staff care for your loved one in their own home - means the carer can have a few days away to relax - or an even longer break for a holiday. Advanced Care staff can take care of most of the activities and tasks that you would normally do including :
- help with showering and dressing
- cooking meals
- light cleaning
- in-home activities
- assist with medications
We recognize that it is important that your loved one is comfortable with the person who will be taking over from you while you have a break. Advanced Care provides a comprehensive assessment to determine the carer and the client's needs and personal preferences, so we can find the best match with one or more of our experienced staff.
Ready to find out more?
Contact us today to organize your next break and find out how we can help you care for yourself.