Elderly Care At Home To Provide Respite
Elderly care at home can be used in a variety of different ways. One of these is to provide respite for full time carers. If you require a break from caring for an elderly or sick relative, then a care agency will be able to provide you with care alternatives.
Caring for another person is a highly demanding task and one that family members often take upon themselves. However, being expected to look after another person 24 hours a day for 365 days of the year can take its toll. Live in care can provide a short term alternative to allow you to take some time for yourself. A care worker can offer the exact same services you offer to your loved one for a short period of time. This respite care can include personal care services such as washing or dressing, along with shopping tasks and handling medication. In essence, whatever your relative needs doing by you will be done by the carer while you’re away. This can take the form of daily visits or, for those with more serious needs, it can take the form of live in care. Whatever kind of care at home you’re looking for, a reputable agency will be able to help. They’ll be able to advise on your options and cost, and you’ll be able to have respite from your caring duties without feeling guilty. It’s true that you won’t be able to look after your loved one effectively unless you look after yourself too.
At My Homecare, we specialise in providing elderly care at home in the UK. If you currently care for a relative but are in need of a short term break, then take a look at our website at http://www.my-homecare.co.uk/ or call 03300 415 485 to informally discuss your respite options.