Respite Care: enabling a break for carers

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10 January 2012

Respite Care: enabling a break for carers

There are hundreds of thousands of carers in the UK; quietly caring for family members every day.

Many never take a break, they feel guilty at leaving their loved on to go on holiday, they hate the idea of having to put their loved ones through the upheaval of going into a home for two weeks, they fear the anxiety that a new routine in unfamiliar surroundings will cause.

Often Live-in Care is not considered, yet short-term respite live in care packages are actually the perfect solution and can ensure that carers have a much needed and well deserved break.

The majority of respite live-in care is available for a minimum of two weeks; an experienced and fully trained Live-in Care professional will move into the home and continue the routines and lifestyle of the person being cared for, reducing disruption and anxiety. This can give you the carer a welcome break, time to recharge your batteries, take some timeout with friends and family or go on holiday knowing that your loved one is at home being well cared for. Respite care gives you time to rest and relax without the worry of a loved one having to cope with a new routine.

Respite Care is often an emergency situation, but Respite Respite Care: enabling a break for carersCare can be arranged quickly and efficiently. Working to an individually designed care plan, many people find this one-to-one personal home care service ideal for holiday, illness or emergency cover.

Respite Care from Helping Hands can be provided for individuals with over 45 different conditions, ranging from Dementia and Alzheimer’s, to Multiple Sclerosis, to Strokes.

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