Our respite care team can provide you with a well-deserved break from your care-giving duties or support you whilst you are not needing care long-term. Whether it’s covering a day or a week for 30 minutes to full time live-in care, the level of care is completely tailored to your loved one.
Statistics show that there are around 7 million carers in the UK. Caring for someone is often rewarding, although it can also be physically, mentally and emotionally draining. Trying to do too much can lead to high levels of stress and burnout, and it is also important that you take time out for yourself. With that in mind, it is essential that you take an occasional break from caregiving to recharge your batteries. That way, you can return to your loved one feeling refreshed and ready to cope with the challenges of caregiving.
As one of the UK’s leading home care providers, you can have confidence in the skills and expertise of our carers. We have over 30 years of experience supporting people in Barnsley and all across the UK. Every Helping Hands carer undergoes a strict recruitment process before completing stringent fully-regulated training and assessments. Our home care Barnsley carers are committed to providing the highest quality of care and complete regular fresher courses to update their skills and knowledge. Many of our carers also earn additional qualifications in areas such as dementia care and life after a stroke.
You can have complete reassurance that we have local carers on standby to support your loved one and provide the highest standards of care if you are not available. Helping Hands carers always show compassion and are fully committed to helping people to live the lives they want, regardless of any health conditions they face.
Caring for someone can be exhausting and cause high levels of stress over time. Every carer should take some time for themselves and place a focus on their own wellbeing. You should keep in mind that failing to take breaks from caregiving won’t benefit you or your loved one in the long run. With that in mind, it’s important to take frequent breaks from caregiving to relax and enjoy some downtime. Our respite care services are designed to relieve caregivers of their responsibilities by providing short-term care. You can use this time to enjoy a holiday abroad, catch up with friends or simply enjoy some time alone, all while knowing that your loved one’s needs are being met.
Respite care is mutually beneficial for you and your loved one as you will return feeling positive and prepared to deal with the demands of caregiving. Respite care can also be arranged quickly in an emergency situation. This means you never have to worry about your loved one being without the care they need – one of our trusted carers is always available to step in last minute and help.
Our respite home care packages can be completely tailored to your loved one, with anything from a short 30-minute visits throughout the week to 24/7 live-in care available. This means you can choose the exact level of support your loved one requires and create a unique home care plan that matches their specific needs and preferences. Our carers will adapt their approach to suit your loved one and fit in with their daily patterns and routines. This helps to ensure a continuity of care while minimising the risk of disruption or stress. Having a temporary carer will also give you the opportunity to experience the fantastic home care options local to you. You can have peace of mind knowing that there is someone available to take your place and care for your loved one when you are absent.
We appreciate that many caregivers feel anxious about leaving their loved one in the care of someone else. However, you can’t do everything yourself and you must pay attention to your own health and wellbeing. It is completely natural – and essential – that you take a break from caregiving every now and then. If you would like to discuss how our respite services could help, then call our specialist team. Our lines are open seven days a week and one of our friendly customer advisors would be happy to answer any of your questions. You can also visit your local branch to meet the team and have an informal chat about our home care services.