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Respite Care

Respite or short term temporary care for you or your loved one.

It goes without saying that we all need a break from time to time, and this is never more apparent than when you are a main carer. We’re so often encouraged to take time to look after our own wellbeing, however when you support a loved one this can be incredibly difficult. Balancing work, family, activities, social life and looking after an elderly or sick relative or friend can be demanding and take its toll. That’s where respite care from Care 1st can help! 

If you have an emergency and need some immediate support, please give us a call today on 0117 968 4809, we’re on hand to offer guidance and help.

What is respite care?

Respite care is temporary, short term care for a few days, a few weeks or a couple of months, designed to give you (or your regular carer) a break when you need it most. It may be that you have a business trip, a short holiday, a family emergency or your loved one has had a fall, illness, or is returning from a spell in hospital. Whatever your short term care needs we can help.

At Care 1st we offer a wide range of respite services. Our visiting home care team can pop in to see your loved one, or alternatively we can arrange for a live-in carer to move into their home to provide them with full time, 24/7 support. We work with you to design a carefully tailored respite care plan which outlines their normal routine, so that we do not disturb their day-to-day pattern and unsettle them at a time when they are most vulnerable.

Arranging respite or temporary care at home with Care 1st means that you and your loved one can have the peace of mind that you have a fully managed service, high quality personal care from expertly trained carers. Plus they get to stay in the home where they are comfortable, surrounded by their friends, family, pets and neighbours – not unsettling them by sending them into an unfamiliar care or nursing home. 

What types of respite care do we offer?

  • Home Care Visits – if you need some extra support each day, or every couple of days we are on hand to help
  • Live-in & 24/7 care – we can arrange for a carer to move into your loved ones home temporarily to offer full time support
  • Emergency respite – if you are called away for a family emergency or business trip our carers are on hand to step in 

Whatever your temporary short term care needs, we are on hand to help you. Our carers are expertly trained, are compassionate and patient and will ensure that your loved one remains settled and comfortable at home whilst you or your main carer is away. 

What can a respite carer do?

Just like visiting care or 24/7 care, respite care can cover everything from:

  • Help with personal care and getting up and about in the morning 
  • Assisting with medication
  • Preparing or assisting your loved one to cook nutritious meals
  • General household duties such as washing up, dusting and vacuuming 
  • Laundry & ironing 
  • Running errands & shopping  
  • Changing the bed linen
  • Accompanying your loved one to the GP or hospital appointments
  • Visiting friends and family 
  • Attending local community groups or social events
  • Companionship – simply enjoying a cup of tea, a biscuit and a chat!  

Arranging respite care couldn’t be simpler. You simply give us a call, we’ll talk you through your options and arrange for one of our care managers to pop out and see you. We’ll work with you to create a respite support plan, arrange a carefully matched carer that’ll fit seamlessly into your loved ones current lifestyle and day to day routine, their hobbies and interests. Once this is done, we’ll arrange a start date and make arrangements for the carer to either move in or visit. We’ll stay in contact with you throughout the process to ensure that everything runs smoothly and you are happy. 

Here at Care 1st we provide respite care across the South West, from Wiltshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire and the surrounding areas. We’re on hand to listen to any of your care needs and to talk you through your home care options.

Call us today on 0117 968 4809, request a callback or alternatively email us and we’ll  contact you.

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