What is Respite care?
Respite care is planned or emergency temporary care provided to caregivers of a child or adult.
Respite care is planned or emergency temporary care provided to caregivers of a child or adult. Respite programs provide planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families and other unpaid caregivers. It provides short-term relief for primary caregivers. It can be arranged for just an afternoon or for several days or weeks. Care can be provided at home, in a healthcare facility, or at an adult day centre
Seeking support and maintaining your own health are key to managing your role as a caregiver so it’s not selfish to need time to yourself. If you’re overwhelmed by the daily grind of caregiving, your patience and compassion will wear thin, you’ll find it harder to connect with the person you’re caring for, and you’ll probably both feel unfulfilled.
After a break to recharge your batteries, though, you’ll feel more energetic, focused, and reinvigorated about your caregiving role. You may even be able to pick up tips on new ways to tackle common problems you face as a caregiver, helping to make the caregiving journey a more enjoyable and rewarding experience for both you and the loved one in your care. Respite services are classified as in-home or out-of-home.
- Flexible temporary care visits
- Live-in Homecare for duration
- Respite holidays
- Quickly organised care for emergencies
- Specialist Respite Care for your needs