Being a full-time carer is a very demanding role. Respite care breaks are an opportunity for carers to take a holiday or simply spend some time looking after their own needs, safe in the knowledge that their loved one is receiving the very best care.
Respite care is designed to replace the care that you, as a carer, would normally be giving the person you care for. It may be needed so you can look after your own health and wellbeing, and to take a break from caring. For example, it may be that regular respite overnight care is needed so you can catch up on your own sleep.
You may want to consider:
Domiciliary / Community Care: These can either be day services that give you the chance to do an activity inside or outside the home, or night services that can help you get a proper night’s sleep, or helpers coming to the home of the person you’re caring for. Different types of help can be organised, including sitting with the person you care for and keeping them company, preparing meals, and helping them to get up, washed and dressed. The care workers who come to your home can also provide social activities, such as taking the person you care for to the cinema, pub or shopping.
Residential care: This is where the person you’re looking after goes for a short stay in a residential home.
Short Breaks: This is where staff will support the cared for person in either your own home or a “holiday” type destination. Both as a group or individual, this is a pre-planned type service with full risk assessments and care planning co-produced with all parties.
Potens provides respite and short break services in the following areas:
- North Wales
- Lancashire (East & West)
- Redcar & Cleveland
- East Midlands
- Yorkshire (West & South)
- Northern Ireland
For more information regarding respite or short breaks please complete the referral form