Respite, Convalescence and End of Life Care


Whether just once or twice a week or on a daily basis, respite care can offer extra help where required or provide a much needed break for full time carers. Family members or spouses who are caring for a loved one can be placed under tremendous mental, physical and emotional strain. Such selfless, exhausting work leaves carers needing to recharge their batteries so they can resume their caring, feeling refreshed and able.


After a spell in hospital, a period of convalescence is often essential to aid the patient's recovery. This can be a difficult time for the main carer and we are ready and on-hand to provide all the extra assistance and reassurance you need to settle your loved one back into normality. From discussing, planning and organising, to the reality of implementing either minor or major changes, and from help with domestic chores to more personal care needs, we will help smooth the passage back to a return to normal home life.


It can be devastating to learn that a loved one has contracted a terminal illness and it may be agonisingly difficult to come to terms with the shock, making decision-making a difficult or even impossible task. Home Instead can liaise with the relevant services and authorities on your behalf, co-ordinating a sometimes complex chain of events in order to enable your loved one to remain at home if that is the desire. Our carers are trained in end of life support, and we are a Dignity In Care champion.


Dignity In Care is a nationwide network of over 40,000 individuals and organisations who work to put dignity and respect at the heart of UK care services to enable a positive experience of care.

Dignity Champions are willing to:

  • Stand up and challenge disrespectful behaviour
  • Act as good role models by treating other people with respect, particularly those who are less able to stand up for themselves
  • Speak up about dignity to improve the way that services are organised and delivered
  • Influence and inform colleagues
  • Listen to and understand the views and experiences of citizens.

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