Respite Care Wandsworth
Care Professional Ready For When You Need Respite
Being a full-time carer is a very demanding role and, for many Care Pro, self-care is often neglected. The strong sense of responsibility that comes with being an unpaid carer makes it easy to put off looking after one’s self. When we're taking care of someone else, sometimes there's not enough left over for ourselves - but eventually, things can take their toll.
When carers need a break, respite care is the perfect solution. Respite for carers offers a needed break for Care Pros who are often found in nursing homes. This type of care service provides temporary relief and benefits both the Care Pro and their loved one.
Respite can be an invaluable experience for elderly people or people with disabilities. It offers an opportunity for a change of scenery and new social interaction. In addition, the increased activity has even been shown to help with loneliness and improve their quality of life. This can also have a positive impact on mental health.
At Home Instead Wandsworth, we believe that everyone deserves a bit of time to themselves. That's why we provide respite care; to give a much needed Respite Holiday to carers who need a break from time to time.
We provide this as part of our home care services in and around Wandsworth, Lambeth, Dulwich and surrounding areas.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care services are designed to give you a break from caring for a family member or friend. There are different types of respite care options available that we can assist with to help give you regular breaks when you need them.
We understand that caring for another person can be physically and mentally demanding, especially when care is provided for long periods of time.
Our Care Pros can safely come to visit your home to look after the person you care for regularly. Our Care Pros can take them out for a walk, to an activity group or day centre for as little or as long as required.
The different types of respite care:
- Live-in care – for the periods of time where you may require respite care, a carer lives in your house, offering support and company day and night. This allows you to stay in the familiar surroundings you are comfortable with and out of residential homes.
- Visiting care – Temporary care if you only require a bit of extra support for just a few hours each day or each week. We recommend this type of service for Short-term breaks.
Who Can Respite Care help?
Respite care is designed to give a carer a well-earned break. At Home Instead Wandsworth, we provide all our services in the client's home, keeping the care recipient out of daycare centres and residential homes.
We can tailor each type of respite care to suit any individual case. We can cater for:
- People with physical disabilities
- Children with disabilities
- Elderly People
- People recovering from an operation or an injury
- People With medical health conditions
- People with Mental health problems
- Assisted living
- Day-to-day tasks and activities
Our home care services also support older adults who need additional care following an operation or illness while their regular carer has a well-deserved break from their demanding duties of being a full-time carer.
Will respite care affect my carers allowance?
If you have time off from caring, there are special rules to decide whether you'll continue to receive Carer's Allowance. The basic rule is that you can continue to receive your Carer's Allowance for up to four weeks in any six months if you have a break from caring.
However, the rules are complicated, so you should get specialist advice.
If you're receiving any other benefits, including extra amounts for caring, these may be affected if you have a break from caring.
Arranging respite care with Home Instead Wandsworth
The best way to start the process is to contact us and speak with a team member about any questions you have. Our team will guide you through the process and arrange to complete a care assessment with you. A care consultation allows us to provide you with highly personalised care tailored to your individual needs.
Our free, no-obligation home care consultations give you the chance to talk through your needs and requirements so we can create the best package of care for your loved one. Home care consultations are a fantastic way to learn more about each other while providing insights into your personal preferences.
Whether your regular carer is going away or you need support following an operation, we can tailor a care package to suit you.