Man speaking with carer over a table: Respite Care

Respite care is a temporary solution for caring either for the elderly, the sick, or the disabled, providing them with a release from their usual carer. Respite care can be for as long as the patient needs, even for short-term purposes; perhaps being required for just a few days or a few weeks.

Respite Care for Carers

Being a carer can take a physical and emotional toll. Having the option of respite care can give the usual primary carer a time out to look after themselves by having the break that they deserve – (and sometimes people need a break from their carers too).

Temporary care can be a great advantage to consider. Having a carer who keeps themselves and their patient cared for with a positive mental attitude, will not only give the best mindset for the carer but will also give the patient a positive outlook as well.

Other Benefits for the Carer Includes:

  • Catching up on sleep
  • Time to relax
  • Take up new hobbies

It’s important that the carer looks after their own wellbeing and maintain their overall health. This is so important when making sure that both the carer and the patient are in the best mindset possible to keep the environment positive and happy.

Respite Care For Those Who Need Care

On average, people spend only 15 minutes a day on health-related self-care. Taking time out, whether you are a carer or patient, can decrease stress levels and improve memory loss.

It’s not just carers who need to take a time out…

A key aspect of why home care services are so important is that those who need care can remain in their own home. This means that they are surrounded by familiar comforts, loved ones, photos, and similar routines.

Verina Daly Care offers three different areas of care:

Verina Daly Care offers a three-week on and three weeks off shift work which brings in different people to interact with – having the same routine of these shifts can be followed as closely as possible so that the patients don’t get too confused. Having various carers to take care of the patients can introduce different faces, along with having separate friendly and social interactions.

Our carers also take the time to really get to know and build relationships with our patients, we want to provide those who need care with as much support and comfort as possible.

Having specialist respite care can suit any needs, anyone can receive the help that they require – perhaps help the clients to regain some energy. We’ve learned that both our clients and carers get joy from learning about their life stories and interests. Helping to build their self-esteem, confidence, and personal identity. 

Verina Daly Care

Anyone who is involved in any form of care can benefit from having some respite care.

Professional home care is fully flexible, which is always tailored to your needs. If you’re worried about the care of a loved one, or if you’re struggling to juggle your care needs.

We support every requirement that our clients have. We provide full support to help clients live their lives to the fullest. View our Facebook to see what a typical day at VDC looks like!

If you’d like to learn how we can support you and your family, please get in touch with a friendly member of the team on 02392 632393.

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