Respite care for adults
Carers who look after family members or friends can’t work without a break. Sometimes, they need a longer time away to recharge their batteries. They might also need time to run errands or deal with things in their own life.
A short break, sometimes known as ‘respite’, can mean a number of different things:
- someone to spend time with the cared-for person in their own home so the carer can go out
- someone to take the cared-for person out to do something they enjoy so the carer has time and space to do other things
- the cared-for person having a stay away from home for a number of days and nights, giving both them and the carer a chance to have a longer break from their usual routines.
Both the cared-for person and the carer will be the best judges of the best short break that works best for them.
We might be able to help arrange the respite care you both need.
Get in touch to tell us about your situation and get advice and information.