Respite Care

Professional assistance to give carers a helping hand

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What is respite care?

Respite care is when someone else takes care of the person you care for, enabling the care giver to take a much needed break. When a loved one needs full time care, their family may feel that they require some assistance. Our respite care could be anything from a few hours whilst they go shopping, to support through the night or to covering much needed holiday. We can provide you with expert care that suits you, at home, in familiar surroundings.

What are the benefits of respite care?

At Firstpoint Homecare we understand that family caregivers need time to relax, recharge and take some time for themselves. As Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated carers you can be confident that your loved one will be treated with care, compassion and is in safe hands.

Caregiving is a demanding job and respite care can help ease the burden. Respite care gives the caregiver an opportunity to take some time for themselves, whether it’s a few hours, days or weeks. Respite care can help to relieve stress, restore energy and help prevent the caregiver from exhaustion and isolation. Respite care can also benefit the person receiving care; it can often be a welcome change of routine, a different person to speak to and some variety.

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What do respite carers do?

Your respite carer from Firstpoint Homecare will design care around your needs. We often stick to the routine that you have in place to ensure continuity. We offer services that include live-in care or regular visits and we will work on an individual support plan with you before we start any care, so that you are confident it will meet all of your requirements.

Daily tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Personal care
  • Nursing care
  • Companionship
  • Home help
  • Housekeeping
  • Mobility support
  • Administering medication
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How do I arrange respite care and what packages are available to me?

We know the importance of finding the perfect carer and that is why we are here for a no-obligation call or home meeting. We will answer any questions you may have and go through your care options. Whether you require our care services for a one off occasion or something more structured on a regular basis, we can provide this for you. Because care is so personal to each and every individual, we don’t offer a “one size fits all”. Our services are always tailored to you, whether you want us for one hour per week, one hour per day, overnight, you simply tell us your requirements and we will meet them.

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If you would like to book a no obligation home visit, require more information, guidance or support, or to discuss your or your family’s needs, please contact us today.

If this doesn’t sound like the care you need, see our other care options below:

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If you would like to arrange a no obligation home visit, need more information on our care services, or  would like general advice and guidance on funding, integrated care and hospital discharges, please get in touch today.