Often when we hear the word home care, it will mean exactly that – care in the home.
As a home care provider, it involves providing government-funded home care services to those who wish to live independently in the comfort of their own home.
However, let’s assume that you already have a family member or friend who has assumed that role and is helping you with your daily tasks.
Does this mean that you wouldn’t have access to any home care service?
One of the services that can be accessed via a home care package is respite care.
Typically associated with aged care residences & organisations, respite care services can offer you exactly what they can in an aged care residence but in the comfort of your own home.
If your family or friend typically looks after you with your daily tasks, they may be in need of a break.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 situation has significantly increased the burden on many carers who look after family or friends as opportunities for activities and respite outside of the home have been limited.
Respite care is an opportunity for your care to take some time out for themselves, to reconnect with their own interests and social circles, whilst you’re still receiving all the care and support that you’re grown accustomed to.
Whether it be for a short stay, or something longer such as an overnight stay, respite care is available for those who have secured a home care package.
With all of that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of respite care services in a home setting for both you and your usual carer.
If your usual care provider needs to have a break for a day or two, it doesn’t mean that attending your usual social activities needs to stop.
Staying socially active is a big factor in ensuring your overall health & wellbeing are at their best.
While your usual care provider is having a break to recharge for a day or two, our care providers will ensure you can still attend all of your important social activities.
Change of Scenery
A change is as good as a holiday, and sometimes your carer may need a break to recharge their mind.
Respite care will allow your carer and yourself to get out of your usual day-to-day routine, and mostly change things up for a day or two whilst you’re still getting the care you need.
Care For The Carers
Being a carer on a daily basis can have a huge impact on their lives in many ways. While it can be rewarding, it can also be overwhelming.
And this is where respite care can really help everyone as it will allow the carers to take a small break.
Taking that time away is important for their emotional and physical health. And when they return, they’ll be able to take care of you to the best of their ability.
If you’re wanting to engage us for a home care package so you too can access our respite care services, send us an enquiry.