Slightly different to our other care packages, respite care is for those who care for their loved ones and require a break themselves. Here at Amily we understand that caring for loved ones can be extremely demanding work, so we offer respite care to enable short-term breaks for the carers.
This type of care lets family members recharge and relax in order to return refreshed and ready to support their loved one, whilst also giving them the peace of mind that whilst they were away their loved ones received the best care they could whilst in their home and in their normal routine. We know that change can be tough, and that’s why we believe at home respite care is a better option than care homes which offer respite services, as we introduce very little change.
Our Respite Care service includes:
Our Carers are able to assist you with a range of domestic chores including cooking, laundry, ironing, vacuuming, changing the bed linen etc. They can also assist you with post, managing your administration if need be, shopping etc.
Our Carer workers can help prepare nutritious meals. Whether hot or cold meals, they can help buy, prepare and cook healthy meals. Trained in Food Hygiene, Fluids & Nutrition - our Carers can also assist to monitor what you eat and drink.
“All the staff are extremely efficient, caring & compassionate…”
Assisting with personal care needs can be a sensitive area of work. Our Carers are trained and supervised to ensure they provide personal care in a patient, professional, considered and respectful manner. This is to ensure that the dignity of our clients is maintained through the manner of the Carers approach. Personal care can involve assistance with showering, washing, dressing, toileting, shaving, skin, teeth, eyes, feet care as well as other necessary activities.
Detailed medication information makes up a key part of the support planning process. Our Carers can assist you to take medication at the right times. This information will also be recorded for other healthcare professionals to access. Carers can also collect prescriptions from the pharmacy and liaise with health professionals on your behalf if required.
A summary of the benefits of Respite Care:
Respite Care provides a break for those already caring for their loved ones
Short term breaks for up to two weeks can allow for carers to recharge and refresh
Respite Care can be arranged in conjunction with Social Services & Local Authority arranged care packages