What is Respite Care?

Respite care allows the usual carer a break from their caring role, providing cover care so the person you care for is looked after by someone else.

Caring for someone, especially if you’re a family member or unpaid carer, can be incredibly demanding and stressful. It is important to take time out from time to time to prevent yourself from becoming exhausted. Taking breaks allows you to look after your mental and physical health and ensures you can continue to deliver the best care to your loved one.

Respite care could be for a few hours, a day, a few days, a week or longer – depending on the circumstances.

What is Emergency Respite Care?

Emergency respite care is when you might need respite care at short notice such as in an emergency. Professional carers will step in to provide care if the usual carer cannot get to the person needing care – such as if they’re in an accident or have a sudden illness.

There could be any number of reasons as to why you might need emergency respite care – obviously, your own immediate health might be one reason but it could also be so you can visit or care for another loved one who has been taken ill, a family or friend emergency or even a work emergency. Whatever the reason, we’re here for you.

We’ll aim to provide you with emergency respite care within 24 hours for as long as you need it. Please give us a call and we’ll ensure we can step in as soon as possible and provide dedicated respite care understanding their routines and preferences. We offer very reasonable rates, which will vary depending on whether you will need live-in care for many weeks or visiting care for a short period.

Why is Respite Care Important?

Whether you need planned respite care for a much-needed break or emergency respite care due to an unforeseen circumstance – respite care is important to ensure the person needing care is well looked after and you are free to look after yourself and your own wellbeing.

Caring for a loved one can be very demanding and taking a break from time to time is important for your mental health so you can relax, feel recharged, and ready to come back to caring. When we care for others, it can be easy to forget how important it is to look after ourselves, but it is important to help prevent any feeling of resentment and or exhaustion.

Our carers are fully qualified and trained and we specialise in delivering high-quality one-to-one care with our professional and friendly carers – so you can be confident that your loved one is in safe, caring hands. If you want to find out more about our respite care or organise respite care, then please call us on 01245 356592 or email us on office@fambridgecare.co.uk and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have and make arrangements.