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Early stage dementia, physical disabilities, late stage dementia
Personal care, dressing/undressing, bathroom assistance
Respite carers allow for anyone in a care role to take essential time for themselves while continuing to provide an exceptional level of care. Providing care for someone is a remarkable undertaking. Whether you’re a professional carer or caring for a child, parent or other loved one, taking time out to rest and recharge is important for your own health and wellbeing. While we know it can be hard to ask for help, respite carers are here when you need them.
Curam’s experienced respite carers provide specialist support when you need it most throughout the UK. They can support you in numerous ways:
Respite care refers to short-term care when someone else steps in to look after the person you care for. This kind of care gives you a break to tackle other responsibilities, deal with stress, tend to yourself or simply relax.
Respite care can take the form of hourly, overnight or live-in care, depending on your needs and those of the person you care for.
Whether you’re dealing with an immediate emergency or looking to prevent future burnout as a carer, respite care can help. Care work is hard work – organising regular breaks can help you recharge your batteries so you can continue to provide a great level of care.
Anyone who provides care and support for someone else can organise respite care. This includes friends and family who provide unpaid care as well as principal paid carers.
Respite care can be a huge help to both the carer and the person being cared for. These interim carers can support existing carers and family members by allowing them to take time off to relax, go on holiday, attend appointments and attend to their life outside of care work. In addition to providing the regular relief we all need from work, this helps prevent long-term burnout.
For those who receive regular care, respite care can help them remain in their usual surroundings without any break in care provision. This consistency of care is particularly important for those who benefit from the routine of their home life, such as people with autism and conditions such as dementia.
Respite care can take the form of hourly, overnight or live-in care, depending on your needs and those of the person you care for. These carers will take over most or all of your care responsibilities for the duration of their contract:
Curam can connect you with carers providing many different types of respite care, including:
Hiring a carer through Curam is a 4 step easy process with you having all the control.
Filter and search for verified carers near you
Message suitable carers - we suggest a minimum of three to give you the best choice
Hire your insured and vetted carer via Curam - you only pay for the care delivered
Alternatively, in an emergency or if you need care for a specific period of time Post a job on curam
Respite care can last for anything from a few days up to a month, and sometimes even longer. Regular respite care can also be organised on an ongoing basis.
For hourly and overnight care, respite care is usually defined as fewer than five weeks. Live-in care goes from respite care to ongoing care after eight weeks.
Respite care is a short-term care solution designed to give primary caregivers a break from their usual schedule. A long-term change in care would not generally be considered respite care.
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