As an informal or family carer most of your time and energy is spent caring and supporting a loved one. It is important for you to take regular breaks by using respite care so that you can enjoy a rest, take a break and recognise the importance of taking time out for yourself.
At My Homecare, we understand this as many of our respite care workers have been through the very same thing, and that is what drove them to join us; their passion for supporting those who are in the same situation that they have been in.
It can be hard to let go and let someone else care for your loved one, but respite care is vital to your well being. Getting some time to yourself helps to retain your own sense of identity, you can have the time to recharge, and feel like you are also living life to the full.
We can support you with respite care workers whilst you go out and meet friends, have a holiday, or just go and have some space to yourself.
You can rely on My Homecare to care for your loved one with compassion, and integrity. This all comes with the reassurance of a company with two decades of experience in delivering the highest standard in home care.
Respite carers provide an array of services including accompanying on social outings and special events, attending medical appointments, and help with house keeping.
Our respite carers can also provide personal care such as helping with personal appearance and personal hygiene, and practical help around the home.
You may be entitled to receive funding to get a break, you can ask your local authority social services team for a carer’s assessment.
Social services will be able to discuss with you and assess any help required that would maintain your own health and wellbeing, and balancing your caring responsibilities with other aspects of your life, such as work and family. The assessment is used to decide what help to provide.
If you are not completely satisfied with our service we encourage you to inform us through our quality assurance programme.
If you want to stop our service you can do so at any time all we ask is that you give us four weeks’ notice we don’t charge you anything for ending a contract with My Homecare.