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Care respite – Helping carers who need a break

Care respite describes the temporary care which allows regular caregivers to take a break. The approach to care respite should be simple where the carer can enjoy a support plan devised around their needs and where the carer can spend some time in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

You would want your elderly loved one’s care to be as good as you may be providing yourself. The care workers are fully trained to offer this. Care respite is suitable when your family or carer is going on a vacation, when your carer needs short term break or, when your loved one needs more intensive care for a short period.

Care respite can be managed in two different ways viz. seeking support for yourself or, by sharing the responsibilities with someone. It could either be in home respite or, out of home care respite. Care respite helps in reducing the stress levels while providing relaxation.