Almost seven million people offer unpaid care to their ageing loved ones on a daily basis assisting them with daily activities like eating, dressing, bathing etc. Many of them also perform healthcare services like medications or daily injections regardless of their expertise or experience.
There are two types of care respite i.e. either your loved one can move to a residential care home for a short stay or, your loved one can be cared for at home by a professional carer while you can go out for a few hours or, take a holiday. Care respite is extremely important because family caregivers go through a lot physically and emotionally.
Few of the duties of caregivers include assisting with daily living activities, mobility assistance, monitoring medication and various other healthcare tasks. There could well be a time when it is no longer safe for your elderly loved one to drive, which is when the caregiver would need to transport loved ones to doctor appointments, shopping, social activities and more.