What is respite care for the elderly?
A respite carer for the elderly can be a temporary live-in carer if needed, or they can offer visiting care. Typically, depending on your needs they can do the same tasks that the main carer usually undertakes such as:
- Personal care (grooming, bathing, etc.)
- Assisting with eating and drinking
- Medication prompting
- Clinical care such as catheter care, peg feeding, etc.
- Help with attending appointments
This is not an exhaustive list and you can arrange with the carer what assistance is needed.
Respite care at home for elderly dementia patients
Many of our carers have experience in caring for those who are suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease and offer a professional, compassionate, service that really helps both the patient and the family.
Looking after an elderly loved one with dementia can be difficult and exhausting and engaging the services of a respite carer for the elderly can help alleviate the stress and strain on family members.
We can help ensure that the person being cared for is still receiving the best care possible while remaining in their own home. For more information on respite care for dementia patients, contact us on 0118 449 2373 or through our contact form.