Respite care is short-term care that provides cover for loved ones or somebody’s main carer when they are not available.
Respite care can be used in various scenarios such as recovery after surgery, an accident or illness, covering for a carer’s holiday or carer’s break, or due to sickness or a family emergency.
At Carefound Home Care we know how important a break or emergency respite care can be, particularly when caring for somebody with a complex condition such as dementia. Our respite care service enables one of our friendly, professional carers to step in to provide temporary care to your loved one, either as hourly visiting care or live-in care. Our services are truly personalised and your care is managed by our local care management branch, all of which are rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Respite care can include support at home with anything from companionship, cooking, cleaning through to personal care, medication management or more complex support for specialist conditions such as dementia care, Parkinson’s care or post stroke care.
Why choose us?
Our respite care service can be provided as hourly home care or live-in care, and gives you the peace of mind that you can continue to get the support you need at home.
At Carefound Home Care we’ve been providing highly personalised home care to older people for many years. Our care is focused on helping our clients enjoy a better quality of life at home, whilst improving their health and well-being outcomes.
Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC
Each of our home care branches are individually registered, inspected and rated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we have been consistently rated Outstanding, giving families the peace of mind that they are receiving the best care service available.
Local to you
Your care is managed by our local branch of experts which ensures that we are able to maintain exceptional levels of support for our carers, our clients and their families. We provide this 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also recruit our carers from our local areas.
Continuity of care
Unlike an agency, we employ, train and support our professional carers who we match to you. We also provide minimum hourly care care visits of 1 hour and one or two week live-in carer rotations. This enables us to give you much better continuity and consistency.
A fully managed service
We remove the burden of families having to manage care themselves. This includes visiting and contacting our clients and carers regularly, and constant monitoring of your care including any concerns or issues. We also invest in training, supervising, developing and supporting our carers.
Improved health outcomes
We have a proven track record of improving health outcomes including reducing falls, managing signs of deterioration and lowering the risk of hospital admissions. Our proactive approach is supported by our innovative technology and reduces reliance on hospitals and other NHS services.
What does a respite carer do?
A respite carer is able to help you with anything your main carer would normally do. To do this they can visit you on an hourly visiting basis, or provide temporary live-in care in your own home. You carer’s daily tasks could include:
Company and companionship from a carer matched to you so you can enjoy life with the right level of stimulation and emotional support.
Personal care and hygiene
Help with your personal needs such as dressing, personal cleanliness, lavatory needs and grooming, all with dignity and discretion.
Our carers are trained in supporting you with managing and administering your medications. They can also collect prescriptions from the pharmacy.
We’re able to work closely with occupational therapists and other health professionals to ensure your mobility needs are met.
Shopping for food and essentials
We can help you with shopping whether it involves popping out to the shops or arranging an online delivery.
This may include washing and ironing, cleaning rooms or vacuuming, to ensure your usual standards of cleanliness are maintained.
Meal preparation and nutrition
Your carer can help you plan and prepare nutritious meals to ensure your dietary needs are met, at a time that suits you.
Social activities and connecting
Your carer can support you to continue to socialise and keep close to family and friends.
Transportation and errands
This may involve helping you get and about in your local community, going out on trips or running errands on your behalf.
Hobbies and interests
Continuing to enjoy hobbies and interests helps maintain your independence and our carers will support you to do this both inside and outside of your home.
We will monitor your health and well-being outcomes and our carers are trained to support you with complex conditions such as dementia.
“As always your service is excellent and I am extremely satisfied with the services and the friendly staff (almost family)”
Miss F, Harrogate
How long can respite care last?
A break from caring for somebody may last anything from a few days through to several weeks or more. It may simply involve an hour of respite care on a day or round-the-clock live-in care.
The length of care and type of respite care required will depend on your particular circumstances. It may even be that a sudden illness or event means that the outlook is unclear and your requirements will need to be managed as things progress.
Whatever your needs, our respite care service is tailored to you and your family and can be arranged at short notice if required.
How is respite care managed?
We employ exceptional home carers all of whom undertake a thorough recruitment process and receive market leading training and support from our local offices. This enables our team to deliver a unique care at home service which has a proven track record of improving the health and social well-being of our clients.
Our local care management team provides 24/7 support to our carers and the families we support, and we are proud that our service is underpinned by basic principles such as continuity of carer, introductions before care commences, minimum visits of 1 hour and regular face-to-face input from our local office.