Are you caring for relatives? Would you like to take a break from caring? Check what care options are available to you. If you need to resign from being a carer for your family member for whatever reason, you can arrange live in care service or place them in a care home. If, on the other hand, if you only want to take a break to go for a holiday, then respite care may be a good choice for you.
Live in care
This type of care is available to you in the comfort of your own home. It includes personal care (washing, dressing, toileting), assisting with medical appointments and medications, domestic help (cooking, cleaning, meal preparation) and other activities that are aimed to help an individual to lead an independent life for as long as possible.
Care home is a residential place where qualified nurses and carers care for a group of residents. They are usually more expensive than live in care and do not offer a personalised care service. Also, you may be eligible to care funding. You just need to check with your local authorities what options are available to you.
Are you caring for relatives and working part-time? If you are the main carer, you may still need some help. Whether you are at work, you can still have a carer home who comes for a couple of hours.
Before you decide to choose any of the above, you need care needs assessment first. A care plan is prepared after the assessment is done. All the care needs are being stated in the care plan. Carer follows the care plan and makes sure that all the care needs are being met. Carer is a professional that has a proper qualification, training and experience in care.
Also, there is a respite care option available to you if you want to take a break from caring for some time. Respite care is a good choice for all those who plan to go for holiday and do not want to leave their loved ones alone.