Respite Care

We provide temporary relief for primary caregivers. This enables you to take a much-needed break from the demands of caregiving to a sick, aging, or disabled family member.

Importance of Respite Care Services

Whether it’s for just a few hours, a week or an extended vacation, respite care can help ease the burden of family caregiving and help to relieve stress, restore your energy, and promote balance in your life. It can also prevent you from becoming exhausted, isolated, or even burned out. Respite care can benefit the person you’re caring for, too, providing them with variety, stimulation, and a welcome change of routine. Seeking support and maintaining your own health are key to managing your role as a caregiver, so it’s not selfish to need time to yourself. If you’re overwhelmed by the daily grind of caregiving, your patience and compassion will wear thin, you’ll find it harder to connect with the person you’re caring for, and you’ll probably both feel unfulfilled. After a break to recharge your batteries, though, you’ll feel more energetic, focused, and reinvigorated about your caregiving role. You may even be able to pick up tips on new ways to tackle common problems you face as a caregiver, helping to make the caregiving journey a more enjoyable and rewarding experience for both you and the loved one in your care.

Respite Care Service Categories That We Provide

  • Live-in care – TLC provides a carer to stay with your loved one at home if you need respite for a long time, for example, if you are away on holiday.
  • Visiting care – we can provide a carer to visit your home when and if you need them, ranging from a few hours a day or a week.

    The key to respite care is to ensure that the person you are supporting always has someone there to help them if you’re not around. We are able to provide the highest quality respite care breaks to your friends and family.

Responsibilities of Respite Carers

  • Nursing care needs, such as catheter or continence support.
  • Personal care, including dressing, showering, and toileting.
  • Mobility support, helping your loved one move around the house.
  • Administering medication at the correct times
  • Ongoing companionship and emotional support.