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The Benefits of Respite Care with Springcare

When caring for a loved one, it can be difficult to ask for help when you need support or a short-term break from your caregiving duties. Carers also worry whether their loved one will settle in an unfamiliar place with a change to their routine.

Respite care provides caregivers with the opportunity to:

  • Relieve stress and relax from the day to day responsibility of caring
  • Focus on their personal health and well-being
  • Spend valuable time with a partner, friends or other family members.
  • Catch up on household chores or run errands.
  • Spend time on personal hobbies and activities.
  • Introduce their loved one to alternative services and carers that may be needed in the future if the person’s health or support needs become too great to support them at home
  • Get help with funding a package of care depending on financial assessment

At Springcare, we provide respite care that isn’t just for the benefit of the caregiver but is also beneficial for their loved ones, so there is no need to feel any guilt in taking time out for yourself.

It is so important for your loved one to feel safe and secure, not just for their benefit but for your peace of mind. Short term or temporary breaks at Springcare can give you and your relative the rest that you need to strengthen your ability to care. It can also improve the wellbeing of you and the person that you care for.

Short term breaks can often reduce the chance of your loved one needing to be moved into a permanent residence. As a carer, respite can help you can achieve a happy balance between caring for your loved one, as well as spending time looking after yourself.

Springcare homes pride themselves on being warm and welcoming. The stimulation of being in a new environment and meeting people that they wouldn’t normally, can improve their skills and make them happier and more receptive to change.

Whether it is long or short-term care, respite should be referred to as a holiday to the person you care for and spoken about in a confident and in an enthusiastic light, so that the change doesn’t cause any unnecessary distress. Being excited about it yourself will resonate with them, and will ensure that their respite care is enjoyable and relaxing, rather than being seen as a negative.

All Springcare care homes have an activities coordinator, so you will not only benefit from a break, but your loved one will get a change from their daily routine, along with the prospect of day trips and activities using the company minibus.

At Springcare, we ensure that specialist care is given to suit the needs of your loved one, so we can ensure that everyone enjoys their respite.

Respite care is available in fifteen of our Springcare homes across Shropshire, Cheshire and The Wirral. If you would like more information, please call us on 01948 661 400 or email info@springcare.org.uk.