Homecare over Christmas

December 15, 2022 Homecare Services

Homecare over Christmas

With Christmas soon approaching, it is a great opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones. Despite this, it can also be a worrying time for families with loved ones who are receiving care and have specific requirements which can make things a little more complicated.

Challenges over Christmas

Christmas can be a stressful time of year with its intense buildup, pressure to have the perfect day and the chaos of organising it.

If you’re loved one is cared for by you

Christmas is a time for family, festivities and fun. However, when you’re a carer it can be difficult for many reasons. Having sole responsibility for caring for your relative may mean you are bound to your home. You may find it difficult to juggle between this and organising your Christmas day. During the festive period, you must allow yourself to take some well-earned time to look after your health and wellbeing.

If you employ a professional home carer

You may find that they want time off during the break to spend with their own family. This can leave you in the difficult situation of either finding another carer to cover this period or looking after your relative yourself.

How a respite carer can help

It is important to talk with your family and friends about how you will approach Christmas as well as discuss any concerns or worries you have. This can help to alleviate stress, reduce conflict and help to make the festive period run smoother.

For families who face many challenges of organising care for a loved one, respite care can help to face these difficulties by providing them with some relief. This does not convey that you are not coping but when there is a lot on your plate with the upcoming festivities, the demands of the usual routine can be tricky. Ultimately, the decision should be based around the individual needing care

Helping you care for your relative during the busy festive period. If you think you need an extra pair of hands, a respite carer will assist you with your day-to-day caring responsibilities, so that you can make the most of this period and take time for yourself and other members of the family.

Allowing you to relieve stress and take a break, knowing your relative is well looked after at home. It is very important to recuperate from time to time so that you can go back to your caring responsibilities with even more energy.

Creating a nice and relaxing environment for your loved ones during Christmas. With the help of a respite carer, you can feel like you have everything under control, even during the hectic festive period. The person receiving care will certainly benefit from this as well. Thanks to their respite carer, they’ll be able to stick to their routine and can enjoy your company more than if you were juggling between caring responsibilities and stressful last-minute Christmas tasks.

How can Cavendish Homecare help at this time

At Cavendish Homecare we provide Respite Homecare by Registered Nurses and Carers to give you a temporary break from care responsibilities you may have. Our nursing care agency operates In London and Home Counties with capabilities to provide Live-in Homecare throughout the UK, as well as, Respite Care holidays internationally.

Get in touch with us for Respite Homecare and we will create a bespoke care package to suit your needs.