How respite care can help over Christmas

December 16, 2021 Respite Care

How respite care can help over Christmas

Challenges over the Christmas period

Christmas is approaching once again and for those who will be choosing to see their families over the Christmas period, they will be organising things from gifts to food. However, if one of your family members is receiving care, spending a serene festive period together may not be without its challenges so organising respite homecare over Christmas can help reduce this stress.

If your loved one is cared for by you, juggling between your usual care responsibilities and organising your Christmas day may seem like an impossible task. Also, having sole responsibility for caring for your relative may mean you are bound to your home. Taking a break to visit other family members in your Christmas bubble over the Christmas season may just seem unmanageable.

If you employ a professional home carer, you may find that they want time off during the break, to spend with their own family, which leaves you in the difficult situation of either finding another carer to cover this period or looking after your relative yourself.

Why consider respite homecare at home

Spending some quality time with our family can be challenging when organising care for your loved one. Respite care can help you to face these difficulties and provide you with some relief.

  • 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 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 respite care package to suit your needs.

About the Author…

Grace Laudy

Recruitment and Compliance Assistant

Grace Laudy, a dynamic individual driven by a strong passion for making a positive impact on society and excelling in her professional life. Grace is actively involved in her local leisure centre, championing inclusivity in sports for individuals with disabilities. Grace’s compassion extends beyond community involvement to her personal life, where she provides support to a family member living with Parkinson’s disease.

Having transitioned into a pivotal role as a recruitment and compliance assistant at Cavendish Homecare, Grace excels at guiding nurses and carers through the onboarding process and expertly handling the meticulous management of compliance. Grace’s multifaceted contributions showcase her as an exceptional professional with a genuine commitment to making a positive impact on all clients, nurses, and carers.

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