Respite support for caregivers of dementia patients

October 1, 2021 Respite Care

Respite support for caregivers of dementia patients

Caring for a friend or loved one living with dementia can be very overwhelming. It can take up large amounts of time leaving carers feeling stuck and tired. You may believe that you should be able to ‘do it all’. Seeking help does not make you a failure. It’s important to remember that respite services benefit the person with dementia as well as the caregiver.

What is respite care?

Respite Care is designed to provide relief for family or others who undertake the care of a family member or friend. Furthermore, it can be a useful break for anyone receiving care. Sometimes Respite Care can be given in emergencies whilst other times it is planned.

Respite care can help you as a caregiver by providing a new environment or time to relax. It’s a good way for you to take time for yourself. This time allows you to be a better carer for your loved one whilst not overdoing it.

What are the benefits of respite care?

Temporary or cover care is often an essential part of a care plan. This is so that the carer can take time off and take care of their own needs. Respite Care can give carers the chance to catch up on sleep, address their health issues, or simply have time to relax. If you’re a carer, finding the right care providers for temporary care needs is essential.

Cavendish Homecare helps ensure that your loved one’s care needs are taken care of while you take a well-deserved break. Services include:

  • Companion services to the individual with companionship and supervised activities
  • Personal care or home health aide services to assist with bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising
  • Skilled care services to help with medication and other medical services

Respite care does not only benefit the carer but also can benefit the individual living with dementia.

Respite care services can give the person with dementia an opportunity to:

  • Interact with others
  • Spend time in a safe, supportive environment
  • Participate in activities designed to match personal abilities and needs

How can Cavendish Homecare help?

At Cavendish Homecare we are experts in providing respite homecare for clients who want to remain in their own homes. When it comes to your health and well-being, choosing the right homecare package is of utmost importance and navigating this process can be overwhelming. With Cavendish Homecare by your side, you’ll have the support you need to remain safely at home while enjoying elevated health and wellbeing.

If you would like to enquire about our respite care, contact us on, 02030085210 or email us at