This year’s focus was on the health and well-being of primary carers and signposting to services that can help unpaid carers receive the right support for them.
At Heritage Healthcare, we provide bespoke care packages to individuals living in the UK, matched to an individual’s health needs and requirements. One of the services we provide is respite care – short term temporary relief for a primary carer so they can take some time for themselves.
Many primary carers take pride in caring for a loved one and probably won’t seek the extra support they deserve, instead putting the needs of their loved one first. This can lead to an impact on their own mental and physical health, with 8 out of 10 carers reported to feel stressed, and 2 in 5 have injured themselves through caring as they hadn’t received the right information or training.
Respite services are the perfect chance for primary carers to take time out for themselves whilst knowing their loved one is still receiving support.
We work alongside you and your loved one to deliver a unique service tailored to the needs of everyone involved. We take time to learn your routine, likes and dislikes, wishes and requirements before creating a plan for care visits. It could be a couple of hours a week to give you a chance to do what you enjoy doing, or weeks at a time if you are planning some time away.
Our respite services support primary carers to regain control of their own health and well-being and also gives loved ones the chance to chat with a new friendly face who they can trust.