Research carried out by the Office for National Statistics finds that “Unpaid informal care provided by friends and family is essential to our society and the economy.” Over two million adults across the UK receive this kind of care and it is, for the most part, provided by people who are in their 50s and 60s.
Emergency respite care is required when a family carer becomes unavailable. It could be due to an accident, scheduled hospital care, or a family crisis that needs their attention. In these kinds of circumstances BHS offers emergency respite care in Bedfordshire; this is a range of services that ensure that the needs of the person they care for are fully met.
Professional respite care provides experienced care in the home either on a short, or long- term basis. Rather than the upheaval of moving to a care home, clients can receive full-time physical and emotional care in familiar surroundings.
Home respite care come in different forms:
Hourly paid care and live-in care requires an assessment, including a risk assessment, to determine what the client’s care requirements are.
Of course, you don’t know when an emergency may occur, but you can put contingency planning in place so that it’s there if needed. Emergency respite care planning gives peace of mind to everyone involved that should something unforeseen happen, care can continue without a pause.
Your emergency respite care planning should include:
We’re always happy to speak to carers who are wanting to put emergency respite care plan in place in Bedfordshire.
Bedfordshire Supported Housing is an established local provider of hourly home care and live-in home care. We work across Bedfordshire, and we’re trusted providers of respite care. All our carers are trained, and we have specialist carers for clients requiring after-stroke care, or dementia care.
Would you like to speak to someone at BHS about emergency respite care in Bedfordshire? Call us today on 01234 841808 or 01234 344729