Respite care offers a short-term package of professional care, allowing a family of friend carer to take a break and recharge. There are around 7 million people who are providing care for members of their family in the UK That’s 1 in 8 people who are offering unstinting love and support to parents, children or partners.
Full-time family carers work amazingly hard, and periods of recuperation are a necessity if they’re to maintain their role effectively. Respite is also available if carers need to go into hospital themselves for a scheduled operation. The home respite care Bedfordshire Supported Housing provides for family carers means that they can have peace of mind their loved one is being well cared for.
Respite care comes in all shapes and sizes, which is to say that it’s designed to fit your needs. Whatever the carer’s requirements or circumstances, Bedfordshire Supported Housing can design a package of care to accommodate them. The NHS lists six types of respite care:
For over a decade BHS has been providing home care and respite home care services in Bedford. All the services we offer begin with an initial assessment, including a risk assessment, in order to be sure that we’re offering everything our clients require during the respite period. We work in partnership with families to ensure that the very best care is in place. Our home respite care services include:
We are established local providers of personalised home care for adults aged 18 years and upwards, including the elderly. All BSH staff undergo regular basic and specialist training to equip them with the skills and experience they need to adapt quickly to the home environment they’re working in.
BSH professionals are trained in a range of specialisms including dementia care, medication management, PEG feeding, challenging behaviour, and stoma care. We are available to provide respite from as little as half an hour, up to 24-hour caring packages.