What Is Respite Care?

At Bluebird Care we understand that for you to provide the very best care to your loved one, you also need to take good care of yourself.


What is Respite Care?

Respite care is usually a short-term package of care from someone who isn’t your loved one's regular carer. Respite care from Bluebird Care would take place in their own home and allow you, as their usual carer, time to rest and take care of yourself so you are better able to take care of them.

At Bluebird Care we understand that for you to provide the very best care to your loved one, you also need to take good care of yourself. Time to rest and recharge is essential, as is having someone you can trust look after your loved one.  Our reliable, compassionate care assistants are fully trained, giving you the peace of mind you need to take that much needed break.


How can respite care help me?

What is Respite Care?By having a trusted care assistant support your loved one you will have that much needed time to take care of yourself. You can tend to your personal errands, have some time out of the house and recharge your batteries both mentally and physically. This added support can help you to take care of yourself, meaning you can take better care of your loved one.

Short breaks can be of great benefit to not just yourself, but also the person you care for. They offer the opportunity to do something a bit different and the chance to meet new people.

Benefits of respite care

There are multiple benefits, not only for yourself, but your loved one as well:

  • Reduced levels of stress for both you and your loved one, help to maintain a healthy relationship.
  • Relieved frustrations and possible feelings of resentment.
  • More time for you to interact with family and friends or the wider community.
  • Provides you with the opportunity to work, study, have a day-off or even go on holiday.
  • Your loved one could benefit from interacting with other carers, new stimuli and a possible change to their usual routine.

Types of Respite Care

Our service is flexible and is tailored to your individual needs. Our care options include:

  • Short-term packages – for example if you are looking to take a holiday
  • Longer-term regular visits – allowing you to take a regular break to rest and recharge such as a daily or weekly visit

If you’re looking at more regular support, we are trained to support and care for individuals with more complex needs in the comfort of their own homes. No matter your need get in touch with us today to find out how Bluebird Care can help you.

Are you a carer? Do you need a break?

“Thanks to Bluebird Care I’ve been able to plan my next Respite break”

Support for Carers

Our care assistants are able to help with a variety of everyday activities including:

  • Companionship
  • Outings
  • Overnight care
  • Holiday care
  • Personal care
  • Mealtimes
  • Household chores
  • Shopping
  • Medication

Still not sure? Why not read Valerie & Tim’s story by clicking the link below.

How to find the right care for you or your relative

1. Find your local office

Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.

2. Get in touch with us

Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.

3. Assessment

We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.

4. Care team chosen & care starts

You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.

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