Being a full-time parent and a carer, you might find that ‘me-time’ is a fantasy. Although you’d love to spend some time alone or with your partner, friend, or other family members, it might be hard to find the perfect person to trust your child with. Luckily, respite care can be your solution. Respite care provides you with a well-deserved break from caregiving with a professional carer you can trust.
Why do you need a break?
When you’re a carer for a loved one with a disability, handing over your responsibility can be a challenge. However, there’s only so much you can do before feeling mental, emotional and physical exhaustion. It’s a necessity to take a break from time to time. By taking time off to recharge, you’ll be able to give more to your child.
What help is available?
Persons with disabilities often require care beyond what an average carer can provide. In this situation, professional care is needed. Respite care can include day programmes that provide activities and daily or weekly respite programmes. This is where HILA come in: allowing you to have your much-deserved break, with peace of mind that your loved one is being well taken care of.
Involving your loved one in respite care can also help you meet people in similar situations. This can help you get involved in support groups which can be of great benefit.
HILA’s care staff are fully-trained professionals. Nonetheless, be sure to mention all your love one’s needs and ensure that the carer has all the information required to properly care for your loved one.
Finding the best quality respite care can be a bit stressful, but once you do, you’ll begin to wonder how you’ve managed without it for so long. Respite care will help you get your life back on track for such simple tasks such as running errands, going to appointments, or simply doing something nice for yourself. Respite care will make you happier and in turn, give you more energy and motivation to do everything you need to do for your child and family.