Respite Care – the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members. It is arranged using a person-centred care approach.
Although very rewarding, the work of the family carer often goes unrecognised and under-supported. Being on 24-hour call can be physically, mentally and emotionally draining.
The team at Bluebird Care provides a planned programme of care visits, for a few hours through to a few weeks, for families and those providing unpaid care.
Respite provides the much needed temporary break from the often exhausting challenges faced by the family caregiver, giving the caregiver an opportunity to take a break or holiday, attend a wedding or visit other family members. Even the smallest comfort of having a cup of tea or meeting friends for coffee is invaluable to the family carer.
Respite can be arranged within the customer’s home and/or can involve social outings and breaks like this has been shown to benefit the family caregiver’s health and mental wellbeing.
Bluebird Care is a provider of a wide range of Respite care services to people of all ages in their own homes. We have 26 offices throughout Ireland and we work with private individuals and their families, the HSE, GPs, Public Health Nurses and Social Workers. We also offer live-in care for people who would like, or who need, a greater level of care provision.
To find out more about our Respite care services please contact your local Bluebird Care office.