What is respite care?

We know that caring for an elderly loved one who is looked after in their own home can be overwhelming at times. It can be difficult to ask for extra help. That is why we created our in-home respite care service so we can provide support when it’s needed. We also offer you peace of mind through our in-home palliative care.

Our in-home care services include:

  • Consistent companionship (reading the newspaper, playing games, taking exercise)
  • Support with outings (grocery food shopping, hospital appointments, walks)
  • Help around the house (laundry, vacuuming, dusting)
  • Home-based activities (cooking, baking, gardening)
  • Support at social events (family gatherings, clubs, religious services)
  • Personal hygiene (assistance with washing and getting dressed)
  • Health and well-being (support with medications and exercise)
  • Personal administration (help with forms, letters, paying bills)

How does respite care work?

We understand the importance of building good relationships between carers, clients and the client’s family. With our respite in-home care service, we carefully match carers with clients and their families so everyone feels at ease. Our respite elderly home care is available seven 7 days a week, 365 days of the year and is offered from two hours or more per visit. Respite care is carefully set up and managed by an appointed Care Manager and includes access to our emergency call-out service. Our team will work to provide a bespoke package of care for anyone who is looked after in their own home.

What does respite care cost?

The cost of being looked after in your own home with a respite care package is tailored to specific needs. The cost is usually calculated as an hourly cost and our team can give you more information. 

Benefits

  • Maintain routine in familiar surroundings
  • Remain at home
  • Bespoke care packages
Bright Carer listening to her client that plays ukulele
Bright Carer and her client enjoying tea and scones at a cafe