MyLife Respite Care Services

Caring for a loved one, whether a partner, parent, sibling, friend or family member, can be very rewarding but also physically and emotionally tiring. It is particularly important for someone who is caring for another to give themselves regular rest breaks so they are refreshed and full of energy.

Taking a break can benefit both the carer and the person receiving care.
MyLife Respite Care enables carers to have a break from caring responsibilities, without their loved ones having to leave home.

A MyLife Assistant can cover all caring responsibilities during the respite period, which can be arranged as a regularly scheduled break or on an ad hoc basis. We can usually provide any type of respite care, including home care, visiting care and live-in care, so care can continue with the minimum disruption.

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Respite Care

The benefits of using MyLife

Emergency cover to aid you when you’re not well
Regular breaks for you
Less burden on you, to preserve family relationship
Companionship to help reduce loneliness

What is Respite 'On Demand'?

Respite services ‘on demand’ can give you that emergency cover you need when you aren’t feeling too well yourself and need to recuperate, or if you have stumbled across a great last-minute weekend break away and need to find temporary care cover.

It’s also good to take a respite to preserve relationships. Becoming a carer for a parent, spouse or family member can change the dynamics of the relationship and the way that you feel.

The person providing the care in the relationship may feel tired, but guilty for feeling tired and not having the energy to be how they want to be, and the person you care for may feel they are a burden due to how tired you seem to be. It’s therefore important to both people in a caring situation that the carer gets to take a regular break while your loved one continues to receive the care they need.

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