Live-in care is a popular respite choice for many people who need a break from caring. It enables your loved one to remain in their own environment, and this can be invaluable for you as their caregiver. It means you can have a break and be relaxed and safe in the knowledge the person you regularly care for is receiving the support and care they are used to in the familiar surroundings of their own home. It removes the need for the disruption that a stay in a residential hospice or home can sometimes cause.
Even the most stable and healthy families can be dramatically stressed by the demands of providing on-going care, and the sharing and arranging of care duties can be difficult to sort out and adhere to. The ever-changing roles and varying resource levels and commitments required can impact family participation. Often, people harbour resentment when caring for a loved one or relative for a long period and this can lead to burnout and impaired health. If you’re the main carer of the person you’re looking after, an occasional break from your caring responsibilities is essential.