Caring for a loved one, whether that’s a partner, parent, sibling or friend, can be incredibly rewarding, but also physcially and emotionally draining. We feel that it’s our duty to look after one another, however everyone needs a break and it’s particularly important for someone who is caring for another to give themselves regular rest breaks.
MyLife respite care for carers helps you to do just that. A MyLife Assistant can be organised to cover all of your caring responsibilities, as a regular break for you or as an ‘on demand’ service. This enables you to ensure that you get well deserved breaks to be yourself. The additional benefit is that you’ll be refreshed and so will be able to put more positive energy into caring.
Respite ‘on demand’ care can give you that emergency cover you need when you aren’t feeling too well yourself and need to recouperate, or if you have stumbled across a great last minute weekend break away.
It’s also good to take respite to preserve relationships. Becoming a carer for a parent or spouse 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 receiving the care 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.