Respite care at home

If you provide care for your loved one, we know how difficult finding time and space for yourself can be. Regular breaks and holidays are a must for your own health and wellbeing. So what options do you have that will ensure your family member will be cared for properly whilst you are away?

Perhaps you have considered a care home but found their proposition unattractive or inflexible. A preference to remain in their own home may also exclude the care home as an option for your relative. Live in care also has pros and cons. Read on to learn more.


What you need to know about respite live in care

Respite care at home can be a good solution for families who only need care for a short period of time, typically for between one to four weeks. Reasons can vary and include holidays or even your usual live in carer needing a holiday themselves or a return from hospital following a fall or an operation, providing extra support for a week or two while you settle back in at home and get back on your feet, co-ordinating physiotherapy or community nurse home visits and your medication requests. Live in carers can also provide daytime and overnight care, reducing the cost of additional night time carers.

Respite live in care involves a carer moving in and providing the care that would normally be in place, or some new support for a limited time. It is worth considering how you or your loved one will feel about a “stranger” in the house. Carers are very used to making their clients feel comfortable and quickly settle into a routine with them. They will often provide home care (domestic) as well as personal (intimate) care, prepare home cooked meals and even accompany you on days out as some also drive.

They will need their own bedroom with a wardrobe and a night lamp. They expect to share kitchen and bathroom facilities and will want to cook and eat with you if possible, whilst giving you your own space when you need it.

We suggest working with an Introductory Care Company that will help you all to choose a care professional with the right personality, skills and experience to provide the care in the way that it might be best received.

It also worth asking about contingency should your carer not attend for any reason at short notice. Choose a care company that brings their carers together as a community, rather than pitching them in competition with one another.

We have vetted and trained seakr care professionals always available and ready, even for a same or next day start across England, Scotland and Wales. 

If you are looking for respite care at home, then please send us your details. After your initial contact we will be in touch to find out more. We will get to know the care recipient through you; their personality, character and care requirements in order to hand-pick the best seakr carer for you all.

Why is care seakr the best option for at home respite care?

As an introduction agency, care seakr offers both you and your chosen seakr carer complete freedom to choose one another. You are able to choose the carer that comes and looks after you, the duration of care, your budget and the carer personality you feel would be best.

Over 1000 properly vetted, trained and trusted seakr carers in our community across England, Scotland and Wales work together and are ready to provide private, independent respite care at home. We are always here 24/7 to talk to with any queries you may have, for as long as our carers are there. We will ensure that a replacement carer of your choice will always be there should your original carer be unable to attend due to an emergency.

We take good care of our carers so they can do the sometimes physically and emotionally challenging work they do, provide quality respite care at home, supporting your loved one with every need, practical and personal.

Estimated respite care at home costs

Our care introduction service is completely free of charge to you as a client, with no one-off or endless recurring agency or finders fees to be paid. Instead, we simply charge our carers a small administration fee for weekly invoicing and payment collection from you, on their behalf. 

Therefore the only charges you will pay are the hourly or daily rates that your carer agrees with you. As a guide to help you budget, you should plan on costs in the region of:

  • Day time visits (1 hour minimum) from £18.00 per hour
  • Night time visiting care from £18.00 per hour
  • Weekly live-in respite care at home from £160.00 per 24 hours

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