If you want to arrange respite care
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The cost of respite care depends on who provides the care, the length of time involved, and the sort of care.
Whether you can get respite care depends on the sort of care needed and who provides the care.
Caring for someone can be physically and emotionally tiring. It’s OK to want some time for yourself, and taking a break allows you to reduce your stress and recharge.
‘Respite’ or ‘respite care’ is when someone else takes care of the person you care for, so that you can have a break. A break can give you time to do everyday activities, deal with stress and look after yourself. When you are a carer, it’s important to regularly take time for yourself to rest and recharge.
Many people find themselves caring for someone who is nearing the end of their life. This can be an emotional and stressful time, but there is a lot of support available to help you.
If you care for someone with an illness or disability, things are likely to change over time. The person might need more care in the future, or you might not be able to continue caring for them.
Many students also care for someone and this can be hard. The time and energy that caring takes can interfere with your study. If you a school or university student, you may be able to get support to help you to combine studying and caring.
Working can give you income, satisfaction, interest and contact with other people. It can also give you a break from caring.
As a carer, you help the person you care for with many activities in and around the home. Understanding what you need to do and what help you can get can make your life easier.