Content tagged with 'Emergencies'

Why write stuff down?

There can be a lot to keep track of as a carer – from medicines to health care appointments, medical history, care needs, support services and emergency contacts.

Emergency Care Plan

An emergency care plan makes it easy for someone to take over from you in a hurry. It has all the information about the person you care for in one place, so you can get it quickly and easily.

What is respite

‘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.