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.
Emergencies can happen anytime. If you are a carer, planning for emergencies will help you to cope even when things go wrong.
As a carer, you’ll often put the needs of the person you care for before your own needs. It’s OK to look after yourself too.