Respite Care and Short Breaks

Caring for a loved one is a huge commitment that requires endless patience, love and perseverance, we know it can become overwhelming at times and it can be difficult to ask for extra help. It is important for you to take regular breaks by using respite care so that you can enjoy a rest, take a break and recognise the importance of taking time out for yourself.

That’s why we created our home-based respite care service. Having some respite service in place will enable you to take a break, relax and give you some time-out to catch up on hobbies and interests, run some errands or even go away for a few days with friends.

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Breaking Point

Caring for a loved one is tough, everyone needs to rest at some point and we all have a breaking point. This is normal and nothing to be ashamed of.

What is available?

We can provide support from a couple of hours to enable you to go for a walk, or to meet friends for a coffee, to support over longer periods.

Accessing Services

There are various routes to accessing services; we would meet to discuss what was required and the options available to you.

myCare have been providing home care and support services for over 20 years, you can rely upon us to care for your loved one with compassion and professionalism.

What is a Short Break?

A Short Break means you (the carer) and the person you care for being supported to have a break from your normal routine and the often stressful demands of your caring situation. Short breaks are an essential part of the overall support that families and carers need to help them care for a family member, partner or friend.

A Short Break means you (the carer) and the person you care for being supported to have a break from your normal routine and the often stressful demands of your caring situation. Short breaks are an essential part of the overall support that families and carers need to help them care for a family member, partner or friend.

Short breaks can range from a couple of hours to longer periods depending on individual circumstances and what matters to you. It is important that you have a range of options which are flexible; sometimes you may like a break on your own, sometimes with the person you care for or with a friend, an opportunity to get time to yourself in your own home or to go away for a while.

Short breaks can benefit you through:

  • Allowing you to have a break from day-to-day routines
  • Allowing you a chance to experience new things
  • Giving you time to rest and recharge the batteries
  • Providing opportunities to meet new people and maintain friendships
  • Providing you with time for personal interests, leisure or cultural activities
  • Improved health and well-being
  • Greater independence

What our clients say

A lovely message of thanks from a Care Manager in Aberdeen

Having Brigita, Mums carer, is a Godsend!  It really has “saved” Mum and us. Mum really seems to have taken to her and is very settled with her. They get on very well and Mum is chatting about lots of different things they discuss and starting to take an interest again. Mum is eating better and getting more sleep. We are not having to sleeping over and are all getting to “breathe” again. Words cannot express how all our lives have changed with the fantastic help and support Mum has been given to be able to continue to live in her own home and be as independent as possible”.

Note from Nick (Managing Director): Thank you so much for taking the time to feedback on our service. For me it’s seeing letters like this that gets me up in morning, knowing such a positive impact is being had on someones life. Thank you and we will make sure this lovely message gets back to Brigita.

“I just wish to express my sincere thanks to myCare and the team for everything you did for Mum. She looked forward to her carers visiting each day and special thanks must go to her regular carers who looked after her with so much respect, dignity, and tenderness and made her final days so peaceful. “

“I’d like to thank myCare for the support they provide to Mum, we feel like the carer is part of the family.”

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