Respite & BreaksRespite care can give you family carers break from the routine from some essential routine tasks, or just to take some much neeed time for themselves. A longer break for a family carer is important for their physical and emotional wellbeing.
Care & Support At Home
Some Domiciliary Care Agencies provide a respite package of care at home, enabling a family carer to take some time out of the week on a regular basis. This also means that the loved one with dementia can remain in their familiar surroundings.
Swansea Council have some fantastic day centres and social groups. An assessment is needed before someone can attend a day centre. Call the common access point on 01792 636519 for more information.
Short Break In A Care Home
A short stay in Residential Care can enable a carer to go on their own holiday or provide regular planned breaks. They are also used to help with unanticipated situations that a family carer might find themselves in. To access this type of support,from the local authority, call the common access point on 01792 636519 or visit Swansea Council’s Short Breaks section. Your contact at social services will advise you if funding is available.
Private Respite Support
You could choose to arrange and fund your own respite care break. Here are a list of local care homes in the Swansea area that offer respite care.