Everybody needs some time for themselves, even more so when they care for someone else. This is where respite care can be integral to you and your carer’s routine. Whether it’s covering a two-week holiday, a short break, or needed urgently because of sickness or a family emergency, we’re here when you need us to offer one-to-one care and support.
With 27 years’ experience and a team of staff all trained to provide the highest standard of care possible, we’re here to make sure your loved one has the right support even if you’re not around. And because we’re regulated by the Care Inspectorate you can have a few days’ rest safe in the knowledge your loved one is safe and has everything they need.
Respite care is a temporary arrangement offered by our expertly trained carers for numerous care types including assisted living, and dementia care . It is also available for elderly people or those that need extra support following an operation or illness, or while their regular carer takes a well-earned break from the demanding duties of being a full time carer.
Caring for another person can be physically and mentally demanding, and much more than purely handling the day-to-day tasks. Especially when caring for long periods at a time, the emotional strain can take its toll. Respite care is there to provide your main carer with a break while still ensuring your care needs are met.
Respite care can either be provided through:
• Live-in care – where the carer lives in your house, offering support and company day and night
• Visiting care – if you need some extra support for a just a few hours each day or each week
You might also need to arrange short-term care if you have to attend a family emergency or other commitments. Respite care ensures that the person you are supporting always has someone there to help them if ever you’re not around.
Your chosen respite carer is there to do all the things you normally do. They can live in your home or attend on a visiting basis – your care plan is tailored completely to your needs. An individual support plan is created before any care commences to ensure our carers meet all of your requirements.
Your carer’s daily tasks could involve:
• Nursing care needs, such as catheter or continence support
• Personal care, including dressing, showering, and toileting
• Mobility support, helping your loved one move around the house
• Administering medication at the correct times
• Ongoing companionship and emotional support
• Cooking meals and fetching the food shopping
• Housekeeping, including washing and drying clothes
• Arranging visits out, for a break or to see family and friends
• Feeding and caring for pets if you have any
Respite carers also follow the routines you or a loved one are used to. For those living with conditions such as dementia, this consistency of care is incredibly important and being a member of the Alzheimer Scotland we’re constantly striving for the best possible support for people with dementia, helping them to follow the routine they are comfortable with.
Our respite carers all undertake extensive training at our learning & development centre, ensuring that they have all the skills needed to help your friend or relative feel supported in the short time you’re away.
A call can start the process of setting up care and can give you the opportunity to ask a member of our team any questions you may have, or if you simply just want to know more about the service.
After this a no-obligation home meeting can be set up which gives you the chance to meet with an expert and talk through your package of care. During this time, you will be able to give an insight into your preferences for a carer which we will work hard to meet. We help to match you with a fully trained carer who fits into your life and respects your space and dignity at all times.
If your regular carer is looking to go away on holiday or you want a few weeks of support following a hospital discharge, we can tailor a care package to suit you
For further information, please get in touch with our Care Manager.
The mission of Baillieston Community Care is to provide a high quality service to people with disabilities and their carers; attempt to improve their quality of life; prevent inappropriate reception into care; and keep risk to a minimum.
Parkhead School House, 135 Westmuir Street,
Parkhead, Glasgow, G31 5EX.
0141 771 6478
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat & Sun: 8am - 4pm
Out of Hours:
Our out of hours service operates outwith the hours above. Out of these hours we have a dedicated 24/7 on call service which is automatically directed to the on call Manager via our main office number.