What is Respite Live-in Care?

Live in respite care is a temporary service that provides a package of care in the comfort of yours or your loved one's home. It offers continuity of care when primary Caregivers need a break or when short term 1-2-1 care  is needed following a change in health or need , often enabling a prompt hospital discharge. 

Unique Senior Care are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who have recognised our live-in respite care as 'Outstanding'. Our level of service ensures that our clients have their daily routines and care needs expertly managed by our skilled caregivers within the security and familiarity of their own homes.

Most importantly, it gives families peace of mind, knowing that their loved one is receiving the care, support and companionship they need.

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When to Choose Respite Home Care

In-home respite care can be a lifeline in various situations, its quick to put into place in a crisis or can be planned well in advance . Consider this service for temporary care in scenarios such as:

Allowing a family holiday or main Caregiver's break

Recovery time for a Caregiver after illness or surgery

1-2-1 care to allow for a safe and quick hospital discharge

Post operative convalescence and rehabilitation

Sudden changes in need requiring immediate care support

Trial periods before committing to ongoing live-in care

Our live-in respite care is tailored to meet a range of needs, offering solutions from one week up to a maximum of four weeks. This flexibility ensures that whether it’s a planned break, a step down to hourly care, or a necessity for immediate support, our service adapts to your unique circumstances. After four weeks, if continued care is needed, we smoothly transition to ongoing live-in care, to ensure uninterrupted, high-quality support.

How Much Does a Respite Live-In Carer Cost?

The cost of respite live-in care is typically set based on the individual's specific care needs and the duration of service. At Unique Senior Care, we offer a flat rate of £1820 per week for individuals with respite care for a couple costing £2065 per week. This rate includes our fully managed service, the matching and selection of a highly skilled caregiver and an outstanding level of personalised care, beyond what is typically available in a care home setting.

Recently, I had occasion to use the services of Unique Senior Care, following a hip replacement. I found the whole team, from management to carers, very helpful and respectful. The carers were always willing to perform every task that I required and were friendly and cheerful. Also, I found them to be pretty punctual. All in all, I had a very good experience with Unique Senior Care and would certainly recommend the company. - SP, Unique Senior Care client (Homecare.co.uk)

The Benefits of Respite Care at Home

A live in respite carer offers numerous benefits, particularly for those needing continuous support at home. This service combines professional care with the comfort of familiar surroundings, ensuring tailored and uninterrupted care for someone important to you. Ideal for both emergency situations and regular breaks, our 24 hour respite care provides peace of mind, knowing that your loved one's care needs are met by a dedicated care team. It's a thoughtful choice for families looking for quality care without the need for residential care.

Continuous Care and Support

Live-in respite care provides 24-hour support to ensure all your loved one's care needs are met day and night, offering you complete peace of mind.

Comfort of Familiar Surroundings

Respite care allows your loved one to stay in their own home, benefitting from the comfort and familiarity of their surroundings. This is especially important for those with memory-related conditions such as Dementia.

Tailored Care Plans

Each care plan is customised to the individual's needs and preferences, ensuring they receive the most appropriate and effective care.

Reduced Stress for Families

Knowing that your loved one is in capable and caring hands at home reduces stress and anxiety, giving you the respite you need.

Flexibility in Care

Our service is flexible, adapting to short-term or emergency care needs, ensuring continuity even in unforeseen circumstances.

Continuity of Care

A consistent Caregiver provides stability and builds a trusting relationship, enhancing the overall care experience for your loved one.

Holistic Approach to Well-being

Beyond physical care, our Caregivers offer companionship and emotional support, contributing to the overall mental and social well-being of your loved one.

FAQs: Common Questions on Short Term Respite Care

How to Arrange a Live-In Respite Care Service

Navigating the process of arranging short-term care can be straightforward and stress-free. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you understand how to get started:

Initial Inquiry: Contact us to discuss your needs. We're here to listen and guide you through the options available.

Needs Assessment: We'll conduct an in-depth assessment to understand the specific care requirements of your loved one.

Creating a Personalised Care Plan: Based on the assessment, a customised care plan is developed, ensuring all needs are addressed.

Matching with the Right Caregiver: Our team will carefully select a Caregiver who matches the care requirements and personal preferences

Start of Care: The live in respite care service begins, with continuous support and assistance.

Ongoing Communication and Support: We maintain open communication and offer ongoing support throughout the respite care period.

If you're thinking about respite care, we're here to help. Contact us today for more personalised information or to begin the process of arranging care. Our team of experts will guide you through every step, ensuring that your experience is tailored to your unique needs.

Reach out to us via phone, email, or our website contact form below to start a conversation about how we can support you and your family during this important time.

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