At their neat home in Port Macquarie, Tom (not his real name) cares for his wife, Helen (also an alias) who is living with early stage dementia. Next week, he has a regular appointment with his good mate, John, to play golf. He values this regular time with friends and the exercise it affords him. However, Helen has recently started wandering outside and Tom is worried that she might come to harm if he leaves her alone.
For carers and their loved ones, the reassurance of respite care is an invaluable resource. Home Nursing Group can provide respite care, which offers support to both the carer and the person they are caring for at home, when needed. The carer may or may not be present during the delivery of this service.
Home Nursing Group knows that carers face many challenges. Assisting an elderly loved one with their daily living can be a rewarding experience, but is also be very demanding, physically, mentally and emotionally. Carers often neglect their own well-being when they are focussing on their loved one’s needs.
Respite care can help to lighten the load, allowing carers to focus on other responsibilities, like personal household tasks, paid employment, studying, or volunteer work, or to just enjoy general free-time while they rest and recover.
They will be comforted by the knowledge that their loved one is being supported and cared for by the compassionate and professional Home Nursing Group team. Respite care also gives both carer and loved ones the opportunity to meet other poeple and to gain additional experiences and interactions
And most importantly, respite care has been shown to reduce stress levels in carers and care-recipients, thus enhancing overall quality of life.
Our services at Home Nursing Group are available for any length of time, whether for an hour, a day, overnight, or for several weeks. Our respite care is provided in the comfort of the client’s own home.
HNG respite services are provided by our team of highly-experienced and skilled nurses, who are passionate about working with elderly people and consider it a privilege to do so.
We fully understand the needs and preferences of home care, and are dedicated to providing the support that carers need. The amount of care received will depend on the individual needs of the carer and the care-recipient, ensuring everyone gains access to care that is right for their own situation.
If you are a carer or you know someone who may benefit from respite care, please contact Home Nursing Group on 1300 698 693 or via the form on this page so we can customise a package to suit your needs.