Can I receive short-term homecare?

We believe that when it comes to care, there is no one-size-fits-all solution and that everyone is unique. That’s why we provide flexible home care services which can be uniquely tailored to your specific needs. Part of this means we can be there for as little or as long as you need us. 

So, is receiving short-term home care possible? Absolutely! Read on to learn more about respite care in Romford and Clacton on Sea and surrounding areas and situations where it may be required on a short-term basis. 

Understanding short-term care 

As the name implies, short-term care is care that’s provided on a short-term basis. This can include services such as reablement care, end-of-life care, care following a hospital discharge and respite care. No matter how long you need us, our experienced carers are here to provide practical assistance and emotional support so that you can continue enjoying the comforts of home rather than temporarily moving into a care home. The reality is that life doesn’t always go according to plan. If the need for care suddenly arises, you can rest assured that we’re here for you. 

When may short-term care be needed?

Various unplanned life events can call for short-term care, which can be organised quickly when you need it. At the same time, it’s possible to arrange short-term care well in advance to ensure continuity of care. Here are some situations where short-term care may be needed: 

  1. The primary caregiver is away – Family caregivers need a break too. While they take the time to rest, relax and recharge their batteries, we’ll step in to ensure you are being well looked after during their absence. 
  1. Recovering from an illness or injury – When recovering from an illness, you may need some extra support. Whether you’re bed-bound and need an extra hand around the house or are struggling to do tasks independently following a fall, we’re here to help.
  1. Following a hospital discharge – Most people prefer to heal in the place they feel most comfortable: home. Following an operation or illness, our carers can help you regain strength and restore your independence during your journey to recovery. 
  1. When family situations change – Life changes. If your family situation has changed because a partner has passed away or your adult children have moved away, we can provide the consistent companionship needed to keep loneliness and isolation at bay. 

Our respite care services

No matter how long you need us, our flexible respite care services ensure that you or your loved one receives the necessary assistance and support to live well. You can expect our compassionate carers to help around the home such as with cooking and cleaning, provide support with personal care like dressing and toileting, encourage social interaction, pick up prescriptions, accompany you to appointments or events and so much more. We are here for you when you need us. 

Get in touch 
If you or a loved one could benefit from short-term care, we are here for you whenever you need us, for however long you need us. Please feel free to get in touch or give us a call on 0800 999 3447. One of our friendly staff would be happy to answer any of your questions and provide more information.