Respite care: why choose us?

Respite care: why choose us?

As well as providing tailored homecare services to the elderly and vulnerable in the community, we also provide respite care. This means if you’re caring for a loved one or a friend, we can step in for a short time should you or their regular carer be unavailable for any reason. If you’re looking for respite care in Blackburn, Choice Care could be just the ticket to provide continuity of care. Read on to find out what makes our independent homecare service stand out.

What makes us different

At Choice Care, we understand how unnerving it can be to put your trust in a stranger when it comes to a loved one’s care. After more than 20 years serving the community, our family-led team knows the importance of continuity of care and we will always work with you or the person receiving care to come up with a plan to ensure minimal disruption. This allows us to understand the level of care and assistance they need and are used to.

As well as domiciliary care, companionship is integral to our relationship with those in our care. If you can’t be there for a family member and you’re concerned they may just need some company or mental stimulation, our carers are more than happy to join them for a cup of tea, a walk around the garden or to listen to their favourite music. We can also accompany them to health appointments as well as accompanying themn on trips out. 

Caring for carers

We also know that when someone you love relies on you for care, it can be difficult to organise substantial quality time with other members of the family. With that in mind, we can also arrange for one of our carers to accompany you and your relative on holiday. This allows you to enjoy time with the whole family – and some ‘me time’ – safe in the knowledge your loved one is content and in capable hands.

Why Choice Care?

We always recruit our team members from Blackburn and the surrounding areas, so our carers are knowledgeable about the community. This can often be a comfort to those in our care, especially if they enjoy getting out and about as well as a good old natter about town life.

Our use of state-of-the-art technology also allows our carers to record each visit to your loved one. This includes information on the care that has been provided, anything they think you might need to be aware of, as well as the time they arrived and when they left. This will be available anytime, anywhere via a mobile or laptop so you can rest assured your loved one is in safe hands during your time away from them.

Caring for people with complex needs

If your loved one’s needs are a little more involved, some of our team members are trained and qualified in specialist care including dementia care, end-of-life and palliative care, and other complex needs. Our compassionate carers understand the importance of joined-up thinking and the integral role of homecare in a wider network of support.

We work with a number of healthcare professionals and charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Parkinson’s UK, The MS Society and Marie Curie nurses to ensure our team is up to date on training and can provide the most effective support possible.

If you need time out or if your loved one’s primary carer is unavailable, call us today on 01254 504905. We’re always happy to chat through your loved one’s needs to arrange flexible, tailored care.