Having a break is likely to help you cope with caring and give you time to recharge your batteries.
You may want a break so that you can follow your own interests or catch up with family or friends. You may want to plan a longer break to allow you to go on holiday. The person you care for may benefit from a break too, for example by getting out of the house, meeting people or taking part in interesting activities.
To allow you to take a short break you might consider the following:
- residential care to enable you to go away on holiday or have a long rest.
- care at a day centre, day care resource or a care home to give you a break for a day or more a week.
- care by a trained person for a few hours in your home to give you a short break.
- additional help for the person you care for.