Respite Care Service
Pulmy Home Care Service offers a range of respite care solutions. These include dementia respite care, adult respite care and disability respite care for adults with a range of disabilities.
At Pulmy Home Care Service we can offer respite services
to suit the needs of you and the adult you care for.
What is respite care?
Respite care provides a temporary service designed to give the primary caregiver a break from caring. It’s designed to be short-term to give unpaid carers a much-needed break to recharge their batteries, take a short break, or just be able to switch off for a few hours. Respite care could also be planned if, for example, you have your own health needs or need to have an operation or medical treatment.
Our adult respite care consists of a planned programme which could range anywhere from a few hours, to a few weeks. It’s provided in the comfort and familiarity of the client’s home, to significantly reduce the stress and upheaval of moving them to a care facility.
Support for unpaid carers
In Ireland, there are an estimated 161,000 unpaid carers that provide around 3.7 million hours of care per week. This could be to friends, neighbours or family members. An unpaid or informal carer is someone who provides unpaid, regular care and personal help to someone who has a disability, long-term illness, or health problem, including mental health difficulties.
It’s well recognised that unpaid carers carry a great burden when caring, with over half of carers reporting that they feel physically and mentally drained as a result of their caring role. Additionally, many carers themselves have health problems. Often, unpaid carers find themselves isolated and unable to participate in social activities due to their caring responsibilities.
Our adult respite care services have been designed with all of this in mind. We aim to help relieve some of the emotional, physical and social strains, supporting carers and enabling patients to remain in their own homes.
We strive to understand the specific needs of your loved one’s Dementia first before providing any Dementia home care. So, we’ll set up a consultation with you, whether in-person or on the phone, to discuss your loved one’s life story. We can also meet their family and friends to better understand their personality and interests.
Financial support for respite care
The respite care grant is paid annually to unpaid carers in Ireland. It’s automatically awarded to those in receipt of Carer’s Allowance, Prescribed Relative’s Allowance, Domiciliary Care Allowance of Carer’s Benefit. The grant is non-taxable is and paid for each person that receives care.
Contact Pulmy Care Home Services to discuss
your respite care needs
To discuss our adult respite care services and to create a respite care plan tailored to your own needs,
contact Pulmy Care Home Services and we will be pleased to help.