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Our respite home care service allows carers to take a break from caring. Companions Home Care provide high-quality respite care for your elderly loved one in the comfort of your home. Looking for short term care in London? Get in touch today.

What is Respite Care?

Many carers are required to work around the clock, especially when undertaking roles as live-in carers. Therefore, respite care is a service that aims to relieve these carers or family members so that they can have some time to themselves to relax and live their own life. 

If you are a carer, Companions Home Care are happy to offer our respite care support service to you. Carers need to take a break from their time-intensive careers to help mitigate job-related stress and gain peace of mind.

If you would like to know more about our respite care service, please contact us and call our team today. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and are on hand to offer friendly suggestions and advice.

Do you Require Respite Care?

If you are a carer or care for a loved one who is elderly or suffering from illness or disabilities, it can often be a demanding and time-consuming task. Unlike other occupations, caring for a person is an all-encompassing occupation, and you are required to give large amounts of your time to someone else.

It can be of great benefit to you to employ a short-term respite carer to take on your tasks and support you in freeing some time for yourself. The demanding nature of care work can often be stressful, and it is essential to give yourself time to relax and recuperate. 

This is especially true if you work as a live-in carer, perhaps for someone with dementia, attending to your client around the clock. While your client's health and wellbeing is your priority, it is just as important to look after yourself. Short-term care is the best way to ensure that your client or is looked after professionally while you take a break. 

If you are run down and overworked, you will not provide your client with a quality level of service. Therefore, arranging for Companions Home Care care respite and a qualified carer to take over your duties can often be a professional as well as personal help. 

Services Offered by Respite Carers

There are many forms of respite care that you can choose from. These services offer different levels of care, and some may suit certain situations more than others. 

Care at Home  

This form of respite care is best suited to those whose client or loved one must or has chosen to remain in their house. Here, a respite carer will come directly to you to take over your duties and support your client or loved one while you are away. 

Daycare Centre

Your local council or charities usually organise these care centres. They offer your client or loved one the opportunity to socialise while also giving you a break from your care duties.

Short-term Residential Care

A short stay in a care home may be the best option for your client or loved one. Many care homes provide such services, having spare rooms available for short stays. However, it is often best to arrange such stays in advance to secure availability. 


These are short term care services, often provided by charities and local care organisations. A qualified carer will look after your client or loved one's basic needs for a few hours while taking a break, keeping them company while you are away.

What are the Requirements for Respite Care?

Given the varied nature of respite care, replacement carers may be called on to carry out several different care service types; these carers must have the necessary training and qualifications. 

At the basic level, Companions Home Care respite carers must be certified for:

 Disability care


 Certificate number 3 in Aged, Disability, and Community Care

 Further training and certifications will also need to be provided once a carer is being employed. These include:

 National police check

 Working with Children

 Reference checks

 DHHS Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme

What do Respite Workers do?

Our respite care work at Companions Home Care essentially seeks to fulfil two functions: to provide temporary, professional care while relieving a full-time carer of their duties. When needed, these services can be employed if you want to go on holiday, for instance, or regularly. As previously mentioned, these respite care services can be provided either in your client's or loved one's home, as well as in dedicated daycare centres and care homes. 

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our respite care services and how they can guarantee you some peace of mind, please get in touch and call our team today. We are on hand to provide any respite care you may need. 

How to find the right care for your relative

01. Initial

During your initial consultation with us a specialist care consultant will find out all your needs and requirements for your loved one.

02. Carer

We recruit local carers specifically for the role, ensuring that they have the desired experience and skills for your needs.

03. Candidate

Having the choice to conduct your own interviews ensures our candidates will be the perfect match for you.

04.Employment Confirmation

After finding the candidate you love the most, the employment between yourself and the carer/housekeeper will be confirmed.

About Us

Contact us today to find out more about our respite home care service in London. Companions Home Care work with you to ensure that you get the best quality of life. Our private home carers provide high quality care visits at home for your loved ones throughout London.

We provide families with in-home care, part-time care, live-in care, respite care, housekeeper carer cooks, bilingual carers, and post-discharge care. Get in touch to see how we can help.

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