The role of caregiver is an incredibly demanding one, even if you are caring for someone you feel deeply for. Being a caregiver for a loved one means that you are responsible for the following, but not limited to:

  • Personal care: bathing and grooming, dressing, toileting, and exercise.
  • Basic food preparation: preparing meals,
  • Errands like shopping,
  • Housekeeping, such as laundry and cleaning and
  • Medication management and assistance.

What is respite care?

Respite care is fundamental to support you and your loved ones while caring for them. Respite care intends to provide you, the primary caregiver, with a well-needed break. The aim is to give you the chance to get some well-needed rest or simply a temporary break from your responsibilities.

Respite can give you the chance to go on holiday or day trips, with or without the person you are caring for. In some instances, if you’re going on holiday without the person you care for, you might consider them staying in temporary accommodation, such as residential care. However, this is not always the most suitable choice. Our home care services, or live-in care services, will give you the same full service of care without the person having to leave the comfort of their home.

Types of respite services

Respite care can allow you to share the responsibility of the person you are caring for. But it also gives you the chance to take a personal moment for yourself. Respite care could be something that you agree with friends and/or family or a professional carer. It can give you the chance to take a break for personal activities, like to go to the gym, play a round of golf or tackle a chore, like shopping. Essentially it should give you the chance to do something which you can’t usually achieve with the person needing your care.

Respite could be something that you decide is occasional, or it could be regularly.

What respite care services do Clarendon offer?

Clarendon can offer home care services and live-in care services. All of which are bespoke and tailored to your needs. You may initially decide that home care is the direction you’d like to take, and we could provide a carer regularly to help you care for your loved one. Or you might like to take the opportunity to have a live-in carer who can take much more of the responsibility from you so that you can better enjoy the time you spend with your loved one. Some of the services we provide within our live-in and home care services are:

  • Personal care: such as bathing, showering, toileting and dressing.
  • Safety: anxiety caused by a fear of falling can be alleviated by round-the-clock care or by someone checking you regularly.
  • Help in the home: housework, laundry, shopping, preparing meals and running errands
  • Getting you out of the house: for activities with friends or a nice walk

A Clarendon Carer can help you and your loved ones gain the confidence to safely leave the house and live in your home. They’re your second pair of hands and aid you to live a dignified life at home.

Further Information

Please do not hesitate to get in touch for more information about the services we provide here at Clarendon Live-in Care or discuss the best options for your family. The Clarendon live-in care team would be delighted to help. You can call us on 0208 439 7722, or if you would prefer to e-mail us, please contact us at