Respite Care


If you are the full time caregiver for a loved one, and require respite care service, then we are here to help you too. We respect and admire the job you are doing and we understand that you can’t do it all on your own. While caring for someone full time is a labour of love, it can be very challenging. Trust the caregivers at tlc4u2 to care for your loved one while you take a well-earned and much-needed break.

Peace of mind while you take a break

The key to good respite service is continuity. A registered nurse will meet with you and your loved one, in their home, to ascertain the level of care needed and the time period for which care will be required. This process is an entirely individual and personalised one, as your situation will be unique to any other. This is to ensure that our caregiver provides continuity of care at all times, as any interruption to routine can be distressing for many clients who require full time care.

At the appointed date and time our carefully selected caregiver will arrive to begin providing respite care. They will keep in contact with you or other family/whanau members to give you peace of mind.

Flexible Service

Like all our services, our Respite Care Service is entirely flexible. We can provide respite care for a short or longer period as required. We provide the same one or two caregivers for each of our clients because we know how important continuity is.

Our respite care can be arranged in a relatively short time frame and intermittent care can be prearranged to give full time caregivers and families peace of mind.

To find out if you may be eligible for a Carer Support Subsidy, contact your GP for more information.

Nola

Respite Care Case Study

Nola is a woman in her early 80’s living with Alzheimer’s Dementia. Her husband John is her primary carer and generally they manage very well together. Recently, John engaged our services for a four day respite period so could attend a wedding some distance away from their home.

Maintaining a routine is crucial for people living with Alzheimer’s and John felt that the journey would have been fraught with too many disruptions for Nola. A caregiver was assigned to Nola and after spending a few hours with her, John felt happy that his wife was settled enough for him to leave for his trip.

With support from her new friend, the caregiver, which included homecare, meals and companionship, and in the familiar environment of her own home, Nola coped well with the absence of John. In turn, knowing that Nola was being well looked after, John had peace of mind, and was able to relax and enjoy the wedding.

John and Nola utilise tlc4u2 up to four times a year to provide respite.

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To find out how our Respite Care Service can take some pressure off you and your family/whanau, contact our caring team at tlc4u2.