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Adults Respite Services

For carers who live in Kent and Medway, we deliver a comprehensive respite service.

Our fully trained and experienced care support workers deliver services in the comfort of your own home, maintaining a familiar and safe environment for the person with care needs enabling the carer to have a break.

Our services are available to all age groups, children through to older people with a varied range of conditions and disabilities.

We will visit you in your own home to talk to you about your needs and respond sensitively to your wishes.

We will carry out an assessment of need and a risk assessment to establish your requirements and will match those requirements to a suitable member of staff.

It is of upmost importance that each individual person has a care and support plan that identifies their needs, choices and wishes with their desired outcomes.

The plan is reviewed regularly to ensure changes are identified to maintain the correct level of support is ongoing.

We offer a flexible and responsive service which is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, with visits from as little as once a week but could be daily, overnight or for a short break.

What can we do?
  • Personal care, bathing, washing, dressing/undressing

  • Mobility and transfers

  • Administration of prescribed medication

  • Meal preparation

  • Assistance with therapeutic programmes

  • Social activities and outings

  • Appointments

Specialist tasks may include:

  • Assisting with artificial feeding

  • Rectal medication
  • Assistance with eye and ear drops
  • Illeostomy, gastronomy and colostomy care - changing bags

  • Catheter care - changing bags, monitoring output

  • Tracheotomy Care - oral suction

Specialist services include:

  • Emergency cover

  • Palliative care

  • Prevent hospital admission

  • Hospital discharge

  • End of life care
     

To discuss your requirements, please contact our friendly team for an informal chat. Whatever your situation, you may take comfort that, as a charity, we are here for you, not for profit.

   01634 582132

  respite@carersfirst.org.uk

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