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Mendip Respite & Home Care

Mendip Respite & Home Care is a care service specialising in providing nurse-led respite care to a client in the clients’ own home. The term ‘respite care’ in this context means providing relief for the usual care giver from their caring role.

Respite Care may be offered for short or long term placements, on a one off or regular basis,  for times when the full time carer may need to have time out to recharge their batteries, take a holiday or perhaps look after their own emotional and physical health care needs. It may take place during the day, evening or night or a combination of all with 24 hour at home care provided.

Respite Care can also be provided in times when the client needs additional care, such as following a hospital stay for illness, injury or an operation.

Respite Care may be on a planned or unplanned basis.  With planned respite, dates can be booked in advance.  Unplanned respite is usually provided in response to an emergency situation, such as the usual caregiver unable to provide support.

It is important to emphasise that respite care is provided by ONE care practitioner solely for ONE client – or occasionally two clients when a couple both require care.  This is arguably superior to respite care provided in care homes where there are often many clients and few staff.  Home care on a one to one basis can provide a superior, safer and completely personalised care package, often at comparable cost.  One to one care shows better outcomes compared to care homes, such as less falls, less hospitalisation and increased consumption of food and drink.

We are also able to provide a regular, scheduled home care service.

Unlike most care providers, we understand that caring for a person in their own home does not happen in isolation and we provide support around household management tasks such as personal administration, pet care and living a life around what matters to you.

Amanda Davidson RGN, is the lead nurse of Mendip Respite & Home Care.  With more than 30 years working as a nurse she is a former care home manager and a dementia specialist.  Amanda has also worked for the NHS as a Carers Manager, working with family carers.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.  Email clientenquiry@aol. com  Telephone Amanda Davidson on 07445 980352.


Last Updated: 4th November, 2020

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