Most likely, you think of hiring a carer to take care of an individual’s health needs. But Respect care doesn’t stop there. Our carers treat people holistically—mind, body and spirit.
Aside from health and safety needs, care recipients benefit from companionship and one-on-one conversation. Having someone to talk with is so important as we age. We can air our feelings, talk about our likes and dislikes—even share recipes or run off about the latest footy match. In time, a carer becomes an extension of the family.
Here’s a real plus: the routine of having a friendly face show up every day is an absolute feel good. This is an especially important factor in combating depression. Medical issues, losses in life and loneliness are all catalysts for depression in people as they age. A carer not only listens to concerns, but sets up activities that can stimulate the mind and body, which in turn elevates mood. In short, a busy day is a purpose-filled day!
Not surprisingly, the relationship between a carer and the person who is being looked after has a significant, positive impact on both. The time they spend with each other may be more than they spend with anyone else. An empathetic ear and sense of humour go a long way in developing trust and camaraderie. It’s a downright win-win.
For people diagnosed with dementia, the psychological benefits of having a carer are quite remarkable. In fact, according to Alz.org, having support for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can improve quality of life. Our Respect carers have learned techniques and activities to keep people in the early stages of memory loss actively engaged.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know that we are safe with a Respect carer?
I would like to be a caregiver. Are you hiring?
How can I prepare for my ACAT assessment?
Can someone join me during the assessment?
Is there a cost involved with the ACAT assessment?
Will an income assessment be done?
We can't wait for a Home Care Package. What services can Respect assist with immediately?
What can and can't I use Home Care Package funding for?
How many hours of service am I entitled to?
Does Respect have an exit fee?
How can I switch to Respect from another provider?
Do Respect Home Care support workers have training and qualifications?
Can I choose my own Home Care support worker?
How can I add or cancel a service?
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