The warmer weather is approaching and we are all starting to dream about the fun-filled sun-drenched days ahead. You may be looking forward to leaving your routine behind and heading away for a well-earned weekend break or holiday. However, have you made sure there are supports in place for your elderly relative?
This can be a nerve-wracking process. It may be that your loved one is pretty self-sufficient, so they might not require regular support, but it helps to know there are strategies you can put in place for their safety and your peace-of-mind.
Perhaps you know a neighbour who could check on your relative? Remember people are often more than happy to help, all you have to do is ask. Some people set up a schedule of friends to visit regularly. We have heard of people organising different friends to come over every evening for dinner. This serves the dual purpose of ensuring their loved one has regular social interactions as well as having a contact person that you can check in with.
For more tips on the type of plans you can put in place to ensure your elderly relative is safe while you are away, click here.
And if you need more help than friends and neighbours can give, Mycare has a large community of workers, so it is easy for you to find a local person, who’s right for your loved one, to provide support while you are away. Our system is online so you can find and manage workers and visits while you are away. All our support workers are able to leave comments after each visit. This enables you to keep an eye on what is happening in your absence.
If you can’t find the right person on our platform when you first search, please give us a call as there are workers' profiles that may not be visible to you.
We have vetted each worker so you can rest assured that your loved one is in safe hands. We can organise visits as frequently and for as long as you require.
If you have any questions about the type of support we can offer please contact us on 0800 677 700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.