Updated: Mar 11
PLEASE don’t forget to take care of YOU too…
Age UK carry out some incredible research and have recently announced that during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of unpaid carers aged 65 and over, doubled to more than a staggering 4,000,000!
The figures are unimaginable. And of those carers, 23% were in their 80s or older – that’s one in six or 780,000 people, aged 80 or older, providing more than 75,000,000 hours of free care.
Everyone has shown such great strength and compassion over the last year or so; going the extra mile to ensure that loved ones are safe and cared for. But, irrespective of age, caring for others quite so intensively, as selflessly, and over such extended periods of time, can impact negatively on our own health and wellbeing.
We all need a break; time and space for ourselves, to do things for ourselves, to rest, do something fun, read a book, go for a long walk, relax. Its basic self-care. Its wellbeing. It’s not selfish, it is a necessity. And if help and support is needed in order to get it, then there is help out there. And so is the financial support.
At Pure Heart Homecare, we have an incredible team of support workers – all fully trained and dedicated in providing quality care at home – care at home, because home truly is where the heart is. The place we feel at our most comfortable.
So, whether short or long-term help is required, and whether it’s for a couple of hours a week or daily, we are here to support you too. Remember, you are not alone.
Every client’s needs are different and by working together, we can deliver a care plan that is perfect for you and true to your needs. So, if you need any help or advice, then please just pick up the phone and speak to a member of our team.
We are here for you.