I’ve read somewhere of Breaks for Carers.
My hubby does a helluva lot for me and takes our strong Cocker Spaniel on 3 or 4 walks each day. All cooking, shopping, the list goes on.
Mr C is almost 70, has diabetes 2 (he controls with healthy diet) and an enlarged heart. He’s also becoming breathless with little effort.
Our daughter, a Specialist Nurse, said his blood pressure is managed by B.P meds. but he has a high & fast heart rate. She’s so concerned, she’s booked him a GP appt. & will go with her Dad on Tuesday.
Obviously, we’re concerned and I also feel SO guilty for piling him with responsibility and relying on him so much.
Has anyone used a respite centre or similar? Are they for a Carer to have a well earned break, have their meals cooked etc. Or, are they for us with M.S to give the carer a break from looking after us?
Either way, where do I start to find a Respite centre to try and reduce the stresses & strains Mr C is currently under?
Any suggestions (nice ones) welcome.