When you have an opportunity to get some free time grab it! Continue to do the things you love like listening to music or the radio, take a walk, and spend some time in the garden. If friends, neighbours or relatives offer to help, accept their offer.
Breaks can be taken in many forms and it is important to avail of any supports available such as:
- Home Help
- Day Care Centre
- Respite Care in residential centres
- Respite Care in public/private nursing homes or hospitals
- Weekend or week long holidays i.e. Ballybunion Respite administered through the HSE.
- West Cork Carers Support Groups Respite funds to enable Carers to take a short break from caring