Just as most jobs provide holidays, carers should try to take some time off from caring.

Respite care offers the opportunity for both the carer, and the person being cared for to take a break. This may be for a few hours, a day, a night or a few weeks. Respite is needed to relieve the stress of being a carer or simply making time to do chores such as shopping and cleaning.

Friends at Home provide a respite service to offer family and friends a well earned break, whilst knowing their loved ones are being cared for.

We provide a minimum of 1 hour - 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Domestic Assistance

Friends at Home delivers an extensive range of domestic assistance services to clients of all ages to assist with tasks that will reduce the fatigue or discomfort often associated with general home duties. Our staff understand how important the little things can be and take great pride in offering the following cleaning services:

  • Washing dishes
  • Hanging out laundry
  • General vacuum
  • Weekly linen changes
  • General tidying of bathroom, kitchen and bedroom

Personal Care

We all know how important it is to maintain our personal preferences for hygiene and grooming to feel good about ourselves. It can sometimes be difficult to ask for help with these very personal tasks. That is why our staff are sensitive and compassionate well trained and always ready to assist or encourage in every situation.

Personal care for our clients involves assistance and support for people of all ages and care requirements. Our services are designed to enhance quality of life and independence with minimal disruption to daily routines and lifestyle with services such as:

  • Showering
  • Drying
  • Dressing
  • Shaving (if required)
  • Making of beds
  • Preparation of light lunch
  • Providing transport for shopping and appointments
  • Assisting with breakfast
  • Medication reminders