The Importance of Rest for Caregivers
Whether rest takes the form of relinquishing your responsibilities for a couple of hours, having a relaxing day to yourself or enjoying a several-week-long holiday, it is vital for both caregivers and the people they look after.
Recognising the importance of rest can help carers avoid burnout, reap the benefits of a change of scenery and ensure their own mental and physical health is taken care of.
At Calvert Exmoor, we are committed to providing exciting, accessible holidays for people with disabilities and their carers. We understand how vital it is that caregivers have the opportunity to spend time with the people they care for outside of the caring role, trying new things together.
Finding the Time to Rest
Being a caregiver is a rewarding role, but it is often one that can be demanding. Finding time for yourself as a carer can sometimes seem a low priority in face of other challenges.
A sense of personal well-being for caregivers improves the relationship with those they care for through the reduction of stress. Sometimes, those who require care can feel like a burden to their carers, and caregivers can feel overwhelmed by the responsibility within the routine of looking after someone else.
A Chance to Care For Your Own Needs
When you have someone else’s needs at the forefront of your mind, it can be easy to let your own well-being fall to the wayside. But, you cannot care for someone else as effectively if you don’t first attend to your own mental, physical and social needs.
Fun activities alongside the individual you look after, whether it’s for several hours or a longer accessible holiday, means you can enjoy the thrill for yourself, helping to remove some of life’s pressure.
With built-in time for something different, you ensure you do have the time to care for yourself, recharge and experience the same things your care users are.
New Opportunities Together
For some, looking after themselves, as well as someone else can feel like a never-ending task, often leaving caregivers feeling socially isolated and withdrawn. A change of scenery and the chance to try new things can help ease the sense that, as a caregiver, you are trapped in a bubble or restricted by your normal routine.
When visiting a dedicated activity centre like Calvert Exmoor, both you and the person you care for can more easily get out there and dare to do something different! By offering a range of accessible and inclusive activities, there is a way for everyone to get involved.
Adventure Activities for Everyone
We believe that nobody should be left out. Whether it’s abseiling, climbing, or horse and carriage riding, we understand the value of offering unforgettable experiences that are accessible to people of all abilities.
Our holidays are designed for everyone and provide a great opportunity to find recuperation through adventure while still spending time with those you care for. We understand that needing rest is not always about getting away from the person you look after, but it can sometimes be undertaking new and exciting experiences to bring you closer together.
If you or someone you know is a caregiver that is looking to try something new with the people they look after, please do not hesitate to get in touch to find out more about our accessible breaks.