"Respite at Bells - the first holiday in over 10 years without one of the two people I care for."
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Just returned from carer's respite at Bells at Kilcare. The first holiday I have had in over 10 years without one of the two people I care for. The journey to Kilcare was a big guilt "trip". My journey back yesterday was joyful. I felt I had been away for two weeks. Spending time with other carers in similar situations was so beneficial - no fear of boring people with "my story" - we all have the same story, but different names. It was lovely to observe all the other carers "lighten up" in such a short time. The speakers were very inspiring and I have come away with some helpful tools. Many thanks to one particular staff member for initiating this respite. And many thanks to HammondCare for yet another service (Parkhill, Lucinda and Lindfield Team) that has proven to be "high above my expectations".