The Benefits of Staying in Your Own Home
“Patients often do better being cared for at home” says Dr Rooke, Chair of Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group.
Helping Hands Dementia TV Barbara and her Carer, Rosemary, show how the challenge of dementia can be met with Live-In support from Helping Hands. Staying in a familiar environment, surrounded by memories, is key to helping those living with dementia.
Couples remaining together
We support many couples to stay together in their own homes. With live-in care the flexibility does mean that often one carer can provide tailored support for both.The separation of elderly couples who have been together for decades can be a major cause of anxiety for all of those concerned. Live-in Care eliminates the worry and the stress, allowing couples to remain together for life.Even when one person has dementia, you can still stay together with the right live-in support. There are also excellent cost benefits with this type of arrangement, especially when compared to the cost of 2 beds in residential care.
One to one tailored care
We specialise in providing full time, one to one support. Our highly trained handpicked carers are truly passionate about caring and only providing the highest levels of care. Through our carers we are able to ensure personalised attention and support at all times.
From companionship through to personal care and to higher level care needs, our carers can support anyone to stay at home. We understand the importance of promoting and maintaining regular routines and preferences, including trips out and mealtime choices.
At Helping Hands we are proud of our award winning care team, without them we would not have the reputation that we are so proud to have today. Empathy, compassion, skill and commitment are just some of the attributes we ensure all of our carers have.
A company that understands
Live-in care enables you to stay in your home, living your preferred lifestyle, safe in the knowledge that your carer will be with you every step of the way, supporting you in your daily routines.
Whether you are returning home from hospital or if your current care arrangements are just not enough, we can help.
Continuity of care & managed changeovers
Our carers typically work for a number of weeks at a time which really enables you to build an excellent working relationship and bond.
Uniquely, Helping Hands provides a relief carer the day before your main carer takes a break as standard and at no extra cost. This means that you are able to relax and know that all of your requirements are understood, needs are met and care will continue uninterrupted. This is particularly crucial for those with anxiety and memory difficulties.
Your family and friends
Family can ensure they are spending quality time with loved ones safe in the knowledge that the care and support provided is second to none. By having a live-in carer, family and friends can concentrate on being exactly that.
Live-in care means that no one else has to take on a caring role – that is what our highly trained carers are there for.
Not forgetting those other important members of the family – pets. Many of the people we support have pets and they of course form part of the care we provide. Pets are a source of comfort and it is well documented that their presence can promote wellbeing and contentment.
Many nursing or residential homes will not allow pets, and this can be heartbreaking. Being able to stay in your own home, means that you will not have to find alternative homes for beloved pets, they can stay at your side – where they belong.