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Elderly Sitting Services

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What Is a Senior Sitter?

A senior sitting service is a form of respite care, where a person who cares for another person gets some time away to themselves. Everyone who cares for another person needs a break regularly, as while rewarding, caring for another person can be emotionally and physically draining. Seniors, or older people, are generally considered to be anyone over the age of 65 years, although circumstances differ widely, and many people of advancing years live totally independently without needing any extra support. For those that do though, knowing that caregivers can have some time away from their duties means that everyone involved can reduce the pressure on their shoulders and the person needing care can receive it consistently.

Thanks to our more than three decades of experience caring for our customers in their own homes, we are experts in supporting a range of different circumstances, from age-related frailties, up to more complex conditions such as dementia, cancer, MND and much more. Our carers are compassionate and kind, and frequently go above and beyond to ensure that our customers get to live their best quality of life possible.

We only select the most dedicated people to become Helping Hands carers, ensuring that they share our passion for delivering the highest standards of care to every one of our customers. Our service can be delivered on either a visiting or live-in basis and begins from just a few hours, few days or a longer-term arrangement.


What Is Included with An Elderly Sitter Service?

Our private carers can deliver care for our customers at home from just a few hours a week, several calls a day or even live-in, around the clock care. Our flexible home care packages are designed with you in mind, whether that’s by day, by night or even in an emergency situation. Our carers are experienced and well-trained, with many having years of expertise working with people living with dementia and other complex conditions. Our carers can support you with daily tasks such as personal care and medication, housework and meal preparation, meaning you and your loved ones get peace of mind that you’ll be cared for properly in your own home, while your carer gets to take a break and get a chance for some rest and relaxation.


Benefits of Home Sitting For The Elderly

Admitting you need extra help when you’ve always managed on your own can be difficult, however saying you need some support needn’t be a negative thing. By choosing Helping Hands for your care at home you’ll still retain your independence, but you’ll have some additional help within your home that will enable you to remain in the place you love. There are many advantages to staying at home for extra care, rather than feeling you have to relocate to a care home, because by staying at home you’ll have the reassurance of being in familiar and comforting surroundings, as well as getting to stay with the people you love and your precious pets.

Helping Hands can be trusted to deliver whatever levels of care you need, from companionship up to complex or nursing care, because we understand how best to support people at home. This is because we’ve been doing only that since we were founded in 1989, and we have grown steadily ever since to encompass around 150 local branches across England and Wales.

We were founded as a family company and despite our development we’ve never lost the values that we’ve always maintained, ensuring that we deliver the highest levels of care to every one of our customers, every single day. We train our carers very carefully and build on their existing skills, so that they can apply what they know to caring for their customers in their own homes. We also employ them directly so that you don’t have to worry about the details of their employment – we’ll do all of that for you. Our homecare services are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, meaning that you and your loved ones can be reassured that our standards will always remain consistently high.


Arranging an Elderly Sitter with Helping Hands

To discuss your care options and discover more about elderly care sitting services from Helping Hands, you can call us seven days a week to speak to one of our friendly and helpful customer advisors. Alternatively, you can talk to us via our website or request a call back for a time at your convenience.

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