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Intensive Care

What Is Intensive Care?

Intensive care, also known as critical care, is when someone is seriously ill or injured and needs close monitoring. This can be quite a difficult experience for you and your loved ones due to the intensity and amount of support you require, which may also comprise of 24/7 care.

When you are discharged from the hospital, you may need follow-up care to help you with your recovery. With the help of our dedicated and compassionate carers at Helping Hands, we will be able to provide you with the right care you need from the comfort of your own home.

When Is Intensive Care Required?

Intensive care is required when you are living with a critical condition and need consistent observation and specialised care.

You may need intensive care following major surgery or a serious accident – like a road accident, a fall, or serious burn. If you are living with a short-term condition – such as a stroke or heart attack or have any critical infections like sepsis, it is most likely you will also need intensive care.

Regardless of how serious your condition is, our private carers will be there every step of the way to support you on your road to recovery.

What Is Included with Intensive Care Follow Up?

We understand that every individual’s condition is unique and the care they receive is dependent on the nature of their circumstances. This is why our home care packages are tailored to you. So, we make sure we put you at the forefront.

Although our carers don’t have access to the same equipment as the hospital, they receive clinical training and are equipped with the essential skills needed to look after you. For example, our carers are trained to support customers with catheter care, where hollow tubes are inserted to empty the bladder.

With Helping Hands, you are guaranteed to receive the best possible care from highly trained and skilled carers. You won’t need to worry about cooking your meals, taking the bins out and walking the dog. Our carers will help maintain your home, so you can concentrate on your recovery.

Why Choose Intensive Care Follow Up at Home?

When you or your loved one are admitted into intensive care it can be very upsetting and for some, being at the hospital can make you feel anxious. At Helping Hands, we understand the benefits of receiving care at home. After all, we have been providing this service for more than 30 years.

Being at home, you are around your loved ones, pets and little comforts, such as your bed and favourite chair. You are ultimately in the place you love most. Plus, you won’t be restricted to any visiting times – friends and family can visit you whenever you like.

Being in intensive care, can affect you physically and mentally but being cared for at home, can lead to a faster recovery and make a huge difference. You know where your things are kept, have access to your belongings and you’ll be able to maintain your own independence during your recovery.

Arrange Intensive Care Follow Up From Helping Hands

At Helping Hands, we offer different types of care to provide you with the support needed during this difficult time. Our visiting care starts from 30 minutes a week but you can opt for 24-hour live-in care. Our care packages are bespoke to you which means you will be in control.

Our friendly and compassionate carers will be at hand to support you, with minimal disruption to your routine. As well as clinical support, our carers can help you with household chores, your weekly shop and cooking. So, you can concentrate on your recovery and getting back on your feet.

If you would like more information on intensive care at home, call our customer specialist care team, who are available seven days a week. Alternatively, you can contact us via our website and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Page reviewed by Deanna Lane, Senior Clinical Lead on December 21, 2021