Conditions supported by live-in care
At Helping Hands, we have supported thousands of customers at home living with specific conditions. These include dementia, cancer, stroke, Parkinson’s and diabetes.
Live-in care allows your loved one to receive round-the-clock support at home and can speed up recovery. More importantly, it encourages individuals to maintain their routine and independence. For example, if your loved one remains in the hospital bed for a week without the need to, their muscles will naturally weaken and can ultimately affect their mobility. Whereas at home, our carers can encourage them to stay active and carry out light activities, such as making a cup of tea or taking a walk in the garden.
Our care is not just about supporting your loved one with managing household duties or running errands. Our care packages are designed specifically around their needs and condition, so they can continue to live life on their terms.
What Services are Provided?
We provide a variety of care services to support customers across England and Wales. With live-in care, our carers stay with your loved one, so they don’t have the hassle of relocating to a residential care home.
We understand how daunting it can be having someone new come into your loved one’s home, let alone live with them. However, we do our best to choose a carer that shares the same interests and hobbies as them. You’ll be provided with profiles of carers that would be a suitable match. For added reassurance, our carers go through a strict background check.
Here are some services we provide to help make a difference in your loved one’s life.
Living with dementia can have a significant impact on an individual’s lifestyle. It can cause memory loss, confusion, mood changes, anxiety and can affect speech. However, with the right care, it is still possible to live an active and independent lifestyle at home.
Our carers can support your loved one with getting dressed in the morning, help with household duties, and assist during mealtimes. They will also encourage your loved one to carry out their hobbies, keeping their mind healthy and active. Brain games such as crosswords, puzzles, and quizzes are also beneficial for those living with dementia and having someone to complete these with is always a bonus. That’s why our carers offer more than just an extra pair of hands; they are genuine companions.
Our carers also provide care for individuals living with physical disabilities. We ensure that our care packages are designed around the individual, as we understand that no one size fits all. Plus, your loved one’s dignity will always be considered.
Our carers can support your loved one with bathing, getting dressed, going to the toilet, household duties and preparing meals. They are also trained to use hoists so that they can support mobility.
Furthermore, the team can help your loved one with going to university, the day centre, and carrying out activities that benefit their mental upkeep. Our live-in carers will do their best to help your loved one regain their independence and confidence to live as they wish.
Palliative care may be required when your loved one is living with a life-limiting condition. This can include cancer, dementia and heart disease. It can be a distressing time, but with palliative care, you can continue to make memories with your loved one in a place they feel safe and comfortable.
Our carers will carry out treatments and holistic therapies to help manage your loved one’s symptoms. This will include physical, emotional and spiritual support. We understand how overwhelming it can be for family and friends too. So, if you are the primary caregiver, our carers can step in when you need to rest, assist with personal care, medication and provide emotional support when needed.
Remaining at home, in many ways, is the best place to be. Your loved one will be close to friends and family, pets and special memories and with live-in care, this is made possible.
Rehabilitation services can include physical therapy, speech therapy and cognitive therapy. Whether you are recovering from an accident, fall or surgery, our team works with healthcare professionals to provide physical rehabilitation. Perhaps, your loved one is living with a condition such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis or a stroke. Physical therapy can help enhance mobility and improve motor skills and muscle strength.
Your loved one can also receive support with cognitive therapy – suitable for those with mild to moderate dementia. This involves our carers carrying out activities and exercises to help improve memory, problem-solving and language skills.
We also offer occupational therapy, which helps with daily activities to enhance your loved one’s health and well-being. Whether that’s making a cup of coffee or taking the dog for a walk, having the support to do these things can help make a positive difference. Ultimately, it helps maintain a sense of identity and gives your loved one more control over their condition.
Page reviewed by Nicki Wood, Regional Clinical Lead on February 27, 2023