Whether the person receiving care or the caregiver, we all need a change from the usual routine from time to time, for a well-earned break, a holiday or just a special day out. Respite care from Helping Hands can be for a short period of cover, perhaps while your regular carer goes home for a while, or longer-term if necessary. Perhaps you are a family member caring for a loved one and you need to take some time away, or it might be that there’s a special family occasion coming up and you want to be able to relax and enjoy the day knowing your loved one is being looked after too. Respite care is completely tailored to your or your loved one’s needs and can involve a 30-minute visit once a week, several visits a day, or even around the clock live-in care. Knowing that someone else is caring for your loved one to the highest possible standards means you get to take some downtime and relax without the quality of their care being affected, and you can then return to your caregiving duties feeling refreshed. If you’d like to discover more about our respite care options, speak to our friendly Alcester team today.
Respite care is a good option when you only require temporary support and don’t want the upheaval of going to a residential home. Perhaps you are normally supported by family members, or you have a long-term carer who needs to take a break; whatever the reason, staying at home and continuing your care as usual will be beneficial for you and also for your regular carers who’ll know you’re remaining in the place you want to be most.
When one of our friendly and dedicated carers comes to give you respite support, you’ll notice a complete continuity of care. This is thanks to your personalised support plan that we’ll compile with you and your decision makers to ensure that everything you like done, and the routines that you prefer will always be at the centre of your care.
If you’re coming out of hospital you need to know that you will be fully supported when you get home. You may only require care for a short time, for instance if once recovered you’ll be able to support yourself or family will take over, however for those first few days or weeks you may prefer to know that a professional is taking care of you.
If you need care in an emergency, you need to know that there is a home care company who will be able to get a carer into your home that same day. Helping Hands’ Alcester team will work with you or your decision makers to ensure that your needs are fully taken care of, whether it’s medication administration, mobility support, meal preparation, personal care or many other tasks that we could help you with.
Established in 1989, we have extensive experience in providing respite care to people all over England and Wales. Our carers all receive extensive Helping Hands training before they meet their customers and therefore you can be confident in their levels of knowledge and expertise. Our employees also undertake continuous professional development to ensure that their skills keep being enhanced and that we are always at the forefront of industry developments that can be applied to our customers’ care. We also have a team of clinical nurses in each of our regions that support our carers to deliver enhanced care for our customers with the highest level of need, bringing many years’ experience in the NHS and the private sector with them.
Helping Hands is fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, meaning you can be confident in our service and our commitment to delivering the highest standards of care at all times.
Our dedicated team of customer care specialists are available seven days a week to take your call, or if you prefer, contact us via our website and we can get back to you.