Intermediate care, sometimes referred to as reablement or respite care, is support that enables you to remain in your home while having some temporary support after an accident, illness, or hospital stay. Having some temporary support at difficult stages in your life may be necessary as you don’t want to consider going into a care home, even for a short while. Helping Hands have been making sure that people get to choose where they receive their care since we were established as a family business in 1989, and four decades later we are still true to our founding values. We can come to your home on a visiting or live-in care basis, for a few days or weeks, or if you’d like to transition to longer-term home care in Barnet we can help with that too. And because all of our care services are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, you and your loved ones will be able to have full confidence in everything we deliver.
If you’re finding certain tasks at home difficult, such as getting in and out of bed, undertaking personal care, or keeping your house clean, you may find that temporary support from Helping Hands can help. While it’s possible to have intermediate care delivered in a care home, there’s no need to feel you have to move out of the home you love because you can’t manage. Remaining in familiar surroundings can help you emotionally as well as physically, with the people, pets, and possessions that matter around you every day.
Having intermediate care at home doesn’t just benefit you, it also takes worry from your loved ones’ shoulders, and pressure from the wider healthcare system. This is because you can be discharged from hospital and back home with dedicated and experienced carers looking after you, rather than having to stay in until a care home space can be found for you.
Just because intermediate care is only for a few weeks that doesn’t mean we aren’t just as careful finding you the perfect support. We only choose the most compassionate people to be Helping Hands carers, spending a lot of time, money, and effort recruiting and training people who we believe will do an amazing job for our customers. Whether working alone or as part of your wider integrated care team, Helping Hands carers work tirelessly to support your independence and encourage you to get back on your feet as quickly as possible. We only want people working for us who put others first and have the wellbeing of our customers at heart, and we build on their existing skills to ensure they have all the knowledge they’ll need to do just that. In an emergency situation, where you perhaps are discharged quicker than expected, we can even have a carer in your home within a matter of hours in certain circumstances.
If you would like to learn more about intermediate care at home from one of our friendly customer care advisors, you can contact us online or over the phone, seven days a week. Alternatively, your local Barnet care team would be happy to talk you through your options for care at home, and you can find their contact details here.