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Respite care in Bedford

Bedford respite support from Helping Hands

Taking a break from caring is vital for anyone who supports another person full-time, however, it can often do both the caregiver and the looked-after person good to have a break and see another face for a while. It’s not always through choice that respite care is needed, perhaps due to a carer being taken ill or because a person who doesn’t normally need care has had an accident. Because at Helping Hands we’ve been caring for people in their own homes for over 30 years we really understand home care, and we know that staying at home for respite care is preferable for most people. Our dedicated branch teams across England and Wales can ensure you get all the support you need, and our excellent Bedford care team are certainly no exception.


What is respite care?

Respite care is generally temporary, short-term care that’s needed for a week or two to either cover your carer’s break or to support you after a hospital discharge or accident. You may have a carer usually who is highly valued, yet they’ll still need to have regular time off to ensure that they remain in the best physical and emotional health to keep you fully supported. Perhaps it’s family members who provide your care on a daily basis, which means it’s even more vital that they get to step away from time to time and have a holiday or change of scene.


When to choose respite care

Caring for someone else can be hard physical work and emotionally draining, yet it’s also immensely rewarding; however, that doesn’t mean your carer doesn’t need to have time away from you now and again, and vice versa. If your carer has time off you’ll probably appreciate them even more than you do at present when they return so it’s no bad thing to have someone else care for you temporarily. It’s reassuring to know there’s a care company like Helping Hands who are experienced in all types of home care and will ensure you are supported to the very highest standards, and even in an emergency situation, we can usually get a carer into your home within 24 hours.


Respite care services tailored to you

Having respite care at home as opposed to going into a care home means you get to stay in the place you love, without the upheaval and upset of having to relocate, even temporarily. Our bespoke packages of support mean that you are always kept at the centre of your care journey and because we offer respite care on a visiting-care and live-in-care basis, we’ll definitely be able to tailor it to your routine and condition. Your dedicated carer will follow your personalised support plan to make sure your every need is taken care of, including personal care, medication, mobility support, meal preparation, housework, laundry, and every other type of domestic task. They’ll even help you to access your local community if it’s something you’d enjoy. Then, before you know it, your regular carer will return, to seamlessly continue your plan of care.


Qualified respite carers in Bedford

When you choose care from Helping Hands you get the benefit of our over 30 years of experience delivering care in our customers’ home, but more than that you get a fully managed service that is delivered by compassionate and empathetic carers. We’re very particular about who becomes a Helping Hands carer and we only select a small percentage of our overall applicants who demonstrate natural qualities of kindness and care. After all, we can train them on everything else they need to know, which we do, but we can’t teach a person how to care from the heart. We keep you safe at home as well by screening all of our carers through the DBS and also checking their backgrounds thoroughly. In addition, we’re fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, which means that you and your loved ones can always be reassured that we’ll deliver the high standards of care that we promise to.


Contact us for respite care support

If you’d like to learn more about respite care at home in the Bedford area then call our friendly customer care team seven days a week. Or, if you’d prefer to contact us via our website, we’d be happy to call you back at a time that suits you.

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