Visiting and live-in care in Biggleswade
Located about 40 miles north of Central London, the historic market town of Biggleswade is home to The Shuttleworth Collection, Jordans Mill and an expert team of Helping Hands carers.
Louise and her team of dedicated carers offer tailored support for you in the comfort of your own home, covering Biggleswade, Clifton, Dunton, Henlow, Hinxworth, Moggerhanger, Old Warden, Potton, Sandy, Shefford, Upper Caldecote, and the surrounding areas.
With the aim of retaining your independence at home, you can rest assured that we’ll provide only the very best care delivered with compassion and empathy.
Meet Louise Bradley, our Head of Home Care for the East Region
Louise chose to work for Helping Hands due to our renowned reputation within the industry and the fact that we are a family-owned company; it’s something that really resonated with her own core values.
She says: “I really connect with the values of Helping Hands and it’s great to see that these are shown throughout every department and practised every single day.”
Louise has extensive experience working in the care industry and has worked her way through various levels of training to her role as Head of Care for the East Region. She is committed to helping other progress and develop their practice and says: “Empathy is a key quality that I’d like all of my team to have…I’m always looking for talented people who have instinctive drive to deliver the best possible care.”
Visiting care whenever you need us
Whether it’s assistance to complete household duties or support to take medication throughout the day, our team in Biggleswade are here to support you when you need. With anything from a weekly hourly call to regular drop ins, we’ll keep in mind your requirements and ensure your care needs take priority.
Our aim is to retain as much of your independence as possible, whilst providing flexible, person-centred care. It might be that you want someone to help you get some fresh air in your local park that you would have struggled to do by yourself, or you may need mobility support getting to and from work. Whatever your needs, we can cater to them.
We understand how quickly care needs can change, particularly if you’re living with a progressive condition. The great thing about Helping Hands is that we can change to suit you – whether you need more or slightly less care, we’ve got it covered.
What a great impact Helping Hands has had for my mother. She is really pleased with the helpers who are ensuring that she is ready for the day. Knowing she has someone there has been a godsend.
Clare, a Helping Hands customer
Live-in care for your peace of mind
Moving into a residential care home is not always the most desired option for all, but sometimes there is a necessity for more intense support for you or a loved one. Having a live-in carer means that you don’t have the stress and upheaval that can come with moving into a care home, partnered with the fact that you’re not restricted in your meal times, activities and when you go to bed.
A carer constantly living with you means that you can remain in the comforts of your own home, whilst giving you and your loved ones peace of mind that all of your needs are being catered for.
With the support of an expert clinical team, we are also able to support more complex conditions such as stroke after-care, PEG feeding, stoma care and neurological & spinal injuries. So whether you’re looking for a step up from visiting care or need round-the-clock support after a hospital admission, the Biggleswade team are here to help.
Domiciliary care in Biggleswade
Traditionally known as care at home, domiciliary care takes into account your preferences and the frequency in which you want to be cared for.
Whether you need support moving from your bed into your bathroom to get yourself washed and dressed for the day, or you just want someone to accompany you and your canine companion when you take a stroll around the lakes in Lower Caldecote, we’ll be right there by your side.
Specialist Dementia care in Biggleswade
Recognised as an industry-leader for specialist dementia care, all of our carers are equipped to support those living with any one of the many variants of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, Lewy body and frontotemporal dementia.
With patience and understanding, we’ll make sure that you or your loved one are supported with their everyday care needs such as maintaining health & wellbeing, personal care and social activities. Although living with dementia can be an unsettling time for all involved, our expert team of carers will make sure you’re comfortable, understood and that you retain as much independence as possible.
Elderly care for you or your loved ones
Getting older is something that we all think about and sometimes even worry about; but with a Helping Hands carer from Biggleswade, we make sure that the only difference with elderly care is that it’s tailored to each individual.
Even if you’re relatively independent and just need an extra hand around the house, or perhaps you live by yourself and would like daily calls to help with your personal care – we’ll create a care package around you.
Respite care Biggleswade
Caring for someone is an incredibly gratifying job, but it’s important to take a break when you need some rest and recuperation. Without disrupting you or your loved ones’ regular routine, we’ll fit in around you and get to know your schedule., ensuring that care is delivered to the same high standard that you would expect from your regular carer.
Respite care can also be suitable for the following:
- Short breaks– Allows time for you to recuperate whilst your loved one is still cared for.
- Holidays– We can accompany you and your regular carer so you both have a holiday.
- Hospital discharge – If you need care after a spell in hospital to get you back on your feet.
- Emergencies –For times when your regular carer is unable to be there, perhaps due to a family emergency.
- One-off occasions – Support to attend special events such as a wedding or birthday party.
With care being able to commence in as little as 24 hours from your first enquiry, we can arrange respite care with very little notice.
I’ve been a visiting carer for nearly five years now, and really enjoy it! The flexibility helps me to stay at home with my children in the daytime and work evenings and weekends.
Sarah, a Helping Hands carer
Our industry-renowned carers
We’re extremely proud of each and every one of our carers. Being a kind and considerate person who is willing to put the needs of someone else first is not a job that just anyone can do; it takes a special sort of person to be a Helping Hands carer which isn’t something that can be taught.
With only 2% of our applicants getting through our stringent procedures and background checks, we really do only employ the best of the best. Fully-checked via the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and directly employed by us, we take care of all of our recruitment internally, taking any stress away from you.
As well as being thoroughly checked and vetted, our carers undergo in-house training from our award-winning team, who deliver modules covering manual handling, first aid, safeguarding, dementia awareness, health & safety and medication, amongst many others.
We are the only home care provider to be endorsed by Skills for Care as a Centre of Excellence and we are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who ensure our service is responsive, safe and effective.
Areas around Biggleswade we cover:
Find out more about care in Biggleswade
If you’d like to discuss visiting or live-in care options, you can set up a meeting with Louise and her team by calling 01462 322 489. We’re here to take your call seven days a week and can meet you at a time and place suitable for you.
If it’s easier for us to come to you, just let us know a time and place and we’ll be there.