Our respite care team can provide you with a well-deserved break from your care-giving duties or support you whilst you are not needing care long-term. Whether it’s covering a day or a week for 30 minutes to full time live-in care, the level of care is completely tailored to your loved one.
Caring for someone who is no longer able to take care of themselves is one of the most rewarding things you can do. However, providing care can also be extremely demanding and this can take its toll on your physical and mental health. Everyone needs some time for themselves and carers shouldn’t feel guilty about taking a break every now and then. It is important to remember that you are a fundamental part of your loved one’s life, so breaks from caregiving will benefit you both in the long-run. Our respite care services are in place to relieve carers of their duties and provide quality temporary care. This means you can have complete peace of mind that your loved one will receive the dedicated support they need when you’re not around.
As one of the UK’s leading home care providers, we have over 30 years of experience supporting people across the UK. All of our carers are hand-picked following a stringent recruitment and vetting process. They then complete fully-regulated training and assessments to give them the skills and knowledge to support your loved ones in their own home. All of our carers take part in ongoing training to expand their skills and knowledge across a wide range of areas including dementia care and other complex health conditions. You can have confidence that we have local carers on standby to support your loved one and provide the highest standards of care when you are not available. Every Helping Hands carer shows compassion and is dedicated to helping people to live the lives they want, regardless of any health conditions they face.
Caring for a loved one can be extremely demanding and everyone needs some time for themselves. It is important that you take regular breaks from your care responsibilities to recharge your batteries and focus on your own health and wellbeing. Our respite services will allow you to have a weekend away, go on holiday, socialise with family and friends, or simply enjoy some time relaxing alone.
Respite care services can also be used in emergency situations when urgent care is required, for example, due to illness or a family emergency. In these situations, we can usually arrange professional care within 24 hours. Although, this can often be arranged quicker in crisis situations. Our professionally trained carers are always on hand to step in and provide short-term care if you are pulled away for whatever reason. Having a temporary carer will also allow you and your loved one to experience first-hand the excellent care options available in your local area. This will give you peace of mind knowing that there is someone to take your place, should you ever be unable to provide care for your loved one.
We understand that every situation is different, which is why we take the time to get to know you and create a care plan that best suits your needs. Respite care services from our Bolton team are completely flexible and can be tailored to match your exact requirements. This means we can arrange care for as little as a few day, so you can run errands or complete other daily tasks. Alternatively, we can arrange for a dedicated carer to provide 24-hour, live-in care for several weeks or more if you are going away for a longer period and your loved one requires more intensive support. Whatever you need, we are here to help and ensure that your loved one receives continuous, high-quality care.
As a family-run care provider, we understand that handing over responsibility of care for a loved one can be extremely difficult. However, it is important to remember that there’s only so much you can do before you will start to feel physically and mentally drained. This is why it is natural – and essential – to take a break from caregiving every once in a while. If you would like to discuss how our respite care services could help, then give our specialist customer care team a call. We are available to chat seven days a week and one of our friendly advisors would be more than happy to discuss the various care options that could work for you.