Visiting and live-in care across Bournemouth
With seven miles of unspoilt coastline, award-winning Victorian gardens and a Premier League football team, you really are spoilt for choice in the popular holiday destination that is Bournemouth. Home to famous faces such as author Mary Shelley, Hollywood actor Christian Bale and international netball player Geva Mentor, Bournemouth now has its very own team of Helping Hands carers.
Your local team can provide support with a whole variety of different needs and cover care across Bear Cross, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Ensbury Park, Kinson, Northbourne, Pokesdown, Westbourne, Winton and the surrounding areas.
Meet Octavia, our Area Care Manager
"I joined Helping Hands in 2019 after 18 years in financial services in the customer experience sector. I moved in to the care industry as I was looking for a role with a people-centred organisation with great purpose. Helping Hands has already proved to be exactly that and this is a really exciting time for the business as we start to grow our high street presence across the UK. As Area Care Manager looking after all our new branches in the South during their set up phase, I am thoroughly enjoying recruiting the best of the best in the industry and seeing our new branches open up to deliver brilliant things for our customers and, of course, our people."
Everything about the care we’ve received for our mother has been fantastic – from the initial meeting to the lovely carers that visit her every day. We couldn’t be more happier.
Elsie from Dorset
Visiting care in and around Bournemouth
Whether you need regular visits throughout the day to support you with your mobility or 30-minute drop-ins once a week to help you to plan your meals, visiting home care is moulded and tailored entirely around what you want and need. That way, you can rest assured that you will always have someone that you can rely on who will support you with your care needs.
Experienced in supporting individuals with a variety of different conditions or health needs, our expertly-trained carers can assist with anything from Parkinson’s, dementia and Huntington’s to multiple sclerosis, acquired brain injuries, cerebral palsy and many other conditions. Regardless of your diagnosis, they can support you to ‘live well’ rather than ‘suffer from’.
Local to you, we can offer tailor-made assistance that is flexible to your changing needs. So, if your mobility begins to affect your ease of getting in and out of bed or washing yourself, we can adapt your care plan so that you have everything you need to live at home safely and comfortably.
Round-the-clock support with live-in care
You may have more intensive care needs that you need support with throughout the day and night, or you may live as a couple but one of you needs extra care that the other is unable to provide. Whatever your situation, live-in care is an ideal solution if you need round-the-clock support but want to remain in the comfort and familiarity of your own home.
As the phrases suggests, live-in care means that a carer will come and live with you in your home to help with everything from personal care, medication, mobilising, housework and cooking. What’s more, your live-in carer will be someone that you can rely on and who has your best interests as their priority, providing one-to-one support that you may not be able to receive if you reside in a nursing home.
Trained at our bespoke centre in Warwickshire, all of our live-in carers undergo award-winning training to ensure they are equipped to assist our customers with their physical and emotional wellbeing. Living with you in your home means that they’ll get to know you, your preferences and how you like to spend your time. So, if you love whiling away the afternoons watching the fishing boats come and go at the harbour, or you love the feeling of the sand between your toes on Alum Chine Beach, your live-in carer will make sure you live your life the way you want to.
Domiciliary care for extra peace of mind
Traditionally known as visiting care, domiciliary care is designed to cater to all of your practical needs so that you can continue to live an independent life, just with a little assistance here and there.
From help with getting up and dressed in the morning, to preparing your meals or even taking you to medical or hair appointments, domiciliary care really can be what you want it to be so that it fits into your life seamlessly, without any disruption to your wellbeing or routine.
Dementia care from our experts
With over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and around 50% of our customers living with some form of the condition, we recognise how important it is for our carers to be able to provide the very best in dementia care. That’s why we ensure that all of our carers are equipped to support our customers practically and emotionally, enabling them to live well with dementia. We even have a Dementia Champion Accreditation, awarded to carers and managers who have completed additional dementia training and who become our own experts in the condition.
From vascular dementia to Alzheimer’s, we have the expertise and experience to support you and your family, regardless of what type of dementia you have or how advanced it is. Whether it’s helping you to get in and out of the house safely or if it’s helping you to enjoy memories from your youth, we’ll get to know what’s meaningful to you so that your care package is bespoke to you.
Retain your independence with elderly care
Getting older doesn’t mean that you have to give up your lifestyle or the activities that you enjoy doing. Our friendly carers can make sure that you’re still able to get to the Pavilion when there’s a new show or take in the scenery and sea air whilst sipping a cup of tea on Bournemouth Pier. The great thing about elderly care is that everything is custom-made for you, so that you always have the safety net of support whilst still living life to the full.
And if your care needs start to change or you need more regular visits, our care plans are completely flexible so that you always the most robust package of care.
Respite care for emergencies or short-term breaks
Care needs can sometime arise quickly without warning or time to put a plan in place. With respite care from the Bournemouth team, you can count on them being there as soon as possible – often within 24 hours of your first enquiry. So, if you’ve recently had an injury or illness and you need extra help after leaving hospital or your regular caregiver needs to tend to a family emergency, we’ll step in and provide the right level of care for you.
Respite care is also an option if you want to take a holiday or attend a celebration but are unable to do this alone. Although you may be able to tend to your personal care yourself, you may feel unsteady on your feet and not confident enough to travel alone. That’s where we can help. A carer can accompany you to your chosen holiday spot or venue, ensuring that you have everything you need to get there safely and enjoy your time away.
Friendly, dedicated carers that are fully trained
At Helping Hands, we only employ the very best individuals that are full of passion for caring for others. Whether they have a little or a lot of care experience, we ensure that they undergo a thorough training programme to equip them with the skills they need to deliver the highest standard of care. And because we recruit and select our carers via our own Recruitment Teams, we can guarantee consistency of care and carers that have full background checks such as Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) screenings.
As an industry leader in home care, we only aim for the highest standards. To do this, we are fully compliant with the stringent guidelines set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), ensuring that our service is responsive, effective and safe. We are also members of the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and Spinal Injury Association (SIA), who promote the safest and latest practices when caring for those with their respective conditions.
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Find out more about care in Bournemouth
To discuss your care needs in more detail and find out the most appropriate support available, you can speak to our friendly advisors via telephone. Lines are open seven days a week.
Alternatively, you can pop into our Bournemouth branch, where the team will be happy to find the appropriate care solution for you. They can even come to you if you find it difficult to get to the branch – just let them know when and where and they’ll be there.