Respite care can keep you or your loved one where you’re happiest, meaning there’s no need to relocate to a care home for temporary respite care. If you’re recovering from an accident or hospital stay, respite care can be a practical solution when your regular carer is not available, or you’ve never needed care before. Welcoming a Helping Hands carer into your home means you’ll remove the anxiety of how you’ll cope, and your loved ones will be reassured that your care is being carried out by a professional.
We’ve been supporting people to live as independently as possible in their own homes for more than 30 years, so it’s clear why we’re considered the home care specialists. We ensure your preferences and routines are respected, thanks to your personalised support plan which will detail exactly how you like things done. This ensures that your care will continue seamlessly until your regular carer returns, or you’re able to manage on your own again. Talk to our friendly home care team in Brentwood today to find out more.
Staying at home for respite care can be hugely beneficial to your physical and emotional wellbeing, due to being in familiar surroundings which can reduce anxiety and help you to feel more relaxed. Equally, if you have a regular caregiver it’s important that they get time off, which will see them come back refreshed and energised, ready to care for you again. Our carers can come to you on a visiting basis; meaning they will come to your home at prearranged times to carry out your care or can live with you in your home 24/7. The benefit of live-in care is that you receive the same high standards of care as our visiting service, but you also get around the clock companionship.
Your carer will be able to support you with every aspect of your care needs, whether medication administration, meal preparation, mobility support, personal care or housework. They can also support you outside of the home, for instance going shopping, escorting you to appointments, or taking you to visit friends and family.
When you’ve been in hospital, it’s vital that you are fully supported once you return home. This is where respite care from Helping Hands can be invaluable; your carer will be with you for as long as you need to feel fully recovered, ensuring that your routines are respected thanks to your personalised support plan. Of course, if you eventually decide that you’d appreciate ongoing care then our team in Brentwood will be able to arrange everything.
Loved ones may panic about who is going to take care of you at home if they discover you’re to be discharged at short notice, or your regular carer has had to leave quickly. Having a respite carer means peace of mind for you and your family and ensures excellent continuity of care. What’s more, we can ensure that an emergency carer is in your home within 24 hours.
Helping Hands have been supporting people to remain as independent as possible in their own homes since 1989, all across England and Wales. Our ethos has always been to deliver the highest standards of care for all of our customers in the place they love best, and we still work to this today. We only employ carers who share this same vision and can therefore ensure that our carers are amongst the most compassionate in the industry. We fully train our employees to ensure that their current experience is built on and we keep their learning constant throughout their career with us. We are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, who consistently rate us as ‘Good’ for our care delivery, as they have with our branch in Brentwood.
Our friendly team of customer care specialists are available seven days a week to take your call, alternatively contact us via our website and we’ll be happy to call you back.