Live-in care and visiting care in Bromsgrove
The gateway between second city Birmingham and the county of Worcestershire, Bromsgrove is a bustling town that’s surrounded by the scenic rolling hills of Clent and Lickey. With traditional country pubs and craft centres dotted around the town centre and smaller villages, paired with a thriving music and arts scene at the Artrix, Bromsgrove really does have something to offer everyone. This also includes a team of friendly, professional carers from Helping Hands who are dedicate their lives to supporting others.
Sarah and her team provide the very best in person-centred care in Blackwell, Bromsgrove, Burcot, Catshill, Charford, Dodford, Fairfield, Finstall, Lickey End, Sidemoor, Stoke Heath and the surrounding areas.
Meet Sarah, our Branch Manager
“Hello! I’m Sarah, the Helping Hands Branch Manager in Bromsgrove. I am responsible for ensuring our customers receive the best possible care so that they can remain as independent as possible in their own homes. I ensure that our team of carers have the best possible support and guidance that they need to do their job to the best of their ability. It's really important to me to encourage my team to develop in their roles. I want to help them achieve their goals both personally and professionally.”
Home care in and around Bromsgrove
Since 1989, we have set the standards in professional home care and have extensive experience in the field. From providing daily support with washing and dressing to taking customers to the local café for a cup of tea and slice of cake, our visiting care service covers a whole host of different tasks, all of which aim to make you feel comfortable and safe within your own home.
The experienced team in Bromsgrove have a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and between them will be able to find the right solution for you. So, if you’re living with early-onset Alzheimer’s and require support with light household duties or if you have multiple sclerosis and need help getting around the house and to and from the shops, we’ll put the right package of care in place for you that caters for all of your needs.
If your condition changes or your symptoms become more advanced, we can alter your care plan at any time. Our aim is to keep as many people as possible happy and healthy at home, without having to move into residential care. And if you still enjoy feeding the ducks at Sanders Park, we’ll incorporate this into your care plan too.
My father has had three carers from Helping Hands. I could not have asked for better. They have all been different but all have been fantastic, I would certainly tell people how good the service has been.
Mike, a visiting care customer
Live-in care to cater for all of your needs
If you need more intensive support at home, live-in care can cater for a higher level of care. Designed so that a carer comes to live with you in your home, you will have the constant reassurance that there is always someone there to make sure you have everything you need and provide assistance as and when you require.
The benefits of a live-in carer don’t just cover practicalities; they also offer a source of companionship and comfort that you wouldn’t necessarily get from residential care. Because they’re your sole carer, you are able to build a rapport with them that can often mean that they become much more than a carer; they become a friend too.
If you require assistance with more complex care needs, we are able to put care in place that is fully supported by our team of clinical nurses. With a wealth of experience from private and public health care services, our nurses work with your live-in carer to make sure that you are able to remain living independently in your own home, regardless of whether you have a tracheostomy, catheter, stoma or PEG feeding tube.
Domiciliary care led by you
Traditionally known as visiting care, domiciliary care is designed to fit around your needs and requirements and is delivered as little or as often as you prefer. So, if you are living with the after effects of a stroke and need help with cooking and cleaning, we’ll get to know you and your home so that we can make sure that everything is done just the way that you like it.
As well as supporting you with tasks around the house, we’ll also take you to medical appointments, accompany you to visit friends or even take you out for the afternoon at the Jinny Ring or Hanbury Hall. Domiciliary care is so much more than looking after you at home; it’s also about maintaining your physical and emotional wellbeing.
Dementia care for total reassurance
A dementia diagnosis can be quite difficult to understand and process, particularly if you’re fiercely independent and enjoy doing things your way. But, if the time has come where you need extra support but don’t want to move into residential care, you won’t have to with our empathetic carers from the Bromsgrove team.
Trained in supporting those living with one of the many hundreds of different dementia types, our dementia care team will aim to ease any worries that you or your loved ones have by making sure that you’re looked after but that you can retain your independent lifestyle. Whether we pop in once a day to check on you or if we call in every few hours to help you prepare a meal and support you with your personal care, we’ll do what we can to keep you feeling safe and comfortable at home.
Retain your independence with elderly care
Just because you’ve reached a certain age that some may consider as being ‘old’, it doesn’t mean that you are. As the saying goes: “You’re only as old as you feel” – and that’s exactly what Sarah’s team will enable you to feel too.
From completing light household duties, watering your plants and helping you with medication, all the way up to personal care and assistance with your mobility – elderly care can be as casual or involved as you want it to be. And as you get to know the carers that come to see you, you may even find yourself enjoying a cup of tea and a catch up with them on the latest episode of your favourite soap or political goings-on; the possibilities are endless.
Respite care when you need extra support
If you’ve recently been discharged from hospital and need a bit of extra help when you get home, respite care could be a great way to get back to your home comforts without having to compromise on your recovery. We’ll get to know exactly what your needs are – from when you need to take your medication to supporting you to and from the toilet if necessary – which can be reviewed on a regular basis as and when you begin to get better.
Respite care could also be necessary for you when your carer needs to take a break for some well-earned rest and recuperation. A short-term break can become a very important part to your care routine, as it allows both of you to take some time out without having any impact on your care. We’ll make sure that everything is in place before your caregiver steps down and that you still receive the person-centred care that you’re used to receiving, so that your routine is left unaltered.
Award-winning training for our carers in Bromsgrove
Whether you’re welcoming a live-in carer to your home for the first time, or your about to embark on dementia care for a loved one, every single one of our carers are provided with award-winning training that ensure they are fully equipped for delivering the best possible care.
We are very proud to be the first and only home care provider to have its training programme awarded as a Centre of Excellence by Skills for Care, of which are carers are trained in manual handling, dementia, personal care and first aid just to name a few modules.
As an industry-leading home care provider, we are consistently monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who ensure our service is responsive, effective, safe and that we are delivering what we say we will to our customers and staff.
It’s really important to get to know the person you’re caring for – what they like and what their interests are – and help them live the life that they want to.
Kate, a visiting carer in Warwickshire
Areas across Bromsgrove that we cover:
|Aston Fields||Barnt Green||Blackwell|
|Sidemoor||Stoke Heath||Stoke Prior|
Find out more about care in Bromsgrove
If you’d like to discuss yours or your loved one’s needs further, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our friendly advisors on 01527813459. We’re here to take your call seven days a week.
Alternatively, you can come and see Sarah and the team at the Bromsgrove branch on Stourbridge Road, where they’ll be happy to talk through the different types of care that they can offer. If you struggle to get out and about, they can even come to you.