If your regular carer is not available, you’re recovering from an illness or you’re being discharged from a hospital stay, respite care can be a favourable alternative to relocating to a care home temporarily. It makes sense that you would want to stay in your own home, the place that makes you happiest, with precious people, pets and possessions around you and with a carer from our Calne branch, we can make this happen. Helping Hands have been supporting people to live as independently as possible in their own homes for over 30 years, so we truly are the home care experts. If you would like to learn more, talk to our friendly team in Calne today.
Receiving respite care at home can be hugely beneficial to your physical and emotional wellbeing, as familiar surroundings can reduce anxiety and help you to feel calmer. If you already have a regular carer it’s important they get the chance to take some time off, as they will come back refreshed and energised which will benefit you both.
We can supply care visits at pre-arranged times of day, from 30 minutes upwards, or you can have one of our carers live-in with you in your home, meaning that you get the same high levels of care but also around the clock companionship too.
Your personalised support plan will ensure that your preferences and routines are respected at all times. Your carer will be able to support you with every task to make your day-to-day life more comfortable, including medication administration, meal preparation, mobility support, personal care, and housework. Equally, if you have previously enjoyed an active social life or just enjoy going out and about, your carer will be able to support you with that too.
When you’re coming out of hospital, you and your loved ones need to know that you will be cared for properly until you’re back on your feet. Having a respite carer from Helping Hands means peace of mind for both you and them and a friendly, helpful presence in your home until you’re fully recovered.
When you need care in an emergency, we can get a carer into your home within 24 hours. If you get short notice about being discharged from hospital or your regular carer has to rush home, we can ensure that support is available for you and will be there for as long as you need us.
Since 1989 we have been delivering the highest standards of care for our customers in the place they love best, their own home. Only the most compassionate and empathetic people get to be Helping Hands carers and we train them when they join us to ensure that their current experience is built on. We also offer professional development opportunities which can then be applied directly to their customers’ care and thanks to our team of clinical nurses, we can care for even the most complex conditions.
We are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, who consistently rate us as ‘Good’ for our care delivery, which demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards of home care possible.
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.