Caring for someone else is one of the most rewarding things you can do, however there’s no doubt it can also be exhausting at times, both physically and emotionally. Consequently, it’s vital that your caregiver gets to take regular time off to recharge their batteries and refresh their energy so that they can return to you ready to support you to the best of their ability. Our Camden care respite team will come in and ensure that your care continues seamlessly while your regular carer gets to take a well-earned break, or we can care for you temporarily after you’re discharged from hospital or recovering from an illness.
Respite care is short-term care that covers the period when your regular carer cannot carry out their duties, for whatever reason. This could be due to a scheduled break so that they can go on holiday, or even emergency cover due to them being taken ill or having to leave quickly. Respite care can also be needed when you don’t usually have care at all, perhaps due to being discharged from hospital or having had a fall and needing some help to get you back on your feet.
If your regular carer cannot be with you for whatever the reason you need to know that you’ll still be cared for expertly, and that your care will continue as if nothing had changed. That’s where Helping Hands comes in, as we’ve been caring for people in their own homes since 1989, so you and your loved ones can be confident that you’ll receive the highest quality care whether it’s for a few days or a few weeks. Perhaps your family want you to go on holiday with them, but you are concerned they won’t get to relax and enjoy themselves due to your ongoing needs? By taking a carer with you, you’ll get all of the support you need, while you all get to spend time together in pleasant surroundings.
Just because you may only need us for a short period of time, doesn’t mean you’ll get any less of an exemplary service, whether that’s on a visiting care or live-in care basis. By having respite care on a visiting basis, you’ll have our compassionate carers come to you as often or infrequently as you need, to support you with your day-to-day routine and ensure you get to live your life as well as possible. Having a carer live-in on the other hand, will ensure you’re never alone at home both day and night, which will give you and your loved ones an extra level of reassurance. Regardless of the service you choose, your care will be accompanied by a personalised support plan and your carer will support you with everything you need, such as personal care, medication, mobility, meal preparation, housework and much more.
We’ve spent more than 30 years delivering the highest quality homecare to thousands of customers, and at the heart of that care is every carer who works for us. We’re very particular about who we select to work for us because we have to be sure they all share our passion for delivering exceptional care, while promoting our customers’ independence and keeping them safe at home. We train them well to ensure they have all the skills they need to support you, while building on their existing knowledge to help them develop as carers. We are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, meaning that you and your loved ones can be confident in our abilities to always deliver the care we promise to.