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Respite care in Chelmsford

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Chelmsford respite support from Helping Hands

If you care for someone else, it’s important you get some time for yourself, but what happens to the person you’re caring for when you take time off? Respite care from Helping Hands can be the solution, especially if you don’t want to uproot to a residential home for the time that your carer is away. Helping Hands have been supporting people to receive or short or longer-term care in their own homes for over 30 years and therefore you can be confident in us when we say we’re the homecare experts. Whether you’d like us to cover a short holiday, or you need us because of sickness or a family emergency, we can be with you quickly, usually within 24 hours. To find out more about how we could be supporting you or a family member, talk to our friendly team in Chelmsford today.

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Why respite care is a good option for short-term support

Caring for another person can be hard work, both physically and mentally, especially when it’s long-term. Respite care is there to ensure the main carer gets a break while making sure that your care needs are met. There are different types of respite care that we can support with including:

Live-in care – where the carer lives in your home with you, offering support and companionship around the clock.

Visiting care – The carer will carry out your care needs for a few hours each day or each week, at pre-arranged times.

Your carer can support you with a range of tasks which could include:

  • Nursing care needs, such as catheter or continence support
  • Personal care
  • Mobility support
  • Administering medication
  • Ongoing companionship and emotional support
  • Cooking meals and fetching the food shopping
  • Housekeeping, including laundry
  • Arranging visits out, for a break or to see family and friends
  • Feeding and caring for pets if you have any

Respite care services tailored to you

Respite care is available if you need some support for a short break, you’re being discharged from hospital and feel you would like some help to get back on your feet, or there is a family celebration that you’d like to attend but you don’t feel safe going alone.

Post-discharge support

When you’ve been in hospital, even for a short while, it’s natural that the thought if returning home to an empty house can be daunting, especially if you don’t have family living nearby. Having a respite carer from Helping Hands means that you can have someone in place for when you get home who can look after your every need, until you’re able to cope on your own again. If you decide you’d like ongoing care that’s no problem either, as our flexible care packages can be easily adapted to suit your evolving needs, with no break in the continuity of your care.

Emergency care

If you’re being discharged from hospital with very little notice, it’s understandable that your loved ones may struggle to know how to arrange emergency care. However, with our compassionate and experienced Chelmsford care team able to arrange for a carer to be in your home in 24 hours, you can be assured that you’ll be in the very best hands even when you leave hospital. Equally, if your regular carer suddenly needs to get home in a hurry or is perhaps taken ill themselves, call us to discover how we could be supporting you for as long as you need.


Why choose our Chelmsford respite care team?

Helping Hands have supported more than 40,000 people all over England and Wales to stay as independent as possible in their own homes, which means we really are the undisputed homecare experts. All of our carers are carefully selected by their local branches to ensure that they share our vision for great care and have ongoing training to make sure their skills are always up to date. All of our employees have the opportunity for continuous professional development while employed by Helping Hands, and by investing in our staff we know they’re motivated to support their customers to the very highest standards. We are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, who have rated our Chelmsford branch as ‘Good’ which evidences our commitment to delivering the very highest quality care.


Contact us for respite care support

Our team of customer care specialists are available seven days a week to advise you on how we could be supporting you or your loved ones. Alternatively, contact us via our website and we will call you back as soon as possible.

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