Every caregiver needs to take a much-needed break every once in a while, and our respite carers can help ensure that your loved ones are well-cared for, keeping your mind at ease while you’re away. A respite care package is tailored to your loved one’s needs, whether that means an occasional visit or longer-term care.
If you care for someone else – whether as a professional or as a close family member or loved one – you know that a little break can be beneficial. Carers need care too sometimes, and it’s no secret that even the most dedicated carer ought to regularly take time out from care duties to give themselves a little TLC and recuperate. This is where respite care comes in – this kind of care is temporary and intermittent, and designed to step in to offer some relief and a break for the usual carer.
Our home care Cheltenham carers are there to make sure that life goes on as normal at home, even when you or the normal carer has to step aside for a time. Your loved one will receive continuous care and will get the support and attention they need, even as you tend to other matters elsewhere or even go on holiday now and then. Respite care allows you a break but also the peace of mind that comes with knowing your loved one is in good hands, and that everything will be as it should e when you’re finally ready to return.
Helping Hands carers specialize in personal, customized care that fits in around your pre-existing routines and habits. We work hard to make sure that all the day’s activities carry on in the way you like them, including housework, helping with mobility around the home, to something as simple as sharing a friendly cup of tea and a biscuit in the kitchen.
There are several circumstances that might make you consider respite care. When planned in advance, respite care can be a wonderful extra support for carers who wish to take breaks and holidays. But we can also support you in more unplanned situations, such as emergencies or urgent situations that require your immediate attention. We want to be there for you in your hour of need, and can send a carer to your home within 24 hours of you contacting us. So, whether someone falls ill, has an accident or cannot be present to perform care duties as normal, we have you covered, and will look after your loved one until you’re able to resume care yourself.
Respite care is also an option for those times when you are available, but would benefit from additional support from a professional career. Perhaps your loved one is recovering from an illness or a hospital stay, and you would like a little extra reassurance and support as they recover. We can also be there during periods of travel, or at busy holiday periods where an extra pair of hands is necessary.
We know that you and the people you care for are unique individuals. We don’t offer generic care services because we know that everyone is different. Instead, we make sure to get to know you on a personal level, so that we can work around your established home life and offer you the support you want, exactly when you want it. Helping Hands offers not only respite care, but a range of flexible services including emergency care, overnight care and nurse-led support. We understand that things don’t always go according to plan, and that care needs can and do change. This is why we’re flexible and adaptable in the support we offer you.
When it comes to your family and loved ones, nothing but the best will do. Helping Hands has been in the home care industry for more than three decades, and in that time, we’ve amassed the experience and know-how needed to deliver truly outstanding care to our customers. Because we’re certified and monitored by the Care Quality Commission, you can rest assured that the care you receive will be effective and safe, and delivered by properly trained and compassionate professionals. We are thrilled to announce that we are the only home care agency in the UK to have ever been granted the award of Centre of Excellence – and we believe this speaks to our ongoing commitment to the best in the industry.
Whether you need support urgently or are investigating the possibilities for intermittent respite care, please do get in touch with our customer support team. We are more than happy to walk you through the options, and see what we can do to help.