If you feel ready to take a break from caregiving, our respite carers will happily cover your responsibilities, giving you peace of mind whenever you’re away. We can design a bespoke respite care package with your loved one’s needs in mind, and can be as little as 30 minutes a few days a week. We can also arrange for a live-in carer to live with you or your loved one full time, enabling you to live comfortably at home.
Broadly speaking, respite care is any home care delivered on a temporary basis. Our customers usually seek out occasional respite care to fill in for a carer who, for whatever reason, can’t be there for a period of time. Respite care is a great way to ensure that yourself or your loved one continues to receive the support and attention they need, even when the schedule changes or things don’t go quite according to plan.
Respite care is not just for emergency situations, but can also be planned. For example, you can get in touch with us anytime you need to take a break from care duties for a period to go on holiday or else attend to other work or family matters. Our goal is to make sure you feel confident that your loved one is getting the care they deserve in your absence.
Helping Hands is there to make your life easier, and give you one less thing to worry about. We slot in around your routines and daily habits, so that life carries on as normal. Whether you already have a dedicated carer in place or a carer yourself, it’s important that you have a back up plan in case of emergency, or in the event you fall ill. Our home care Chesterfield carers are here when you need us, and we can send a kind and experienced carer to your home to make sure all the day’s activities go off without a hitch. Whatever your situation, we’re here to take a load off your mind and give your loved one the attention and care they ought to have.
Home care is not just for those who want to commit to ongoing long-term support. Respite care is ideal for a range of situations. For example, you may reach out to us when a carer is poorly and can’t be available, or when there’s a change in plan and a replacement carer needs to be found quickly. Respite support is also a wonderful idea when the normal carers need an extra pair of hands, for example during busy holiday periods. Finally, a respite care worker can step in temporarily to help in those days or weeks after a hospital procedure, accident or illness. We’re here to do what we can to make you comfortable until you are back on your feet again.
At Helping Hands, our philosophy is to work closely with each customer and find a care plan that works uniquely for them – we know that no two people are alike, and the care they receive should reflect this. We’ll always do our best to slot into the pre-existing routines and habits, so you can get on with living the life you enjoy, in the home you love best. This is why we try to match our carers with our customers – we believe a personal, genuine connection is important, whether we are supporting you for two days or two months.
The care you receive is up to you, and depends on your needs and preferences. Our carers are able to help out with housework and everyday tasks, cooking, organizing prescriptions and medications, or simply being there for a friendly chat and a cup of tea.
As a leader in the home care industry for more than 30 years now, Helping Hands is proud to say that we’ve earned a reputation for delivering safe, effective care of an extremely high standard. We are Care Quality Commission certified, and work with only the best carers who are not only fully trained, but compassionate, generous people who genuinely love helping others. We believe it’s our commitment to delivering care of a quality we’d use for our own loved ones, that sets us in a class of our own. In fact, we are the only home care company in the country ever to be given the award of Centre of Excellence.
Are you wondering whether respite care is the right choice for you? Understandably, it can be somewhat nerve-wracking to seek out help in an urgent situation, but we are here to put your mind at ease. Our customer support team is glad to hear from you. Please do get in touch so we can explore what our staff can do to help you and your family.