Respite care from Helping Hands can be a positive alternative to going into residential care, even temporarily. You can be supported in your own home from just a day or two up to several weeks of short-term support, meaning you recover in the place that means the most to you. This can be a positive influence on your physical and emotional wellbeing too as you’ll wake up in your own bed, looking out at your favourite views with your beloved pet by your feet.
It goes without saying that staying close to the people you’ve lived with for decades will also aid your wellbeing better than uprooting to a strange place with strict visiting protocols. Whether you’re being discharged from the hospital, your family need a holiday, or your regular carer is sick, our dedicated Cobham carers will make sure you live as comfortably as possible for as long as you need us.
Respite care is a short-term package of care, usually delivered by a different provider than your usual care comes from if you already have care. Respite care is intended to support you for a short time as you recover from an illness, accident, or surgery, or while your regular carer takes a well-earned break. It’s vital that any caregiver gets to take regular time off so that they can return to their caring duties refreshed, relaxed and ready to undertake the everyday requirements of the person they’re caring for. Sometimes respite care can be needed in an emergency, due to carer illness for example, so it’s good to know that even in those circumstances, Helping Hands can have a carer in your home in a matter of hours.
If you are about to be discharged from hospital but you’re concerned about how you’ll manage, or perhaps if your family has told you they need to take a break together, you may be worried about who will support you at home. This is where respite care from Helping Hands comes in, as you’ll receive the highest standards of care everyday in your own home, without having to uproot to a care or nursing home. Your bespoke package of care will be accompanied by a personalised support plan to ensure your care follows your preferred daily routine and we work hard to make sure that the handover from your regular carer is as seamless as possible. That means that while they’re away you can relax in the knowledge that your care is covered, and so can your loved ones.
Your bespoke package of care will be delivered compassionately by our amazing carers, who regularly go above and beyond to ensure our customers’ routines always follow their wishes. In fact, our carers will do so well in ensuring continuity in your care delivery that it’ll be as if your regular carer had never left! We deliver respite care on either a visiting care or live in care basis, from as little as 30 minutes a week up to as long as you need us, so that key moments of your day, such as getting up or eating your meals, can be covered. Your independence will always be promoted as our first priority, making sure you get to live the life you want while receiving the care you need, whether that’s medication and mobility support, personal care, meal preparation or so much more.
Throughout our 30 years of experience, we’ve grown and evolved to ensure we never stop learning the best ways to support our customers across England and Wales, and now we have almost 150 local care branches in place. Consequently, you can be sure that wherever you are, you’re not far from Helping Hands. Our carers are the real heart of our business because without them and the incredible things they achieve for our customers every single day, we wouldn’t be here. We train them carefully to ensure they have all the skills they’ll need to be an amazing carer, yet the most important skill of all we can’t teach them, which is to care about the wellbeing of others, naturally. We’re fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales and we check our carers backgrounds thoroughly so that you can be confident about the person who is entering your home and the high standards of care they’ll adhere to.
If you’d like to know more about care in the Cobham area for yourself or a loved one, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly customer care team are available every day of the week to answer all your queries. Alternatively, contact us via our website and we’ll be happy to call you back at a time that suits you.