One option for seniors looking to receive care is to move to a residential care facility or nursing home. However, after 30 years in the home care industry, Helping Hands understands that this option is not always the most appropriate. Domiciliary care is essential care delivered in the comfort and safety of your own home. A professionally trained and experienced carer will visit you where you live and work closely with you to make your life easier, day to day.
One of the most obvious benefits of receiving home care is that the standard of service you experience is inevitably higher, with you receiving undivided attention from a single carer who knows and understands your needs and preferences. Domiciliary care can also be a comfort when there are health conditions or limits to mobility, but the person doesn’t necessarily want to move away from the home they love best, or give up too much of their independence seeking out ongoing nursing.
Domiciliary care may be right for you if you feel that your life could be improved with the assistance of someone to take care of challenging daily tasks. Whether you are elderly, convalescing, have impaired mobility or other health conditions that make certain tasks difficult, our home care Croydon carers will make sure that you get on with living your life the way you want to live it.
Helping Hands offers both live-in care services (for those needing more full-time, round-the-clock assistance) and visiting care, for those who would like support but on a more occasional basis. We can visit during mornings or stay with you overnight, come just a handful of times a month or visit several times weekly – it all depends on you. We are also aware that care needs can and do change with time, so we make a point of being flexible. You can always make adjustments to your care plan according to your needs.
Domiciliary care covers a wide range of separate services, all of which are flexible enough to suit any unique situation. Care can be live-in or visiting, but we can also arrange overnight or emergency care for all those unplanned situations or times when you need quick cover in a pinch. We can offer specialized dementia care support when necessary.
Whatever your unique situation, Helping Hands is here to do what we can to make your life easier and more comfortable. We can make sure that the daily housework and errands get done, that you are receiving the assistance you need with grooming, washing and dressing, that you get support with your mobility in the home and outside it, and that someone is always at hand to do the shopping, meal prep and even pet care as and when you need it. Our more nurse-led care is there to make sure you take your medications at the right time, or even make sure your prescriptions are collected.
Finally, we also offer respite care services for those who already have a dedicated carer, but who might want the peace of mind of knowing that there is always back up support when needed. Respite domiciliary care can be planned (such as with a holiday) or unplanned (such as when the carer falls ill or needs to tend to an urgent matter).
Helping Hands has been offering domiciliary care services of the highest standard for more than 30 years now, and in that time our commitment to our customers has been recognized in the awards we’ve won. We’re Care Quality Commission accredited and are proud to say that we have also been named a Centre of Excellence. We are in fact the only home care group in the UK to ever be given such an honour.
Helping Hands carers are some of the finest in the industry, and have been specially selected for their genuine passion for care work that goes above and beyond. Our carers hail from all walks of life but what they have in common is a sincere dedication to making a difference in the lives of others. We believe it’s this passion that puts Helping Hands in a class of its own.
Investigating domiciliary care for yourself or a loved one can be a daunting process, but we’re here to help. Please do get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about how we can help you and your family.