Why choose our Croydon respite care team?
If you are looking after a loved one, you already understand the enormous sense of responsibility that comes with being a carer. It’s important that you have enough down time too, so you can recharge your batteries and rest. Our respite care is there when you need to take some time off from care duties and enjoy a little self-care.
This type of home care is a short-term solution for all those occasions when you or your normal carer are not available. We can send a compassionate and fully trained professional to cover for you while you’re away, and you can be confident that everything will be as it should when you are ready to return.
Croydon respite support from Helping Hands
When life throws you a curveball and things don’t go quite to plan, the last thing you need is to worry about who will be taking care of your loved ones. Our home care offers you the peace of mind that comes with knowing we have your back in any emergency. You might need to step away for some time to tend to a work or family matter elsewhere, or you may fall ill or have an emergency that means you need substitute care in a pinch. We’re there for you when it matters; with your loved ones safe and sound and being well looked after at home, you have one less thing to worry about.
When to choose Croydon respite care
Respite care can essentially be planned or unplanned. If you’re a carer and need an occasional break, then you could easily arrange for a Helping Hands carer to fill in for you every once in a while, for a few days or more. But we are also there for you for those unplanned occasions when the normal schedule is disrupted, and you need someone else to step in urgently. We have emergency care or quick-start care and will make sure you have the support you need within 24 hours of getting in touch with us.
Finally, intermediate respite care is also a good option for those looking for a little extra support in addition to the care already in place. This could come in handy during the busy holiday season, during travel (for example to weddings or other events) or in the days and weeks after a hospital visit, accident or illness. A respite carer is at hand to make everyday household activities a little easier as you recover, and make sure everything runs smoothly.
Respite care services tailored to you
It’s understandable that seeking out any kind of home care can be a somewhat daunting prospect, as you want to be certain that your loved one will receive only the best care in your absence. Helping Hands doesn’t believe in one-size-fits-all care; instead, we take the time to get to know you and your family on a personal level, even if we only spend a few days here and there looking after you. Our goal is always to provide professional, safe and effective care services that fit you and your lifestyle.
You might need us for a few days or a few weeks. You may need a little assistance around the home, help with mobility, someone to take care of the cooking, housework, errands and things like personal grooming and organizing medications. Our carers are all practical, proactive people who genuinely enjoy finding ways to slot in around your daily routine and find ways to make your life a little easier.
Qualified respite carers in Croydon
Helping Hands has been a trusted leader in the UK home care industry for more than 30 years. We are certified and routinely monitored for quality by the Care Quality Commission, and our staff regularly undergo professional development and further training. Unlike many other home care providers in Croydon, we employ our carers directly, rather than source them from agencies. This is because it’s important to us that we only work with those carers who feel as passionately about excellent service as we do.
Our carers are as different as our customers are, but they all have in common the sincere desire to help others in whatever way they can. We believe it’s this commitment to care that goes above and beyond that has given us the reputation we enjoy today. We have even been appointed a Centre of Excellence – and we are the only home care agency in the country to have won this honour.