If you’ve been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition then it’s understandably a very difficult time for both you and your loved ones, however there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to live well for some time after your diagnosis, especially if you have help at home with the tasks that you may be finding more difficult. Having palliative care at home in Darlington from Helping Hands means that you’ll be fully supported with every aspect of your palliative care journey, while being able to remain living in the home you love. Being in familiar surroundings means you can focus on the treatments and therapies you’re undertaking and spend quality time with family members while we take care of everything else. And because our visiting and live-in care services are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and the Care Inspectorate Wales, you can all be reassured by the high standards we maintain.
Embarking on a palliative care journey doesn’t mean you’re imminently about to pass away, in fact some people can live for months or even years after a terminal diagnosis. Being able to remain in the place that means the most to you is a comforting thought though, in case your condition deteriorates significantly, and because we also offer compassionate end-of-life care you’ll be supported for as long as you need us.
Because we’ve been offering palliative care for decades, since we were founded in 1989 in fact, we really are the best company to entrust your care and support to. Our carers will support you with all of your daily household tasks such as vacuuming, laundry, and dusting, while preparing you nutritious meals, managing your medication, and undertaking your personal care. As well as indoors, they’ll accompany you to all of your hospital appointments, come with you to community activities, and ensure you make the most of every day. We only employ people who have compassion and kindness at heart so you can be sure that the people who come to your home are going to have your very best interests at the centre of everything they do. We can also work seamlessly as part of your wider healthcare team if required, so you and your loved ones will know that everything is in hand.
Joining Helping Hands as a carer isn’t easy, we have a rigorous selection, assessment, and training programme to ensure that only the very best people are coming to work for us. Once we’re sure that someone has the qualities we’re looking for, we check their background thoroughly to be sure they’re the sort of person who should be coming into your home. Only when everything is as it should be do we let them care for you, knowing that they’re utilising their experience and everything they’ve learnt to deliver seamless, consistently high standards of care that we insist upon.
If you would like to chat to your local care team about palliative care across Darlington, you can find their details here. You can also call our friendly customer care team or speak to them via our website, seven days a week.