Our respite carers can help support you with your caregiving duties, allowing you to take a break whenever you feel the need. From a few short visits a week to a carer living with you full time, rest assured your loved one’s care package will be tailored to their needs.
Respite care is short-term, temporary care offered at home to relieve the ordinary care worker, whether that’s a professional carer or a loved one in the family. As carers ourselves, we understand that even carers need a little TLC too sometimes. This is where respite care comes in: if you need to take a holiday or step aside for a while to recharge your batteries, we’ll fill in for you for as long as you need us. We make sure the day’s activities carry on as they should while you’re away, so you can unplug and know that everything will be in order upon your return.
Respite care is not just for planned breaks and absences, however. It’s a fact of life that at some point, even the best laid plans will go awry, or an accident, emergency or illness will put a spanner in the works. In the event that you or the usual carer cannot be there as normal, our home care Darlington team members can step in, with as little as 24 hours’ notice. Whatever else you’ve got on your plate, you can rest assured that your loved one is still getting the support and continuity of care they need.
Whatever your unique situation, Helping Hands can ensure that you’re receiving the support and attention you need, when you need it. Our aim is always to empower people to live the lives they want, in their own homes, and on their own terms. The exact respite care you receive depends entirely on you. Our carers are happy to do whatever it takes to make your life easier, whether that’s catching up on the housework, helping with mobility, or simply being a reassuring and friendly presence.
Respite care is an ideal choice for all those occasions where you need a little extra support without necessarily committing to full-time ongoing home care. Helping Hands can send a respite care worker to your home to provide some much-needed support and care, for as long as you need us. We’re here for you in all those unforeseen circumstances, including work or family emergencies, and we are ready to step in when you need to take a holiday or have a break.
Respite care is also an excellent choice for when you’d like additional support at home, over and above the care already in place. You may need a little extra assistance in the days or weeks after a hospital stay, injury or illness. In this case, one of our staff will work with you to get things done while you convalesce.
The main advantage of home care over residential care is that you can customize everything to suit you, from the duration and frequency to the kind of care. This flexibility is at the heart of Helping Hands’ philosophy. We never provide one-size-fits-all solutions, but instead work with you to ensure you’re getting the support that best works for your unique lifestyle, habits and preferences.
When you first contact us, we’ll try our best to get to know you, your situation, and your unique needs so that we can do what we can to make a difference. We offer several kinds of care, and are well-equipped to offer dementia care, elderly care, and even overnight care for extra peace of mind. It all depends on what you and your family most need to live the lives you want to live.
We know that it can be a daunting prospect to seek out care for yourself or a loved one, even if it’s only on an intermittent basis. Nevertheless, you can rest assured that Helping Hands carers are some of the finest in the industry, and will offer you support and assistance of the same quality they’d provide for their own loved ones. Though our carers hail from very different walks of life, and are all completely unique, each of them is highly trained, experienced, and hand-picked by us. Instead of using agency staff, we directly employ our carers. Our carers are warm, compassionate people who genuinely want to improve your quality of life – even if that’s only for a few days at a time.
Are you wondering whether respite care would be appropriate for you? Please do get in touch and one of our customer care team will gladly walk you through your options.