Respite care is useful when your normal carers are not available, or if you’re recovering after an accident, illness or surgery. You may not want to relocate temporarily to residential care, so respite care can keep you or your loved one at home without disturbing your routine or you having to leave your familiar surroundings. Respite care will still see you supported by professionally experienced carers who will ensure your likes and dislikes are followed to the letter, thanks to your personalised support plan. This ensures that the way you like your care delivered will continue seamlessly until your regular carer returns or you’re able to manage on your own again.
If you’d like some information about respite care, then talk to our friendly team in home care in Derby today.
If you require respite support, then staying at home can be hugely beneficial to your physical and emotional wellbeing. This is because being in familiar surroundings, with precious memories and mementos everywhere can reduce anxiety and help you to feel more relaxed. It will also mean that your caregiver gets regular time off which is very important for someone who is caring for another person, which will see them come back refreshed and energised to continue supporting you again.
Your carer will be able to support you with every aspect of your care needs, whether medication administration, meal preparation, mobility support, personal care, housework and much more. What’s more, your carer will be able to come to you on a visiting basis, which means they will call at pre-arranged time to carry out your care, anywhere from 30 minutes up to as long as you need. Alternatively, you can opt for live in care in Derby, when a carer is in your home with you, providing around the clock companionship, as well as the same high standards of care you’d expect from Helping Hands.
When you’ve been in hospital, no matter how long for, you and your loved ones need to know that your care requirements will continue to be taken care of once you return home. This is where respite care from Helping hands can be invaluable; your carer will be with you for as long as you need to see you fully recovered and back on your feet, and if you eventually decide that you’d appreciate ongoing care then our team in Derby will be able to take care of everything for you.
If your hospital discharge date is very short notice then it can lead loved ones to panic about who is going to take care of you at home, especially if they live some distance from you. Having a respite carer come to you as soon as you’re discharged means peace of mind for you and your family members and an excellent continuity of care. Equally, if you have a regular carer but they need to get home in an emergency, we can ensure that a replacement carer is in your home within 24 hours.
Helping Hands have been supporting people to remain as independent as possible in their own homes since 1989, and consequently we really are the homecare specialists. We deliver only the highest levels of care and our compassionate carers are at the very heart of our business. For over 30 years we have been delivering care with the same family-led message, that of delivering the highest standards of care for our customers in the place they love best, and we still work to this ethos today. Our carers are fully trained to ensure that their current experience is built on and we keep their learning constant throughout their career with us, as this ensures that the benefit of industry developments can be applied to our customers’ care, where possible. We are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, who consistently rate us as ‘Good’ for our care delivery, along with our Derby branch.
Our friendly team of customer care specialists are available seven days a week to take your call, alternatively contact us via our website and we’ll be happy to call you back.