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Respite Care in Dorset

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Dorset respite support from Helping Hands

Respite care is short-term support while your regular carer is taking a well-earned break, or your family are not available. This could be because they are going on holiday or they need some time to recharge and relax, away from their caring responsibilities. Across Dorset, our local care teams are available to support you on either a visiting or live-in basis, depending on your requirements, such as assisted living, support with types of dementia, and nursing care.

Opening hours
Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday 9:00am - 5:30pm

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When to choose respite care

Respite care is ideal for when your regular caregiver needs a break, or you need support on a short-term basis. There could be various reasons why you need respite support, for instance if you’ve had an accident, you’ve been discharged from hospital early, you’re recovering from surgery, or the care you currently receive is not enough for a worsening condition.

Respite care services tailored to you

A respite carer will support you so that you continue to live as independently as possible in the home you love. That way, your care continues seamlessly without you needing to uproot and move into a residential home, even for a short while. Our packages of care are designed individually for our customers, meaning that you get tailored care and support with your personal care, medication, meal preparation, housework, and with every other aspect of your daily routine.

Qualified respite carers in Dorset

At Helping Hands, we employ only the most compassionate people across Dorset who will provide the highest levels of support for our customers, every single day. Once working for us we build on their existing skills and equip them with new ones, that will see our customers’ needs supported constantly. Our training and development has been honed by our care experts and is constantly updated as industry needs change, meaning carers and managers across the county are equipped with the latest skills. We’ve provided home care in Dorset and respite care for thousands of people in varying circumstances over the last three decades, and because all our care delivery is fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission, you and your loved ones can trust us to do as we promise.

Contact us for respite support

If you or your loved ones are looking for respite care you can call our friendly customer care team seven days a week, to have all of your questions answered. Alternatively, you can request a call back at a time that suits you or talk to us via our web chat service. You can also pop into any of our branches across Dorset, and if you’d like to find the one nearest to you, please check here.