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Personal care in Dover

Why choose Helping Hands for personal care in Dover?

Choosing care at home is beneficial for many reasons, the most important one being that you get the support you need in the comfort and familiarity of your own home; meaning no uprooting to residential care or leaving the house you love. The Dover home care team can visit you at home and provide all the support you need so that you can retain your independence but live your best life possible. With visits from 30 minutes, you keep control of your life by deciding how much care you have and how often, but for those who need it we can even provide a carer who will live in and be there for you around the clock.

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What’s included with personal care at Helping Hands?

With visits from 30 minutes, your carer will be there for you as much or as little as you need. Your personalised support plan will be coordinated by a member of the Dover team so that it follows your established routines and at no point makes you feel as if someone else is ‘taking over’. Preserving your independence is at the heart of what we do at Helping Hands and therefore you never need see your carer as anything other than a welcome support. They will be able to provide personal care, mobility support, medication help, and light housework to name just a few, or if you would like someone to accompany you to social activities or essential appointments they’ll be there when you need them. The best thing about having care in your own home is the flexibility it provides you; you’re always in control of your own care journey and the carers will come to you at prearranged times that suit you and your routine best. If you decide you need a higher level of care at a later date, then the Dover team will be able to advise you on your live-in care options too.

Why you may need personal care in Dover

Perhaps household tasks such as vacuuming and dusting have become a little difficult for you lately, or maybe you have noticed a loved one is slowing down and finding everyday life trickier. Instead of worrying that you may have to leave the home you love and move somewhere easier to manage, why not let one of our carers do the tasks for you, after they’ve made you a cup of tea of course.

Carers for limited hour visits

You’re in control of every aspect of your care, so when the Dover team say they will respect your independence above all else, you know it’s true. Our carers are there to support you within your own home so that you can stay in the place you love most; they’re not there to change your routines or to make you feel that someone else is taking over. They will offer you companionship, help with personal care, mobility requirements and everything else, or if you would prefer support at night that is no problem either. Some people struggle to sleep and therefore the hours of darkness can seem very long and isolated. Your very own overnight carer would keep you company, administer your medication and help you in and out of bed if necessary, so whatever you need when everyone else is asleep can be taken care of.

Intermittent long-term visits

Perhaps it’s you who is the carer and you’ve been looking after a loved one, but now it’s time for a break? It’s very important to take care of yourself too and make sure that you get adequate down time, so that you’re always at your best physically and emotionally to care for someone else. If you are looking for respite care but don’t want to uproot your loved one into a residential facility you can be confident in the Dover team to advise you on how they can help. Respite care can be short or longer-term and will give you the opportunity to spend time with your family, enjoy some time for hobbies or even take a holiday, safe in the knowledge that your loved one is being looked after just as you and they like, with no disruption to their daily routines.

Carers for immediate situations

Emergency care is just that; care being established in your or your loved one’s home at very short notice. Emergencies happen at all times of our lives and we can’t always foresee them, but knowing that the Dover team will be able to get a carer to you in a matter of hours can reduce the inevitable feelings of anxiety that you’re going to have at such a time. Whether it’s an unexpected hospital discharge, the aftermath of a fall, or deterioration of an ongoing condition, you can be confident that your carer will be knowledgeable and professional and able to support your loved one for as long as is needed.

Personal carers in Dover

Jodie and her team in Dover will be happy to talk you through your care options, whether it’s for a short visit once a week, full-time live-in care or somewhere in between. You can be reassured by the fact that Helping Hands isn’t an agency; we employ all our carers directly and value them enormously, which ensures a happier and highly motivated workforce, ready to support you and your loved ones in any way we can. Our carers are also rigorously trained when they join us and regularly have their skills refreshed throughout their employment. Helping Hands is also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the regulatory body for the health and social care sector in England, who’ve consistently rated us ‘Good’ for all aspects of our care delivery.

How to arrange personal care in Dover

Our friendly and dedicated customer care specialists are waiting to speak to you, seven days a week, so please call now to learn more about how we could be caring for you or your loved ones.

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