Dover respite support from Helping Hands
Regardless of your condition and whether you need us often or infrequently, at Helping Hands we have the knowledge, expertise and compassion to provide you with the highest quality respite care, comfortably and safely in your own home.
We began delivering care in our customers’ homes in 1989, and since then we’ve provided outstanding, person-centred care to thousands of people across the whole of England and Wales, thanks to our fully managed visiting and live-in services that are delivered by the kindest carers you’ll find. They’ll safeguard your wellbeing every single day and ensure you get to live to the highest possible standards, and our dedicated Dover home care team are no exception.
What is respite care?
Respite care is a short-term period of care, usually delivered by a different provider to your regular care. This ensures that your regular carer gets to take ample time off and has a chance to recharge their energy and return to you refreshed, relaxed and ready for their caregiving duties once more. It’s vital that your carer gets to take regular time away as otherwise it could have a serious impact on both their physical and mental health, and it will also benefit you to enjoy a change of routine once in a while. You’ll then look forward to their return with enthusiasm and enjoy each other’s company all the more.
When to choose respite care
If your regular caregiver needs to take time off to have a well-earned break then you may be thinking you’ll have to go into a residential home for your continued care. However, that isn’t the case. With Helping Hands, you can have a seamless continuation of care in the home you love by accepting our visiting-care or live-in-care services to look after you. It may be that you’ve never needed care before but due to an illness or surgery, you’d welcome some temporary support to get back on your feet and back to full health. We can have a carer with you in a short amount of time when needs dictate it. If your carer is taken ill, and you require emergency care they will be there within hours.
Respite care services tailored to you
We can provide you with respite care from just 30 minutes a week from our visiting service, or you may need several call outs a day or perhaps around the clock, live-in care. Whichever service you require, you’ll get the same high standards of excellent care from caregivers who are dedicated to promoting your independence and making sure you live your very best life possible in the home you love.
Our bespoke packages of care will ensure you are always at the centre of your care journey and your personalised support plan will accompany your care and detail exactly how you like things done. Our carers can support you with every aspect of your daily routine, with support given for tasks such as personal care, medication, meal preparation, mobility, housework, laundry and helping you to access the local community. You may be happy to have someone walk your dog with you, share a pot of tea and enjoy some cake, or just accompany you to your doctors’ appointments.
Qualified respite carers in Dover
We wouldn’t be able to provide such high standards of care to our customers on a daily basis if it wasn’t for the commitment and compassion of our carers. Many have vast experience in the industry, but we still train everyone carefully, to ensure they provide a consistency of care and are equipped with all the skills they need to successfully care for our customers, every single day.
Our carers are selected because they possess a skill that cannot be taught – they care from the heart, and while we can give them support with everything else, if they don’t care naturally then we know they’re not right for Helping Hands. We keep you safe at home by also ensuring we thoroughly check the background of everyone who joins us, and also screen them through the Disclosure Barring Service. We’re also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, which means you and your loved ones can have the highest confidence in our ability to deliver exemplary standards of care, always.
Contact us for respite care support
If you would like to learn more about care at home in the Dover area, please call our friendly customer care team today, or seven days a week. If you prefer, you can contact us via our website, and we’ll be happy to call you back at a time that suits you.