Home care in Dulwich can offer a more personalised experience to residential care because you receive care in the place you love most; your own home. Helping Hands has been providing care in people’s own homes for over 30 years and it’s therefore unsurprising that we’re considered an industry leader. Whether you are looking for care due to your or a loved one’s decreasing ability, after an illness or for general frailties, the team at Dulwich can provide care from just 30 minutes a week right up to full time live-in care. Consequently, you can be confident that we are experts in caring for people in their own homes and that our carers are knowledgeable and compassionate towards all of our customers.
You may need a little support with light housework, pet care or companionship, or perhaps you have higher level, clinical needs? Whatever your circumstances, with visits from 30 minutes a week the care team in Dulwich will be able to give you all the care you need. Being cared for in your own home can be preferable to residential care because you get to stay in the place you love the most; your own home. You may love sitting in your garden, proudly admiring borders that you planted many years earlier, or perhaps you enjoy the view from a balcony overlooking the sea; wherever you live, you may not be happy at the idea of leaving it, so instead let our friendly carers come to you. They can be with you first thing in the morning. last thing in the evening and any time in between, even overnight.
Perhaps you’ve noticed you or a loved one slowing down lately, or finding usual tasks more difficult? We all need extra support at certain times of our lives, whether after an illness, an accident or due to an ongoing medical condition. Regardless of the circumstances, the Dulwich team will be able to support you with care tailored exactly to your needs, meaning that you always stay in control of your own care journey.
Regardless of how many visits you have each day, promoting your independence will always be at the forefront of your carers mind when they support you. Remaining in control of your own choices is important and we will do all we can to ensure you are always supported to make those choices. A member of the Dulwich team will come to your home when convenient for you and set up your support plan, which will document all your care needs and how you like things done in your own home. That ensures that your carers know your wishes on everything and will follow your routines just as you’ve always preferred.
When you are the one caring for a loved one, you need to take time out for yourself regularly, to recharge your batteries and make sure you’re in the best physical and mental health you can be. To look after someone else you also have to look after yourself and it’s essential that you get time out to do the other things you love in life. This might be spending time with your partner, catching up on reading or even going on a well-earned holiday. Regardless of what you do, it can be difficult to relax when your loved one has had to leave their home to go to respite care, even temporarily, so why not speak to the Dulwich team about getting respite care in your loved one’s own home instead? The carers will follow the personalised support plan to ensure that the way you and your loved one like things done will always be followed, meaning you can have a stress-free break and be refreshed when you return.
Life has a habit of putting events in front of us that we weren’t expecting, and if it’s to do with a loved one’s health then it can be incredibly stressful trying to sort out care, especially if you don’t live near them. The Dulwich team will be able to discuss emergency care with you and get it implemented quickly for the person in question, often within a few hours. Whether it’s an unexpected hospital discharge or care after a stroke, talk to the friendly team at Dulwich and they’ll be able to help.
Ian and his team in Dulwich will be able to support you with every aspect of your care needs, whether for you or for a loved one. The dedicated team of carers in the area will care for you with empathy and compassion, so you can be confident that every aspect of your personalised package will be tailored exactly to you. Every Helping Hands carer is directly employed; we are not an agency, rather we are a caring company who values our carers and wants to ensure they feel valued in their work. Therefore, they undertake a rigorous programme of training when they first join us and continue their learning throughout their employment, meaning that they are always up to date on industry changes. In addition, Helping Hands is fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), where our Dulwich branch was assessed as ‘Good’ at their most recent inspection, so you can be confident that you are being cared for by a team of experts.