Live-in care and visiting home care in Dunstable & Luton
Nestled between the beautiful Chiltern Hills in the Bedfordshire countryside and the famous location of Henry VIII’s marriage annulment to Catherine of Aragon, Dunstable & Luton has a historical background that dates back hundreds of years. This delightful area of the UK has some wonderful things to offer, including a team of dedicated carers from the local branch of Helping Hands.
Branch Manager Sarah and her team of carers go to tremendous lengths to ensure their customers receive the very best care and are able to provide support in Bury Park, Caddington, Dunstable, Luton and the surrounding areas.
Meet Sarah, our Branch Manager
"I love getting to know new customers and working with them to create a package of care that suits their lifestyle and enables their independence," Sarah explains. “Having been a carer myself, I believe that I can share my first-hand experiences with new carers.”
Sarah’s experiences have come from working in a care home and in a hospital. She looks back on these with great fondness and pride: “In the care home, I mainly supported people with advanced dementia and learnt a lot from this experience. In the hospital, I was based on the emergency assessment ward and have experience in supporting people who had gone into cardiac arrests. I really enjoyed being able to help the patients in their time of need.”
Regular home care visits in and around Dunstable & Luton
With over 30 years’ experience in the home care industry, we understand what it takes to provide person-centred care without compromising your independence. Sarah’s team will adapt around your preferences and requirements – whether that’s popping in once a week to help you keep your house clean or calling several times a day to help administer your medication and make a cup of tea.
Offering care for a variety of conditions such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and complex neurological and spinal injuries – our expert carers look after anyone from age 18 all the way up to 100 and beyond. Delivering care in a flexible, efficient and friendly manner, Sarah’s team will cater to you and tailor your package of care to suit you.
And being a carer doesn’t just mean looking after your practical needs; care from Helping Hands also accommodates your mental wellbeing too. So, if you have a passion for animals and want to take a trip to Whipsnade Zoo, then we’ll accompany you and make sure you have an amazing day out spotting lions, tigers and giraffes.
The extraordinary lengths that you and your fellow management staff/carers went to to make their final days as comfortable as possible, and to ensure that I had ample support at a difficult time, is something that I will never forget. Many thanks to all of you for your wonderful care and support.
David, relative of a Dunstable & Luton customer
Live-in care that provides peace of mind
When you’re considering your care options, it can be quite a daunting prospect, especially if you don’t want to leave your home. And with live-in care from Helping Hands, you don’t have to. We can arrange for a live-in carer to be there for you when you need it most – whether you’re a young person living with an acquired brain injury or in your senior years living with advanced Alzheimer’s.
The great thing about live-in care is that we’ll work with you to decide on the perfect carer for you. If you’re a retired seamstress or tailor, then we’ll do our best to find someone who’s worked in the fashion industry or has a love for clothes.
As well as having someone on hand round-the-clock, live-in care also allows you to keep your existing routines with your social circles, family and life choices. If you need extra support to attend a family celebration or go on a shopping trip to The Mall in Luton, we’ll be there every step of the way.
Read more about what is live in care here.
Domiciliary care that allows you to retain your independence
Domiciliary care puts you back in control of your care in the comfort of your own surroundings, without having to adhere to strict timetables. Even if it’s just an extra pair of hands to help you plant new seedlings in the spring or assistance getting to and from the shops – domiciliary care is tailored entirely around you.
Seeing a familiar face every day or once a week can really help with your emotional wellbeing and can also be a great source of companionship. With visits starting from as little as 30 minutes per week, we’ll meet with you to arrange a care plan perfectly suited to you.
Specialist dementia care
Dementia presents itself in a variety of different ways and as a dementia specialist, we’re equipped to help you deal with this unsettling condition – whether that’s Pick’s disease, frontotemporal dementia or Alzheimer’s. As well as supporting you with the challenging symptoms and changes in behaviour that can accompany some types of the condition, we’ll also be there for you and your family, providing reassurance and professional care.
Being diagnosed with dementia doesn’t mean that you have to give up all that is dear to you, including the home that you have lived in and loved for years. Home care allows you to stay in familiar surroundings whilst receiving care that it built entirely around you.
Elderly care for you or your loved ones
Just because you’ve reached your senior years, it doesn’t mean you have to give up your favourite hobbies, pets or even your home. With elderly care from Sarah’s team, we’ll keep you in the place you know and love and where you feel most comfortable – your home.
With support from a team of clinical nurses, we’re able to support you with more complex care conditions that include stoma and catheter management, PEG feeding or stroke aftercare. Not only will you receive assistance from our dedicated carers, but you’ll also build up a rapport with them and be able to look forward to the same friendly face for your care visits.
Respite care for short-term breaks
Being a full-time carer is a huge commitment and when you need a break from time-to-time, you can rest assured that we will provide excellent care for your loved one. Before you take time for some well-earned rest and recuperation, we’ll work with both of you to ensure everything fits in with your current care routines.
We understand how quickly care needs can sometimes arise, particularly if your regular carer needs to tend to an emergency or you’re being discharged from hospital and need extra support at home. Sarah and her team will aim to swiftly provide care that caters for all of your needs – sometimes within 24 hours of your initial enquiry. We pride ourselves on being able to put high quality care into place that suits you, that won’t intrude, encroach or meddle with your existing routine.
Our expertly trained carers based in Dunstable & Luton
For over three decades, we’ve provided high quality care across the country and our industry-endorsed training means that we are able to train our carers to the highest standard. Complying with modules such as first aid, safeguarding, manual handling, dementia and medication – our carers are fully equipped to support customers across the Dunstable & Luton area, regardless of their condition or care requirements.
And because our carers are directly employed by us, it means that we take all of the hassle out of any paperwork you may experience with care agencies and are supported by carers whose backgrounds are fully check by the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).
From our family to yours, Helping Hands is dedicated in providing only the very best in person-centred care. We’re regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who make sure that we’re providing a regulated, safe and effective service to all of our customers.
Making a positive and significant difference to the sometimes very challenging lives of people, is frankly what this job is all about. Knowing that I’ve fully achieved that is hugely rewarding.
Richard, a carer in Dunstable & Luton
Areas across Dunstable & Luton that we cover:
|Bury Park||Bushmead||Butterfield Green|
|Challney||Chapel Langley||Crawley Green|
|Farley Hill||Dallow||Hart Hill|
|High Town||Hockwell Ring||Leagrave|
|Lewsey||Lewsey Farm||Lewsey Park|
|Napier Park||New Town||Park Town|
|Putteridge||Ramridge End||Round Green|
|Stopsley||Sundon Park||Tin Town|
|Tophill||Vauxhall Park||Warden Hill|
Find out more about care in Dunstable & Luton
If you’d like to discuss your home care options and set up a meeting with Sarah and her team, please get in touch with us. We’re here to take your call seven days a week.
We can also arrange for Sarah or another member of her team to come and see you at a time and place most convenient for you – either in a local café, shopping centre or even in your front room.