Respite care is beneficial if you’re recovering after an accident, illness or surgery, or if your regular carer is not available. There is always the option of temporarily relocating to a residential home, however it’s not something that everyone would want to do. Consequently, respite care can keep you or your loved one at home without interrupting routines and therefore ensuring a continuity of care.
Helping Hands have been supporting people to remain as independent as possible within their own homes for over 30 years, and we still follow the family-led ethos that we were founded with in 1989, which is to deliver the highest quality care within a person’s own home. Thanks to your empathetic carer following your personalised support plan, your care will be delivered seamlessly until your regular carer returns, or you’re able to manage on your own again. If you’d like to learn more about respite care, then talk to our friendly team in Exeter today.
Staying at home can be hugely beneficial to your physical and emotional wellbeing when you need extra support, because being in familiar surroundings can reduce anxiety and help you to feel more relaxed. It’s also really important that your regular caregiver gets to take a break from time to time, to ensure that they come back refreshed and energised to continue supporting you again. Therefore, if you need some extra support, whether temporarily or longer term, have a chat with our team in Exeter to find out more.
Your carer can come to you on a visiting basis, which means they will call at pre-arranged time to carry out your care anywhere from 30 minutes upwards, or alternatively, the carer can live-in your home with you, taking care of you to the same high standards that you’d expect from Helping Hands. With live-in care you also get the benefit of round the clock companionship, which can be perfect for some people who are living alone and don’t just want practical care. Of course, whether visiting or live-in, your carer will be able to support you with all your requirements, including medication administration, meal preparation, mobility support, personal care, housework and much more.
When you’ve been in hospital, you and your loved ones need to know that your care will continue once you return home. This is where respite care can be invaluable; your carer will be with you for however long it takes to see you fully recovered, and if you decide you’d like your care to continue once you’re back on your feet, our Exeter team will arrange everything for you.
If you have a regular carer but they need to get home in an emergency, we can ensure that a replacement emergency carer is in your home within 24 hours. Equally, finding out your loved one is about to be discharged from hospital at short notice can lead loved ones to worry about who is going to care for you. Having a respite carer come to you at home means peace of mind for you and your family members and an excellent continuity of care.
Helping Hands have been supporting people to remain as independent as possible in their own homes since 1989; consequently, we really are the homecare specialists. We deliver only the highest levels of care and our compassionate carers are at the very heart of our business. Our carers are rigorously trained to ensure that their own experience is built on, and we keep their learning constant throughout their career with us, so that it can be applied to our customers’ care. We are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, who consistently rate us as ‘Good’ for our care delivery, along with our Exeter branch.
Our friendly team of customer care specialists are available seven days a week to take your call, alternatively contact us via our Exeter website and we’ll be happy to call you back.