Live-in care and visiting home care in Fareham
Located in the heart of the Hampshire town, the team at our Fareham branch are keen to provide tailored home care services in Fareham, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport, Hill Head, Stubbington, Titchfield, Park Gate, Warsash, Wickham, Bishops Waltham, Waltham Chase, Potchester, Portsmouth, Southsea, Waterlooville, Cosham, Denmead, Hayling Island, Farlington, Bedhampton, Havant, Petersfield, Emsworth, Bosham and the surrounding areas.
Directed by the expert knowledge and skills of the registered manager, Karen Allen, the team of carers can help you in many aspects of your day-to-day life. They truly believe that whatever condition you may be living with, you should be able to stay within the comfort of your own home.
Meet Karen, our Branch Manager
Karen started working in care back in 2009 and found that she had a passion for helping other people and being an instrumental part of a person’s life. From there, she quickly progressed through different roles, including a supervisor and care coordinator.
When asked the reason why she’s so passionate about care, Karen explained, “seeing the difference that home care can make - and especially how happy a customer and their family are to remain in their own home – is really special.”
Flexible home care visits
Dedicated support and a tailored plan can work towards making your life happier, more comfortable and safer.
Calls fit around your schedule and can start from just 30 minutes a week, up to several hours a day. They can be organised for specific times to ensure that you are able to get the most out of your care. Fully trained carers can assist you in many aspects of your day-to-day routine, including:
- Medication administration – help with taking the correct dosage of your medicines or simply prompting at the right times
- Moving and handling support – if you have found that your independent mobility has decreased, a carer can assist you with specialist equipment while ensuring your safety
- Personal and continence care – support with this very private aspect of care while maintaining your dignity and comfort at all times
- Meal preparation and household management – our care plans extend to making sure you meet your nutritional needs and your surrounding environment is kept to a high standard
Having been let down by an unreliable agency it was a great relief to feel sure all visits would be undertaken with compassion and experience. I would thoroughly recommend Helping Hands.
K Woolerton from Fareham
Companionship in Fareham
We understand that care is not just about helping with physical needs, but emotional ones too – that’s why all of our carers are happy to help you to engage in your hobbies and interests. They will be able to assist you in accessing your local community, attending special events and meeting up with friends or family.
Likewise, you may not want to go anywhere but would like some company as you read the daily paper or watch your favourite television programme.
Clinical care for complex needs
You may believe that for more complex needs, such as neurological or progressive conditions, home care is out of the question. However, with a nursing-led clinical team we are able to give you the option of staying within your familiar surroundings.
With guidance and expertise from registered nurses, carers will be able to support you with:
- PEG tube care
- Tracheostomy care
- Catheter and stoma management
- Ventilated care
- Cough assist
- Insulin injections and blood sugar monitoring
Eileen's story: rehabilitation after a stroke
Eileen, 79, from Fareham, suffered a stroke and was hospitalised for weeks after. Eileen’s son, Matthew, asked for help from Helping Hands to aid his mother’s rehabilitation when she returned home. Matthew decided that live-in care would be the best option for Eileen.
During her recovery Eileen needed help restoring some cognitive function such as speech and everyday physical activities such as getting dressed. Her live-in carer, Amy, has extensive experience supporting people who are recovering from a stroke.
Amy has helped Eileen start to recover her independence and has supported her with daily personal care, as well as speech therapy techniques to help her regain her speech. She often helps Eileen get out into her beloved garden so that she can continue to take care of her plants and vegetables.Stroke aftercare
Round-the-clock care in Fareham
If you find that you require multiple visits a day, or care throughout the night, live-in care may be another option for you. Your specially chosen carer will be able to assist you in all aspects of your care plan as well as offering you companionship.
Your live-in carer will be selected by you after reading a profile of their individual skills, experience and interests. This pairing can be for long-term support, or you can choose to have a range of different carers to allow you to meet new people regularly.
The reassurance gained from knowing that someone will always be there for you should you need it and the sense of company this brings is immeasurable.
If you’re receiving direct payments for social care through social services, we are able to accept top-ups to these payments. Get in touch to find out more.
Award-winning carer training
With an award-winning programme, experienced trainers and dedicated online support, our carer training process is one of the best in the country.
All carers are assessed on not only their ability to carry out all tasks to a high standard, but their natural capability to offer person-centred and considerate care to all of their customers.
This has been recognised by Skills for Care, the strategic body for the adult social care workforce in England, who have endorsed our ongoing focus on the standards of training and named us as a Centre of Excellence.
I’ve been working as a visiting carer for Helping Hands for a considerable length of time. I love my work; I’ve learnt a lot and it’s something that I find immensely rewarding.
Sam, a carer in Fareham
Find out more about live-in care or visiting care in Fareham
Although it may be a difficult decision to pursue professional support, Helping Hands are here to help. If you are considering visiting care or live-in care in Fareham and would like to discuss your options, simply call one of our friendly advisors and we can talk you through the whole process.Request a callback Email us
Areas across Fareham that we cover:
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Visit our branch Monday to Friday
Pop into the Fareham branch on West Street where the knowledgeable care team will be happy to discuss your options, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (excluding bank holidays).
As well as this, our phone lines are open seven days a week. So, if you’d like to discuss your home care needs and set-up a meeting with Karen and her team, please get in touch with us on 01329 655 322