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Respite care in Fareham

Fareham respite support from Helping Hands

You can’t always predict that you’re going to need care; indeed, your condition can change without warning and you can find yourself needing extra support when you previously never had any, or because your carer needs to take a sudden break. It can seem an impossible task for you or your loved ones to find a care company you can trust at short notice, however if you need respite care in a hurry, or if you are just organising your carer’s scheduled holiday, talk to Helping Hands’ dedicated Fareham care team. At Helping hands we’ve been supporting people to live safely and comfortably at home since we were founded in 1989, so you can be reassured by our more than 30 years of homecare experience.


What is respite care?

Respite care is a short-term period of care, usually delivered by someone different to your regular carer. This can be necessary because your regular carer is taking a break, has been taken ill or needs to leave in a hurry for a personal reason. It could also be that your family members are going on holiday and won’t be around to support you for a while, or perhaps you never usually have care at all and just need some temporary support to get you back on your feet after an illness, accident or hospital stay.


When to choose respite care

You may have been struck with an illness that has prevented you from living as independently as you usually do, or maybe you’ve been in hospital for a while and are nervous about coming home without any support in place. Most commonly through, respite care is delivered to give your regular carer a break from their duties, which is essential for everyone who cares for another person. Caring for someone else is very rewarding but often exhausting, which is why it’s essential all carers get regular time away from their responsibilities. We can have a carer with you quickly so that your care continues seamlessly, and even in an emergency we can usually have someone in your home within 24 hours.


Respite care services tailored to you

We’ll work with you to design a bespoke package of care that ensures your care needs are supported at all times and provide a personalised support plan that will contain every aspect of your requirements and routine – meaning every carer who comes to your home, whether on a visiting care or live-in care basis, will know exactly how you like your care delivered. Our carers can be with you from just 30 minutes per week, several times a day, or even around the clock, to provide personal care, meal preparation, medication, mobility support, housework help, and so much more.


Qualified respite carers in Fareham

We’ve been providing person-centred care to thousands of people for over three decades, but we’ll never rest on our laurels. We continually strive to learn and improve so that we can always be offering the highest levels of home care for our customers, across the whole of England and Wales. Our carers are employed by us after going through a rigorous selection process that means we will only choose people who share our passion for delivering exemplary support to everyone who needs us, plus personal qualities of kindness and compassion for others. They’ll have a thorough background check and DBS screening as after all, keeping you safe in your own home is our mission. Once selected, they’ll also go through comprehensive training and have opportunities to develop their skills and build on their existing knowledge, to ensure they are always at the forefront of industry developments. Finally, we are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, which ensures that we are always going to deliver the consistently high standards of care that we pride ourselves on.


Contact us for respite care support

Please call our friendly customer care team seven days a week to learn more about how we could be supporting you in the Fareham area. You can also talk to us via our webform or if you prefer, contact us via our website and we’ll call you back when it suits you.

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