Visiting and live-in care across Ferndown
With the South Coast of England on its doorstep and the leafy New Forest National Park just up the road, Ferndown is the perfect location to take in some of the great things that Dorset has to offer. Located close to the majority of shops, restaurants and cafes on Victoria Road is the Ferndown branch of Helping Hands carers, where Sam and her team of dedicated carers are based.
Offering bespoke, tailored home care is what we specialise in, and Sam’s team cover Barton-on-Sea, Bournemouth, Broadstone, Burton, Christchurch, Colehill, Ferndown, Fordingbridge, Highcliffe, Poole, Ringwood, Wimborne and the surrounding areas.
Specialising in visiting and home care for over 30 years, we have the knowledge, expertise and empathy to provide nothing less than the very best care to you where you feel most comfortable and secure – in your own home.
Meet Ruth, our Branch Manager
“Hello, I’m Ruth, the Branch Manager in the Ferndown branch of Helping Hands. It is my responsibility to ensure the smooth running of the branch and to make sure that our customers are receiving the best possible care. My responsibilities also lie with the branch’s wonderful staff, ensuring they are always fully trained and supported in their roles. I’m very family orientated and in my spare time I love to be with my children and grandchildren. My hobbies include sewing and other crafts.”
Home care visits in and around Ferndown
Have you been struggling to keep up with the housework recently? Perhaps you’ve had a recent fall and are nervous about being by yourself at home. That’s where Sam’s team comes in. Putting you at the very centre, her team will create a package of care that fits entirely around you and your care needs, whatever they may be.
Covering a multitude of different conditions such as multiple sclerosis, dementia, acquired brain injuries and mental health conditions, we can be on hand throughout the week to pop in and make sure you’re okay. Whether it’s help with personal care or getting in and out of bed, or perhaps you just need a bit of support with getting down to your local supermarket or taking your dog out for his daily walk – we’ll be there for you.
My father felt more comfortable with needing daily care after consulting with the lady from the office in Ferndown. The carer is a sweetheart. Dad is so much more relaxed and happier now.
Kate, a customer in Ferndown
Live-in care to fully support you
Here at Helping Hands, our aim is to enable anybody that needs extra support to remain in their own home. If you have a progressive illness or a complex injury of condition, this aim applies to you too – which is where our live-in carers come in. Designed to fit around your existing schedule and routine, a live-in carer will come and live with you in your home to make sure you’re consistently supported. Even if you’re part of a couple and both need a little extra support or one of you is living with Alzheimer’s but the other has no care needs, a live-in carer can become part of your daily home life and also part of your extended family.
With a team of clinical nurses on had to support with more complex care needs such as PEG feeding, tracheostomies and catheter and stoma management, we can provide in-depth, professional care from our compassionate live-in carers. They’ll not only get to know your preferences with how you’d prefer your care to be delivered – they’ll also get to know you as a person and what your interests and hobbies are. So, if you fancy taking a trip to Trehane Nursery to buy some scrumptious blueberries or fancy a day by the seaside in Bournemouth, we’ll be there every step of the way.
Read more on what is live in care here.
Domiciliary care designed with you in mind
Whether you’re in your eighties and require regularly daily calls to support you with your mobility, or you’re in your twenties and need assistance to get out and about to stay connected with your friends – domiciliary care enables you to retain your independence without having to forego your chosen lifestyle.
Domiciliary care – also known as visiting care – puts you in control of your care. With visits starting from as little as 30 minutes per week all the way up to several daily calls, including waking night calls, we’ll work with you to find a carer and care package that suits you.
Dementia care that provides peace of mind
The term ‘dementia’ covers over 100 different types of conditions that affect individuals in a variety of ways. Whether it’s vascular dementia, Pick’s disease or Alzheimer’s, we’ll get to know both you and your family to find out what type of care you need and how we can support all of you.
As dementia specialists, we know how important it is to consider the person underneath the dementia and not just the condition itself. That’s why all of our carers are trained to recognise, understand and support those living with the condition to ensure they live their life in the way that they desire.
Elderly care to enable you to retain your independence
Just because you’ve reached a certain age, it doesn’t mean that you have to surrender your independence, hobbies and home. With elderly care from Sam’s team, you can retain your chosen lifestyle but with a bit of extra assistance as and when you require.
If you’re a regular on the golf green but struggle to get there and back, we’ll ensure you get their safely. Or if you’re a love a good laugh at a comedy night but struggle to sit still for longer than an hour at a time, we’ll put arrangements in place so that you can still attend.
Respite care for your short-term needs
Caring for a loved one can often be much more than just looking after a loved one’s care needs on a daily basis. Although caring for others is extremely rewarding, it’s important to make sure you take a well-earned break to enable you to take a step back, have a rest and provide the very best care that you’re able to. That’s where respite care can be vital for both you and your loved one.
We’ll swiftly step in and arrange care, usually within the same day as your initial enquiry. Where possible, we’ll meet with both of you to ensure that we get everything spot on – including what time you like to get up in the morning to how much milk you take in your tea.
We can even support you if you decide to take a trip away or have an important family function to attend but are unable to do so alone. The great thing about respite care from Helping Hands is that it allows you to still do the things you want to, regardless of your condition.
Award-winning training for carers in Ferndown
Helping Hands are proud to be fully-regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which ensures we are providing a safe, effective and responsive service. As well as being a founding member of the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA), we are also part of Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) who are committed to transforming the lives of those living with dementia.
We couldn’t be an industry leader in home care if it wasn’t for our thousands of carers that go above and beyond every single day for our customers. And it’s for this reason that we value them so highly and ensure they have only the very best training to equip them in the field.
Recognised as a Centre of Excellence by Skills for Care, our in-house training programme covers first aid, moving and lifting, safeguarding, health and safety, medication and dementia. All of our carers, including the Ferndown team, follow this programme and are also subjected to a stringent selection process, including screenings from the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).
The customers I’ve worked with have been a joy to get to know. I start every working day happy with what lies ahead.
A visiting carer, posted on Glassdoor
Areas across Ferndown that we cover:
Find out more about care in Ferndown
If you’d like to find out more about the care options that Sam and her team are able to provide for you, please get in touch with us. Our lines are open seven days a week.
You can also come and visit us at our branch on Victoria Road, where we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements and preferences. If it’s easier, we can come to you and arrange to visit you in your home at a time that’s convenient for you.