On the beautiful south coast, with the New Forest not far away, Ferndown has the pick of beautiful scenery, not to mention the pick of homecare providers in Helping Hands! Supporting people to live as independently as possible in their own homes for the last 30 years, Helping Hands is one of the UK’s largest, with branches all across England and Wales, so you’ll be in good hands with the Ferndown home care team for all your homecare needs.
With visits starting from just 30 minutes a week right up to full-time live-in care, you can be confident that we are experts in every aspect of homecare and will be able to support you or a loved one effectively. Your flexible, personalised support plan will contain your routines and the way you like things done and we will always make sure that you remain at the forefront of your care journey at all times. If you want something changed, that’s no problem; you are in control of your care at all times. Your expert carers will support you with every aspect of your requirements, including personal care, mobility support, meal preparation and medication. Perhaps you only require light housework help or companionship? Or you may be bed bound and have complex needs? We can do all this and more as our carers are experienced in complex and nurse-led procedures that mean you can be confident in the Ferndown team to support you fully.
You may have noticed yourself or a loved one slowing down lately, perhaps because of an illness, condition, or just age-related frailties. It can be difficult to admit that you need support in your own home sometimes, but there really is no need to struggle on yourself when the dedicated and professional Ferndown carers can help.
You may find the vacuum cleaner has become a little heavy lately or perhaps the stairs aren’t as easy to climb as they used to be, and you’re worried about upstairs rooms becoming untidy? One of Ferndown’s friendly carers will be able to come to you as often or as infrequently as you need, from one 30-minute visit a week up to several longer calls per day. If it’s the night-times that you find difficult and don’t want to keep family awake, then why not have an overnight carer? We can support with everything you may need throughout the hours of darkness, even if it’s just activities to occupy you and regular cups of tea.
Being the carer for a loved one can be hard work so it’s vital that you take back some ‘you-time’ when you get the opportunity. Perhaps you want to spend more time with your partner, kids or even with yourself, catching up on your favourite TV series or novel? Respite care at home can be short or longer-term and is the answer when you need a break but don’t want to uproot your loved one into a residential facility. Their personalised support plan will ensure that care is continued seamlessly, as if you were still there, and will enable you to fully relax knowing they are being properly cared for until you return.
When unexpected events occur, you want to be able to turn to an experienced emergency care provider who will respond quickly. The team at Ferndown will be able to supply you or a loved one with care at home almost immediately, so whether it’s an unexpected hospital discharge or a deteriorating condition, your loved one will be properly cared for without delay.
Ruth and her team in Ferndown are dedicated to ensuring that everyone they support has the best quality care possible. Located in Victoria Road, the branch team will be able to advise you on your care options and explain how they can best support your loved one. Helping Hands is not an agency; all the carers are recruited locally and employed directly to ensure a secure workforce who are dedicated to their customers. They are also rigorously trained when they join the company and are given continuous learning opportunities to ensure that their skills are never out of date. Additionally, we are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the industry regulator for England, who awarded Ferndown a ‘Good’ rating at their most recent inspection.