Live-in and visiting care in Fleet
Surrounded by woodland countryside and the Basingstoke Canal, Fleet is a town in the Hart district of Hampshire. Offering a broad High Street with many Victorian and Edwardian buildings, not to mention home of the nation’s number one home care provider, Helping Hands.
We provide home care in areas such as Crookham Village, Dogmersfield, Church Crookham, Ewshot, Crondall, Winchfield and the surrounding areas, Michelle and her team are on hand to provide personalised home care to the Fleet community.
Fully-trained and compassionate, our team of expert carers are available from as little as 30-minutes per week, through to several visits per day, and overnight stays. From domiciliary care through to end-of-life care, our award-winning training ensures all our carers are experienced in all aspects of care, giving you peace of mind.
Meet Michelle, our Branch Manager
Michelle has over 22 years of experience in the care sector, working her way up from a care worker, field care supervisor, care coordinator, care manager, to her current branch manager position. She’s also had experience working in a nursing home.
She says, “I joined Helping Hands because of their ethos, it’s family-run and has a real passion and drive to provide high-level care.” On top of Michelle’s dedication to the care sector, she also loves expanding her knowledge and skillset.
Michelle recently completed her NVQ Level 3 & 4 in Health and Social Care, Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults & Children, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding, and Health & Safety.
Visiting care in Fleet to suit you
Throughout Fleet, Michelle and her team of carers provide bespoke care plans, built with your needs, personality and interests in mind. You may love doing your weekly shop yourself, but struggle with mobility, or you may want a regular friendly face to watch Pointless with, whatever your requirements, Michelle’s team are happy to help.
Remaining in the comfort of your own home can be a beneficial option rather than going into residential or nursing care, one we’re proud to provide. Whether you need help making breakfast, or more complex personal care, the Fleet carers are here to support you and your family, without changing your routine.
Care needs can arise for many reasons, whether it’s for companionship, or support with degenerative conditions such as dementia. Nonetheless, our Fleet carers are on hand to help with the following:
- Personal care – Support with dressing, showering, washing and toileting.
- Medication – Gentle reminders to take your medication or help with swallowing.
- Routine calls – Morning and evening calls, ensuring you’re safe and able to get in and out of bed.
- Mobility support – Help getting out and about or assistance with mobility aids.
- Companionship – A regular friendly face calling in for a cup of tea and a chat.
- Household duties – Cleaning, washing up, laundry and gardening.
- Health and nutrition – Preparing food and making nutritious meals.
Home visits start from just 30-minutes per week, through to several daily calls, all planned to suit your and your family’s lifestyle and routine.
The carers and office staff are all lovely. Not only do the carers provide fantastic care for dad but mum has expressed how supportive they are to her during this difficult time.
Liz from Guildford
Live-in care across Fleet
A live-in carer does exactly that, lives in your home with you, and supports your needs. Each of our carers have plenty of experience, covering various conditions, including Alzheimer’s, motor neurone disease and cerebral palsy.
Accepting someone new into your family home can be a daunting experience, we completely understand. That’s why we’ll carefully hand select a carer that not only suits your needs, but your personality, interests and hobbies too, it’s important you enjoy your time with them. Our Fleet team also consists of live-in managers and clinical nurses, ensuring all aspects of care are at the highest quality possible.
As well as offering advanced care at home, such as catheters and stomas, our carers can also help with:
- Recovering in comfortable surroundings after a hospital discharge
- Getting out and about in the Fleet community
- Remaining at home with a partner or loved one
- Keeping your beloved pets at home with you
- Receiving specialist care in your home to suit your requirements
Round-the-clock care is the perfect option for those requiring an “on-call” service, providing support at anytime you need it.
Domiciliary care in Fleet
Completely led by you and your family, domiciliary care is an ideal option for those wanting to remain in their own home. Preserving your independence is important to us, that’s why we’ll provide intensive or lighter support to your pre-existing routine, whenever you need it.
Nipping to the shops, a quick coffee with a friend of even a trip to the bank are all things you may have done previously, but currently can’t do alone. Our friendly carers can assist with all your needs, giving you freedom and your family peace of mind.
Specialist dementia care in Fleet
As one of the UK’s leading dementia care specialists, we’re proud to offer our extensive knowledge and expertise to the Fleet community. Fully-trained and qualified, our carers will support you and your family throughout your difficult journey.
With the added challenges that come with memory loss, confusion and mobility issues, maintaining routine is important. Michelle and her carers will spend time getting to know you and your loved one, making sure they receive the very best level of care, regardless of how advanced their condition is.
Elderly care for you or your loved ones
If you or your loved one needs a gentle reminder to take medication, or a helping hand in the kitchen, elderly care is an ideal option.
Elderly care can be interchangeable and increase in regularity and intensity, whenever needed. Having someone around the house to help can take weight off both yours and your family’s shoulders.
Respite care for short-term breaks
The perfect solution for when your usual caregiver needs a rest or is attending their own family emergency. Respite care keeps disruption to a minimum. Our Fleet carers are available to visit 30-minutes per week, or they can provide round-the-clock care by living with you, temporarily.
Michelle and the Fleet team will replicate your existing care plan and add any other support you may need, making the process much smoother. The Fleet team can assist with:
- Hospital discharge – If you need care after a spell in hospital to get you back on your feet.
- Emergencies – When your regular carer is unable to be there, perhaps due to a family emergency.
- Short breaks – Allows time for your carer to convalesce whilst you are still cared for.
- One-off occasions – When there are special events that you want to attend that requires some assistance – perhaps a wedding or milestone birthday celebration.
Helping Hands is a very professional company, with very high values and requirements, without substituting the beautiful human side.
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Fully-trained cares in Fleet
Our Fleet carers are second-to-none, and really make a difference to people’s lives. Although they’re often known as companions, we believe our carers become more like friends with their clients. Compassionate, dedicated and friendly, the Fleet team really do care.
When joining Helping Hands, our carers go through an award-wining training & induction programme, covering modules such as health and safety, manual handling, medication assistance, equality & diversity and mobility support. On top of this, all carers receive ongoing training, covering various conditions such as dementia. This enables the Fleet carers to enhance their skillset and knowledge.
We make sure all our carers go through thorough background checks through the Disclosure Barring Service, allowing us to make safe and reliable recruitment decisions. Our family-run business has over 30 years of experience and expertise, meaning our ability to find a carer that matches your requirements and interests is more than suitable.
Did you know we’re also the only home care provider in the UK to be endorsed by Skills for Care as a Centre of Excellence? Not only that, we’re also founding members of the United Kingdom Home Care Association. To keep our expert knowledge and practices up to date, we’re regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission, meaning our service is reliable, responsive, effective and fully-regulated.Request a callback Email us
Find out more about care in Fleet
If you’d like to chat about your options with Michelle and her team, please don’t’ hesitate to get in touch with us on 01483 494 857. Were available to talk through your options at a time and place which suits you and your loved one, whether it’s in Hart Shopping Centre or a bench in Calthorpe Park.