Live-in and visiting care in Gillingham
Known for its strong maritime and military connections with the nearby Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Gillingham is also the birthplace of the Elizabethan seafarer, William Adams. A small town in the county of Kent, Gillingham is placed along the River Medway and is also home to the UK’s leading homecare provider – Helping Hands.
Branch Manager, Lynne, and her team are here to provide the Gillingham community with compassionate and person-centred care, all within the comfort of your own home. Whether you are living with a degenerative condition that is affecting your day-to-day life, or you need support getting in and out of bed, Lynne and her team are here to provide you with the exact level of support that you need.
Covering locations such as Brompton, Hempstead, Wigmore, Parkwood, Rainham and Twydall and the surrounding areas, our Gillingham team is full of kind-hearted carers that are trained to the highest standard to give you the support you need, when you need it.
Meet Lynne, our Branch Manager
"Hello! I’m Lynne, the Manager for the Gillingham branch. I'm very passionate about ensuring that we provide the best possible service for our customers in the local community and that they feel totally supported by kind and compassionate carers, who go above and beyond to look after them on a daily basis. My role involves managing and developing my team of carers to ensure that we are consistently providing the best quality of care. I'm responsible for ensuring the highest quality, customer lead service, whilst upholding the values of Helping Hands."
Home visits in Gillingham to suit you
With 30 years’ experience under our belt, we are committed to providing the very best home care services to families throughout England and Wales. As a family-run business, we understand the importance of bespoke and personalised care, enabling you to remain safe and independent in the comfort of your own home.
Each of our carers complete a comprehensive training programme that is led by our very own expert carers, meaning that our carers are fully equipped to deal with a variety of conditions ranging from elderly support to acquired brain injuries.
We understand that, regardless of the condition, everybody has their own unique way of life, which is why we provide personal homecare to ensure that you can continue to live your life in the way that you want to with no restrictions. Whether you’re looking for 30-minute drop-in sessions to help you prepare your meals or routine calls throughout the day, our Gillingham team can support the following care needs:
- Personal care – Support with dressing, showering, washing and continence
- Medication – Support to administer prescribed medicines
- Routine calls – Wake up and evening calls to get you in and out of bed safely
- Mobility support – Help getting out and about or assistance when getting used to a walking aid
- Companionship – Popping in for a cup of tea and a chat
- Household duties – Cleaning, washing up, laundry and help with opening & answering post
- Health and nutrition – Preparing food and making nutritious meals
It’s not just practical support that we can help with; we understand that your mental health is just as important as your physical wellbeing. So, if you’d like to do some shopping at the local market or go and cheer on Gillingham F.C, we’ll be right there with you.
The carers were well-trained, professional, friendly, and kind. We are all so pleased Helping Hands was there for us and would recommend them to others.
Sandra, a visiting care customer
Live-in care to support your needs
Whether you live on your own, as a couple or with your beloved pet, Lynne and her team provide sensitive and unintrusive care packages to ensure that you can continue to live your life independently while still receiving round-the-clock support.
You may be living with a complex condition that requires regular one-to-one support, or perhaps your everyday tasks are no longer as straight-forward as they once were. Regardless of your circumstances, our live-in carers will work with you to ensure that you have the support that you need so that you can remain safe and secure in your home.
We understand that welcoming a new person into your home can be a little daunting at first, but Lynne and her team are here to support you every step of the way in making decisions on your care, ensuring that you only receive the care that you are happy and comfortable with. What’s more, each of our carers are carefully selected to match your personality, hobbies and interests; so whether you enjoy a walk along the River Medway or a visit to the Royal Engineers Museum, we’ll be sure to find a carer that is compatible to you.
Live-in care doesn’t just provide you with round-the-clock support, so you always have somebody looking out for you whenever you need it; it also gives you the comfort of knowing that you can stay safe and independent in your own home. With live-in care, you are in control; there are no restrictions on visiting or mealtimes, so you can live each day on your terms while still giving you and your family peace of mind.
Domiciliary care in Gillingham
Traditionally known as care at home, domiciliary care gives you the freedom to choose the frequency and the intensity of the care that you need. Whether you need a 30-minute visit to help you get washed and ready for the day or several hours a day to help you get out and about, our Gillingham team are here to support you with any of your day-to-day tasks including personal care, housekeeping tasks and clinical care.
We understand the importance of being in control of your own care, which is why Lynne and her team will work with you to provide a personalised care plan that is built entirely around you. Regardless of your condition, our team will work with you to ensure that you are safe and happy at home.
I feel so supported by all of the team. Excellent training was provided – it was so informative and to the point. All in all, a great place to work.
Darby, a carer in Maidstone
Specialised dementia support in Gillingham
We’re proud to be one of the UK’s leading dementia care specialists, enabling us to support the many different types of dementia that nearly 850,000 individuals are living with across the UK.
With 30 years’ experience under our belt, we understand the anxieties and uncertainties that can surface after a dementia diagnosis, which is why each of our carers complete award-winning training so that they can support you in making a difficult time that little bit easier.
We understand the importance of familiarity when living with dementia, which is why our team will work closely with you to provide the right level of support, enabling you to remain in the comfort of your own home. Communication is key, and our expert team will be here to provide support and guidance to you and your family so that you can continue to enjoy your time together.
Elderly care to support your independence
Aging is inevitable, and as we grow through the various stages of life, it can become more difficult to go about our day-to-day life as we used to do. Whether you need support in getting in and out of bed or a gentle reminder to take your medication, Lynne and her team are here to provide you with the support you need, when you need it.
It’s incredibly important to us that you can remain safe and secure in the place that you feel most comfortable, which is why each of our tailored packages are designed with your independence at the forefront.
Respite care for your short-term needs
Your usual carer may need to tend to a family emergency, or perhaps you are due to be discharged from hospital and you need a helping hand to get back on your feet. Lynne and her team offer personalised respite care packages to offer you the support that you need, for as long a you need it.
We’ll ensure a seamless transition between carers, providing you with the high-quality care that you need with no interruption to your daily routine. With as little as 24-hours’ notice, we can arrange the right support to ensure that you make no sacrifices to your quality of life. Our respite care packages cover any of the following instances:
- Hospital discharge – If you need short-term care after time in hospital to rebuild your independence
- Emergencies – When your regular carer needs to tend to an emergency
- Short breaks – Giving your carer some time to rest and recuperate without any detriment to your ongoing care
- One-off occasions – When you want to join your family to enjoy a special event, such as a wedding or birthday celebration
Award-winning training for our carers in Gillingham
We’re proud to be one of the leading homecare providers in the UK, so we understand exactly what is needed to ensure that you or your loved one can remain confident at home. Our carers are fully-trained in all aspects of care, including manual handling, health & safety, safeguarding, equality & diversity, medication support and many more. As well as this, our carers are also kind and compassionate by nature, so you won’t just receive a carer; you’ll gain a friend.
Each of carers receive full background checks, such as Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) screenings and they are all carefully selected by a fine-tuned recruitment process, as well as completing regular refresher courses to ensure their skills and practices are always up-to-date and of the highest quality.
Find out more about care in Gillingham
If you’d like to find out more about the support options that Lynne and her team can provide for you, please get in touch with us on 01622 528 300. We’re available to take your call seven days a week.
If you’d prefer to meet with us face-to-face, please feel free to pop in and see us at our branch, or we can meet you for a coffee to discuss your needs in more detail; whether it is at a local café or your front room.Request a callback Request a free consultation
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