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Respite Care in Gloucester

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Gloucester respite support from Helping Hands

Whether you’re being discharged from hospital or your regular carer needs a break, respite care from Helping Hands will be personalised exactly to your requirements. You may just need some short-term support to see you back on your feet again, until your regular carer returns, but whatever the circumstances you’ll be in the best hands with Helping Hands. We’ve been caring for people in their own homes since 1989 and we pride ourselves on following the same ethos now that we were founded with; namely, to support people to be as independent as possible while providing them with the highest standards of care at home. We offer one-to-one care in your own home from highly trained and expertly skilled carers who follow a personalised support plan to ensure your care follows your preferred daily routine. So if you want to go on holiday with your family but want them to relax too, why not take a carer with you? That way, you get fully cared for, but your loved ones still manage to have a relaxing break and spend quality time with you. If you’d like to discover more, have a chat with our friendly Gloucester team today.

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Why respite care is a good option for short-term support

You may not want to relocate to a care home, even temporarily, so being cared for in your own home is a valuable alternative. You might usually be supported by family members or a professional caregiver, however everyone needs a break from time to time and when your regular carer goes away, they need to know that you will be still be cared for to the same high standards.

We can arrange cover at short notice, in any of the following circumstances:

  • Hospital discharge – to help you get back on your feet
  • Emergencies – in the case of a short notice discharge or perhaps your regular carer needs time off in a hurry
  • Short breaks – your family might like you to go on holiday with them, or somewhere on your own with extra support
  • One-off occasions – perhaps a family celebration, such as a wedding

Respite care services tailored to you

With your personalised support plan in place, your carer will ensure that your routines and preferences are respected at all times. Your carer will be able to undertake all necessary care tasks, including medication administration, mobility support, housework & laundry, meal preparation and personal care.

Post-discharge support across Gloucester

If you or a loved one is about to be discharged from hospital you need to know that there will be a continuity of care available to you when you’re back at home. You may only require support to get back on your feet but even for a short while, respite care at home can be a very helpful option. Your package of care will be flexible to your ongoing needs, and if you eventually decide you would like to keep care in place, that can be arranged by our Gloucester team.

Gloucester emergency care

When care is needed in a hurry, family will often try to step in temporarily but that isn’t always ideal as they’ll have their own lives to organise. If your regular carer has had to go home without warning leaving you without care, or perhaps your hospital discharge wasn’t planned, having professional care in place to come home to can be the perfect solution. You’ll benefit from being professionally cared for and it also means that your loved ones can concentrate on spending quality time with you, instead of worrying about your care needs. We can have emergency home care in place for you within 24 hours, so talk to us about yours or a loved one’s care today.


Why choose our Gloucester respite care team?

Helping Hands have been supporting people to live as independently as possible at home for over 30 years, so you really can trust us as the homecare experts. Our carers are carefully selected to ensure that we only recruit people who share our ethos for providing the highest quality standards of care and we offer excellent progression opportunities to ensure that carers’ skills are regularly updated.

We are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, which demonstrates our commitment for adhering to and exceeding industry guidelines and we have consistently been rated ‘Good’ for our care delivery, as has our Gloucester branch, which puts us a step above other care agencies in Gloucester.


Contact us for respite care support

If you would like to discover more about how we could be supporting you or a loved one, our dedicated team of customer care specialists are available seven days a week to take your call. Or if you prefer, you can contact us via our website, and we’ll call you back.

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