Whether you need ongoing support for a matter of days, weeks, or into the future, we are experts in delivering care at home, whatever your requirements are. If you’re looking for short-term, respite support in the Godalming area because your regular carer needs a break, or your family are going on holiday then we can provide every aspect of your daily support, whether you have complex or more low-level needs. Our compassionate carers and dedicated managers from our home care Godalming team really do epitomise the values we stand for at Helping Hands, and always will.
Respite care is temporary care, usually for a few days at a time, when your regular carer isn’t going to be available, or if you don’t usually have care at all. This could be because you have been discharged from hospital after having an accident, illness or surgery and need a little extra support to get back on your feet, or in the case of emergency care, because your carer has suddenly had to leave, for instance if they are taken ill themselves.
Receiving respite care from Helping Hands in your own home, rather than going into residential care, means that you will be able to stay in the place that you love most, while being fully cared for to the highest standards possible. Giving your carer a regular break is crucial when they’re caring for you constantly, and it’ll benefit both of you for them to have a chance to relax, as they’ll return to you refreshed and with plenty of stories about what they did with their time off! You’ll be happy to see them too and it will ultimately make you appreciate each other even more.
Respite care can usually be for a few hours, days or even weeks, but what never changes is the superb standards of care that our caregivers deliver to you, along with your bespoke support plan that is flexible to your changing needs. Our carers will be able to support you on a visiting care or live-in care basis, while undertaking all of your daily routine so that you have a seamless changeover when we relieve your current carer. This includes personal care, medication and meal preparation, to accompanying you to appointments and accessing the local community. Whatever you need, we can help.
Our wonderful carers are the real heart of Helping Hands, and that’s not just our opinion, it’s echoed in the many wonderful reviews we receive daily from our customers and their loved ones. They make us stand out from other care providers, thanks to their willingness to go above and beyond to support our customers and to do everything they can to promote your independence and protect your dignity at all times. We also consider it our duty to safeguard and protect you and reassure your loved ones that who should be entering your home are the ones doing so, which is why we screen our carers through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and thoroughly check their backgrounds too. We also provide thorough training and offer opportunities for them to develop their skills frequently, ensuring that when they want to progress their career with us they can. Finally, because we’re fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, we will always uphold our high standards and keep you at the forefront of your own care journey.
If you would like to learn more about respite care from our Godalming carers, then please call our customer care team, seven days a week. If you prefer though you can contact us via our website, and we’ll call you back at a time that suits you.