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Respite Care in Harrow

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Harrow respite support from Helping Hands

Whether you’re going on a fortnight’s holiday, a short break, or your regular carer is sick, respite care from Helping Hands will be tailored exactly to your requirements. 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.

Helping Hands have been delivering the highest standards of care possible since we were founded in 1989, and we still have the same family-led values of promoting independence and compassionate care delivery today. Regardless of the conditions that you or your loved one are living with, we will support you every step of the way, whether you are the person arranging the care or the one receiving it. Have a chat with our friendly Harrow team today to discover how we could be supporting you or your loved one in your own home.

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

Receiving respite care at home is highly beneficial, as it removes the need for relocating to a care home, even temporarily. This means you can stay in the place you love, surrounded by your precious items and pets, and especially people. You might be supported by family members usually or perhaps another caregiver, however everyone needs a break from time to time and when your regular carer needs time away they need to know that you will be still be cared for to the same high standards.

We can arrange care cover quickly, covering any of the following instances:

  • 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 respite care from the team in Harrow, we’ll provide a personalised package of care that allows you to get some time to yourself to rest and relax, without your loved one’s care being compromised. 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

If you or a loved one is about to be discharged from hospital you need to know that there will be a continuity of after care available to you when you’re back at home. This is where the Harrow team can support you with respite care. If you only require support to get back on your feet and know it won’t be for long, respite care at home can be a very helpful option. Your package of care will be flexible to your ongoing needs, and if you decide you would appreciate care continuing, that can be easily arranged.

Emergency care

When emergency care is needed in a hurry, due to an unexpected hospital discharge or maybe because your permanent carer has to go home quickly, you need to know that there will be continuity of care in place so that your needs are still fully supported. Family will often try to step in temporarily but that can be difficult as they’ll have their own lives to organise, plus they may live some distance away. If you have higher level needs, you’ll benefit from having professional carers looking after you, and it also means that your loved ones can concentrate on spending quality time with you instead.


Why choose our Harrow respite care team?

Helping Hands have been supporting people to live as independently as possible at home for over 30 years, so it goes without saying that we’re home care experts. Our carers are handpicked to ensure that we only recruit people who share our ethos for providing the highest quality standards of care, and we also put our carers through rigorous training when they join us. Opportunities for developing their skills exist throughout our employees’ career with us so that industry developments can be taken onboard and applied to our customers’ care. We are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, demonstrating our commitment for adhering to and exceeding industry guidelines. Consistently we have been rated ‘Good’ for our care delivery, as has our Harrow branch.


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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