Live-in care and visiting home care in Ipswich
As one of the oldest towns in England, Ipswich has an array of buildings that hail from many diverse historical eras such as The Ancient House. Amongst these buildings are stories of old and new, yet one of the most recent residents of the area is a branch of one of the UK’s leading home care providers – Helping Hands.
Offering individually tailored, high-quality home care across Ipswich, Stowmarket, Felixstowe, Hadleigh, Trimley, Martlesham, Barham, Barking, Otley, Burstall, Sutton and the surrounding areas, Branch Manager Rhiannon and her team are committed to helping you to remain safe, comfortable independent at home.
Meet Rhiannon Richards, our Branch Manager
"Making a difference in people’s lives is what I love most about my job. This is something I feel that I’ve achieved on a number of occasions throughout my career so far. Having been a carer myself, I have some great knowledge and experiences which I can share with my team, enabling them to be the best they can be.
"As the Ipswich Branch Manager, I’m responsible for ensuring the carers we have are at the forefront of providing outcome-based care for people around our local area, whether they just need a bit of companionship or more one-to-one support.
"Seeing how much we value our carers was one of the main factors in my decision to join Helping Hands. I was also excited by the opportunity to build the branch up from scratch and create a positive culture for everyone to work."
Visiting home care delivered to you across Ipswich
We understand that everybody has their own unique care requirements – regardless of their condition. That’s why our visiting care packages are completely tailored around you and your needs and preferences. Whether you need 30-minute visits to help you with your personal care or more complex support that involves overnight stays, we will work with you to ensure that you have a visiting care plan that is perfectly suited to you and your needs.
Our visiting carers are expertly trained to support you with medication, mobility issues, household chores and companionship. And with the support of our Clinical Nurse team, we are fully equipped to help you with more complex conditions such as neurological injuries and motor neurone disease. Depending on your own personal circumstance, we will work with you to build a personalised support plan that provides you with exactly what you need to be able to live your life entirely on your terms and in the comfort of your own home.
I love it when the carers come because I feel like I can be myself and they’re not going to judge me.
Paula, a Helping Hands customer
Live-in care for round-the-clock support
If you’re in need of more intensive support for a complex injury or condition that limits your autonomy, live-in care from our Ipswich team is the ideal solution for you to receive the person-centred care that you deserve without making any compromises to your independence. The great thing about live-in care is that it is an ongoing support method for those needing continual care, so you have the reassurance that someone is there for you when you need them, without making any sacrifices to your usual routine.
All of our live-in carers complete a comprehensive training course at our bespoke training facility in Warwickshire where they complete modules such as dementia care, moving and handling, medication administration and safeguarding. What’s more, our live-in carers are also supported by a team of clinical nurses who are able to support with more complex care needs, such as PEG feeds, stroke aftercare and catheter management.
Domiciliary care in Ipswich
With domiciliary care, you can have the care that you need just the way you want it and without any limitations. There are no visiting restrictions, no set mealtimes or menus and no daily schedules to abide by; and with the freedom to decide the frequency and intensity of your care, your everyday routine is decided upon by the person who matters most – you.
With visits available from 30 minutes all the way through to constant live-in care, domiciliary care allows you to keep your freedom and autonomy, regardless of your condition. So if you want to have a lie-in one morning or get up and go for an early walk, then you can do just that. After all, that is what person-centred care is all about.
One-to-one dementia care and support for you and your loved ones
As the leading dementia specialist in the home care field, we understand how dementia not only affects the person living with the condition, but their surrounding family too. With over 100 different variants of dementia, the symptoms can vary between each individual – that’s why we’ll work with you to provide a bespoke dementia care plan that is completely tailored to you and your lifestyle.
When a person is living with dementia, familiarity is key; that’s why providing dementia care at home is a great way of maintaining routine and keeping the individual comfortable and secure. Sometimes the behaviours of dementia can be confusing and upsetting for you and your surrounding family, but Rhiannon and her team are on hand to provide you with the guidance and support that you need to enable you to understand the symptoms of the condition and how to handle them, so you are able to live well with dementia.
Elderly care to retain your independence
As we reach our elderly years, we can often begin to find more difficulty in the tasks that once seemed quite simple to us. Whether you’re finding it harder to get washed and dressed in the morning or you are having trouble with keeping on top of the housework, our Ipswich team will provide you with the person-centred support you need to retain your independence in the comfort of your own home.
If you are in your more senior years, or you have a loved one that is and you are worried about their wellbeing, we will work closely with you to provide a personalised elderly care plan that gives you the peace of mind that they are comfortable at home with no compromise to their safety or independence.
My biggest achievement has been a relationship I built with a lady who had dementia. We enjoyed spending time together and I encouraged her to go out. I loved taking her shopping.
Jade, a Helping Hands carer
Respite care for your short-term needs
We understand that care needs can be unpredictable. Whether you’ve acquired an unexpected illness or injury or your regular caregiver needs to tend to an emergency elsewhere, we understand how distressing it can be when a situation arises at such short notice that it seems too difficult to find a suitable alternative.
With respite care from Rhiannon and her team, we will put a swift package of care in place that provides you with the high-quality care that you expect and deserve. What’s more, we’ll also ensure a seamless transition between carers whilst carefully keeping to your usual routines and preferences, so you have the temporary care you need with no disruption to your day-to-day life.Request a callback Email us
Dedicated carers to support you in Ipswich
Here at Helping Hands, we’ve been providing high-quality home care to thousands of families across England and Wales for over 30 years. Over this time, we’ve received many accolades that we’re extremely proud of – such as being the first and only home care provider to be endorsed as a Centre of Excellence by Skills for Care, as well as being a part of the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA).
But without the commitment and the compassion of our wonderful carers, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Following a stringent recruitment process, each of our carers complete a comprehensive training programme covering moving and handling, personal care and medication administration, as well as receiving full background checks such as Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) screenings. Most importantly, they are all enabled to provide outstanding care by the one quality that is pivotal to become a Helping Hands carer; kindness.
We are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and because we provide a fully managed service – meaning that we handle the care process from start to finish – we will always provide dedicated, person-centred support at each step of your care journey – even if there is a change in circumstance.
Areas across Ipswich that we cover
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Find out more about care in Ipswich
With so many things to consider when approaching care, choosing the right support for yourself or your loved one can feel quite overwhelming. But worry not, Rhiannon and her team are here to help you to make sense of your options and guide you through each step of your journey. If you’d like to discuss your options and see how our Ipswich team can help you, please call us on 01473 877 052. We’re here to take your call seven days a week.