Live-in and visiting care in King's Lynn
A cultural market town known for it’s fishing and seafood, King’s Lynn is certainly one to visit. But for the community, they’re lucky enough to venture into this seaport and have the nation’s number one home care provider, Helping Hands on their doorstep.
Providing care in Gaywood, West Winch, South Wootton, Saddlebow and the surrounding areas, our King’s Lynn team are here to support the local residents. Tina, our Branch Manager is proud and dedicated to providing personalised home care within the community, with the help from her friendly and professional carers.
From just 30-minutes per week, through to several overnight stays, our fully-qualified and compassionate carers are here to support you and your loved ones.
Meet Tina Larbie, our Branch Manager
Born and raised in Dereham, Tina’s no stranger to the region. With over 12 years of experience in the care sector, Tina’s met some wonderful people, including her current team of outstanding carers.
“Over the years I’ve supported people from all walks of life, and I’ve learnt a lot from them.” She goes on to say: “The ladies in the first care home I worked in taught me how to knit, while another customer helped me improve my cooking skills as they would only have freshly-cooked meals, never anything processed.”
Tina’s most memorable customer was a lady who used to clean the chandeliers for Buckingham Palace. She says: “She really brightened up the room – literally.”
Home care in King's Lynn
Across the Shire county of Norfolk, Tina and her team of carers provide expert care in the comfort of your own home, at a time that’s convenient for you. Whether you need help getting dressed, or a helping hand in the kitchen – whatever your requirements, Tina’s team are fully supportive.
We’re proud to provide personalised care plans, built by and around you and your needs. Care needs can arise due to several reasons, whether it’s due to a progressive condition or recovery post-operation, or even companionship. Nonetheless, our King’s Lynn team of carers are only a stone’s throw away and can help with:
- Personal care – Support with dressing, showering, washing and continence care.
- Medication – Gentle reminders to remember your medication or help with swallowing.
- Routine calls – Morning and evening calls, ensuring you’re safe and able to get in and out of bed.
- Mobility support – Help getting out and about or assistance with mobility aids.
- Companionship – A regular friendly face calling in for a cup of tea and a chat.
- Household duties – Cleaning, washing up, laundry and gardening.
- Health and nutrition – Preparing food and making nutritious meals.
What a great impact Helping Hands has had for my mother. She is really pleased with the helpers who are ensuring that she is ready for the day. Knowing she has someone there has been a godsend.
Clare, a Helping Hands customer
Live-in care across King's Lynn
If you’re looking for round-the-clock care, live-in care is the ideal option. With ample knowledge and award-winning training, our dedicated carers have plenty of experience working across various conditions, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and muscular dystrophy.
Leaving your family home is daunting, and not necessarily required. With live-in care, Tina and the King’s Lynn team will provide constant support, covering all aspects of care, such as washing and dressing, PEG feeding, catheters and stomas in your home. Our carers can also help you with:
- Recovering in comfortable surroundings after a hospital discharge
- Getting out and about in the Kings Lynn community
- Remaining at home with a partner or loved one
- Keeping your beloved pets at home with you
- Receiving specialist care in your home to suit your requirements
Domiciliary care in King's Lynn
Also known as home care, domiciliary care is a great way to remain independent, but with a little help whenever you need it. Our King’s Lynn team will spend time with you and your family, building a personalised plan to support your pre-existing routine.
Missing out on social events should never happen, that’s why our professional and friendly care team are on hand to assist you to the local coffee shop, a family wedding or simply nipping to the shop for some milk. And, on top of that, your friends and family will have peace of mind that you’re in safe hands.
Specialist Dementia care in Kings Lynn
As one of the UK’s leading dementia care specialists, our carers are fully-trained and up to date with practices, that way they’re there to support you and your loved one’s through this difficult, progressive journey.
Our number one priority is to keep your routine as consistent as possible, especially with the added challenges that come with memory loss, confusion and mobility issues. When you’re ready, Tina will sit down with you and your family and learn everything about you, that way she can match a carer best suited to you and your needs.
Elderly care for you or your loved ones
Bringing someone new into your family home is an unnerving experience, but you can rest assured our compassionate carers are here to fully support you, whilst preserving your independence. Whether you need help getting into bed, or a hand at breakfast, there’s no need to worry.
Elderly care is also interchangeable, meaning you can increase or reduce the intensity or duration of care whenever you like; you’re in charge.
Respite care for short-term breaks
Your caregiver might need a rest, or has a family emergency of their own, or your family might be going on holiday, either way, respite care is the ideal solution – keeping disruption to a minimum.
You might need someone to call in a couple of times a week, or you might need full-time support, nonetheless, Tina and her team of expert carers are only a phone call away, and are available to work for the following:
- Hospital discharge – If you need care after a spell in hospital to get you back on your feet.
- Emergencies – When your regular carer is unable to be there, perhaps due to a family emergency.
- Short breaks – Allows time for your carer to convalesce whilst you are still cared for.
- One-off occasions – When there are special events that you want to attend that requires some assistance – perhaps a wedding or milestone birthday celebration.
I’ve been a visiting carer for nearly five years now, and really enjoy it! The flexibility helps me to stay at home with my children in the daytime and work evenings and weekends.
Sarah, a Helping Hands carer
Fully-trained carers in King's Lynn
As our King’s Lynn carers spend a great deal of time getting to know their clients, they become more like friends. We often hear stories from clients who’ve received above and beyond care, taking them to the beach, baking cakes, or even handcrafting Christmas cards, our carers truly love spending time with clients.
Our award-winning training not only allows us to be fully endorsed by Skills for Care as a Centre of Excellence, it provides our carers with high-quality knowledge and expertise, covering an array of modules such as, health and safety, safeguarding, manual handling, mobility support, medication and equality & diversity.
Not only that, our carers regularly attend ongoing training courses, keeping their practices and skillset up to date. With over 30 years of experience, you can rest assured we’ll find the right carer for you. And if that’s not enough, we’re proud to be fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission, regularly receiving inspections – that way we’re always on top.
Areas across King's Lynn we cover:
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Find out more about care in King's Lynn
Tina is more than happy to discuss your needs, whenever you like. Our phone lines are open seven days a week and you can call the King’s Lynn team on 01553 335 624.
If you’d rather meet in person, that’s also fine. We can meet you at The Walks Café, Vancouver Garden or in your living room, it’s your choice.