Personalised visiting care plans to suit you
Known for being the unofficial capital of Yorkshire, the lively and colourful city of Leeds is full of quirky shops, award-winning restaurants and beautiful architecture. Whether you want to go for a bite to eat at the Merrion Centre or explore the hundreds of stalls at the famous Kirkgate Market, there’s plenty on offer in this culture-rich city, including care from your local team of Helping Hands carers.
The branch team of expert carers cover Farsley, Harehills, Headingley, Leeds, Oakwood, Pudsey and the surrounding areas.
Meet Mandy, our Regional Care Director
"As the Regional Care Director for the north, I am responsible for all types of care delivery to our customers - whether it be live-in care or our hourly service. My role involves ensuring that our carers deliver a consistent and seamless high quality of care to our customers. I manage a team of dedicated, hardworking people who strive to deliver a fantastic service.
"Following a highly successful career in welfare to work, recruitment and training, I wanted to look at a fresh challenge, and following some research and numerous conversations ,I believed that the care sector would be a good fit and that I could easily transfer my skills and experience into this role."
Visiting care in Leeds to suit your schedule
We tailor every single one of our care packages to ensure that you are receiving exactly what you need.
If you are looking for a weekly visit, or three calls every day your carer will be able to support you.
A visiting care package is flexible. If your needs change over time-or unexpectedly-we can accommodate you and change your care calls to suit.
Visiting carers can support you with:
- Personal care – Maintain your dignity and privacy with discreet personal care, be it with washing, toileting or anything in between.
- Mobility needs – If you need support mobilising around the house or when out and about your carer can help you with this.
- Medication – We can support you with medication prompts, time specific medication or if you need them physically giving to you.
- Household jobs – Housework, walking the dog and laundry are all included as well as much more.
The care and service has been excellent. Mum has found all the carers to be kind and thoughtful as well as efficient and caring. I do not live near mum so this has been beneficial to us all.
Susan from Leeds
Leeds live-in care for your peace of mind
24-hour live-in care can provide you with a great alternative to residential care when you are looking for round the clock support.
Your live-in carer will be matched up to you based on personality, interests and their care experience to ensure we deliver the most compatible carer possible.
A live-in care package can be provided for as little as 3 days, through to an ongoing care plan to suit exactly what you are looking for.
Live in carers are able to support you with personal care, meal prep, medication, complex care and even end of life care.
You will receive a fully managed live-in care service, which means that your local manager will be on hand to support you every step of your care journey.
Get in touch with one of our homecare specialists to see how our we can help you.
Why Helping Hands is better than a care agency in Leeds
There are lots of different things to think about when arranging care for yourself or a loved one, and it can be quite a stressful process. But with home care from Helping Hands Leeds, we can ensure the process of care is smooth and stress-free, as we take care of the whole process for you – from ensuring our carers have the skills and knowledge they need to provide exceptional care, creating a bespoke support plan tailored entirely around you with a local care manager and ensuring we complete regular check ups with both you and your carer to make sure that you have everything you need and to discuss any issues. This is very different to a senior care agency service, who will introduce you to a carer but then leave arranging your carer’s paperwork, pay and any issues with you to manage yourself or with your family.
Home care agencies tend to encourage you to only pay for the activities or specific care that you need, which may increase or decrease depending on your needs. You may initially only need support with the housework but as you become slightly more frail or unsteady on your feet, you may require extra support with bathing, getting dressed and preparing meals, which will then increase the cost you pay to your elderly care agency. Whereas a fully managed provider like Helping Hands Leeds has an all-inclusive cost, so your care can be fully flexible to suit your needs without any extra cost.
Domiciliary care in the Leeds area
Domiciliary care can be required at any stage of life, and is needed whenever someone requires extra support in order to remain living independently in their own home. This can include following an accident or illness.
Domiciliary care visits can be arranged to help with a range of daily tasks such as dressing, personal care, or help around the house. Having support with these tasks means that your loved one can continue living comfortably, and independently, where they are happiest – in their own home. You will have peace of mind knowing that someone is checking in on them, and is available to assist them with anything they might be struggling with.
If you or a loved one needs support with a condition, such as living with dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or life after a stroke, then a specially trained carer can provide this tailored support. You can be confident in the expert knowledge of our Leeds carers; all of them have been fully trained at our very own Centre of Excellence, and have a wide knowledge of complex condition-led care.
Dementia care in your own home
More and more people are expected to develop dementia in the years ahead. If you or someone you know is diagnosed, then it’s important to remember that you are not alone.
Advanced dementia care may not be needed straightaway, but as the condition progresses, you might need some extra support to ensure that you or your relative can continue living a comfortable and happy life.
The symptoms of dementia vary greatly from person to person and can change suddenly. This means that we aim to put care in place which is tailored to you, and we will continue to adapt it as and when your needs change.
Our Leeds team are fully committed to improving the quality of life of those living with dementia. We offer the highest standards of dementia care as a result of our Helping Hands Dementia Champion programme, which provides our carers with vigorous training and assessment.
Care for the elderly in Leeds
As you age, you might start to require a bit of extra help in order to remain living in your home, and with an independent lifestyle. Elderly care is designed to meet your needs and requirements as you grow older.
Elderly care usually becomes necessary if you or a loved one starts experiencing difficulties with activities of daily living. Our Leeds team have almost 30 years of experience supporting elderly people in the area and can offer help with a variety of daily tasks including:
- Household chores
- Cooking meals
- Personal care
- Administering medication.
Along with practical support, our carers will also be supportive companions and can help you get out and about in your local community. We will take the time to get to know you and your needs, so that we can develop completely personalised elderly care, suited to you.
Short-term respite care if you have to leave a relative
It is important that everyone takes some time out to relax and focus on themselves, especially if they’re caring for someone else. Though it is hugely rewarding, it can be mentally and physically draining.
Respite care gives you the opportunity to relax and recharge by enjoying time with friends and family, going away on holiday, or just spending some time alone, all while knowing that the person you’re caring for is being looked after by a trained carer.
Here in Leeds, we have local carers on hand to support you and your loved one whenever you need a break or in the event of an unforeseen emergency. Being regulated by the Care Quality Commission means that you can rest assured that our carers are all qualified to provide the high-quality support and care that you loved one deserves while you’re away.
Kat's story: recovering after a spinal injury
Kat is 54 years old and from Leeds. Unfortunately she was involved in a serious car collision, which caused a major spinal injury. To help her recovery, Kat received emergency nurse-led care from Lizzie, a Helping Hands live-in carer.
A compassionate and experienced carer, Lizzie has been trained to care for people with spinal injuries. Working under the supervision of our team of clinical nurses she was able to support Kat, which involved using hoists to help her safely move around the home.
“My carers are fantastic,” said Kat. “They allow me to carry out everyday activities and also to remain independent, which is incredibly important to me.”
Kat received intensive full-time care after her injury. Due to her hard work and the expertise of our nurses and Lizzie, her care is slowly being reduced as she recovers from her accident.Spinal injury aftercare
Fully trained live-in carers in Leeds
Every single carer that works for Helping Hands has been through our extensive training programme and have qualified from our Centre of Excellence.
Further support and training is provided at regular intervals for all of our carers, furthering their care knowledge and expertise.
The Leeds branch is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), we do all that we can to ensure you are safe and receiving the highest standard of care possible.
Our on-call team is accessible 24 hours a day should you ever have a concern or need to get in touch with someone outside of office hours.
I have worked with many customers who have dementia and I have had so many wonderful experiences with them.
Beverley, a live-in carer
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Find out more about live-in care in Leeds
If you’d like to discuss your care options, we’re available seven days a week to talk through your requirements. Simply call us and we’ll be happy to help.
Alternatively, you can pop in to the Leeds branch on Beaconsfield Court, where the team will be happy to talk everything through with you. The branch is open 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. If getting to us is too difficult, we can even arrange to visit you in your own home.
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