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Respite care in Leeds

Leeds respite support from Helping Hands

If you care for someone else, it’s important that you get a regular break to recharge your energy and enjoy a change of scene, but what about the person being cared for? Well, admittedly they might go with you on holiday, which means you may appreciate another carer going with you so that you get a proper chance to relax. Alternatively, they may prefer to stay at home; but either way you can have respite care from Helping Hands so that they are happy and comfortable, and while you’re away their care continues without disruption. If you don’t want to uproot to a residential home for the time that your carer is away, Helping Hands can help. We have been supporting people to receive respite care in their own homes for over 30 years and consequently we really are the homecare experts. Whether you need us to cover a family emergency or unexpected sickness, we can be with you quickly; usually within 24 hours. Talk to our friendly team in Leeds to discover how we could be supporting you or a family member today.

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

Respite care is there to ensure the main carer gets a break, while making sure that your care needs are met. There are different types of respite care that we can support with including live-in care; where the carer lives in your home with you, offering support and companionship around the clock, or visiting care which means the carer will carry out your care needs for a few hours each day or each week, at pre-arranged times.
Your carer can support you with a range of tasks which could include:

  • Nursing care needs, such as catheter or continence support
  • Personal care, including dressing, showering, and toileting
  • Mobility support, helping your loved one move around the house
  • Administering medication at the correct times
  • Ongoing companionship and emotional support
  • Cooking meals and grocery shopping
  • Housekeeping, including laundry
  • Arranging visits out, for a break or to see family and friends
  • Feeding and caring for pets, where appropriate

Respite care services tailored to you

If you’re being discharged from hospital and feel you would like some help to get back on your feet, respite care from the team in Leeds is available. Perhaps your carer is going home for a while and you don’t want to uproot to a care home, even temporarily, or there is a family celebration that you’d like to attend but you don’t feel safe going alone. Whatever the circumstances, we can help.

Post-discharge support

When you’ve been in hospital, even for a short while, it’s natural that the thought if returning home to an empty house can be daunting, especially if you don’t have family living nearby. Respite care from Helping Hands means that a carer can be in your home from the moment you are discharged until you’re able to manage on your own again. Our flexible care packages can be easily adapted to suit your evolving needs, so if you decide you would eventually like ongoing support, we can arrange that for you too.

Emergency care

If your regular carer suddenly needs to get home or they’re ill themselves it can be a panic to try and get care at short notice. However, with Helping Hands’ network of branches all across England and Wales we have the resources to ensure that whatever happens, your care will continue. If your loved ones may have been notified that you’re being discharged unexpectedly from hospital it can also cause them to worry about who is going to care for you while juggling their own lives at the same time. Again, having respite care means that whatever the circumstances, we will be able to support you.


Why choose our Leeds respite care team?

Helping Hands have supported more than 40,000 people all over England and Wales to stay as independent as possible in their own homes. Consequently, we are the homecare experts and have experience of conditions as wide-ranging as Parkinson’s, tetraplegia, and dementia. All of our carers share our ethos for providing high quality care within a person’s home, and we carefully select who becomes a Helping Hands carer to make sure this is always the case. We reward our carers with excellent training and ongoing development opportunities, as we believe that the better equipped our carers’ skills are, the better they can support our customers. We are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, which evidences our commitment to delivering the very highest quality care. We have consistently been awarded ‘Good’ status, as has our Leeds branch, so you can always be fully confident in our care.


Contact us for respite care support

Our team of customer care specialists are available seven days a week to advise you on how we could be supporting you or your loved ones. Alternatively, contact us via our website and we will call you back as soon as possible.

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