Why choose home care at Helping Hands Leicester?
Choosing home care is often a decision that isn’t taken lightly, particularly if you’re fiercely independent and like to do things on your terms. But with care from our CQC-regulated team in Leicester, we’ll be sure to take everything at your pace and be led by you. We won’t take over, and we’ll simply be there to enable you to live life the way you want to and support you along the way – whether that’s popping in twice a week to help you change the bed sheets and vacuum or if you need daily support getting up and dressed in the morning.
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What’s included with home care at Helping Hands?
Care at home covers anything and everything that you need in order to stay safe living well in the comfort of your own home, regardless of any medical needs or health conditions. Home care from Helping Hands starts from as little as 30-minute visits once a week during the day or overnight, progressing all the way up to 24-hour live-in care.
We can support with personal care, assisting with your mobility, helping you to take medication, cooking, light household duties, collecting shopping and prescriptions, all the while becoming someone you learn to rely upon and build a rapport with. That way, your carer tends to become more like a friend who is there to support you both physically and emotionally.
Do you need home care?
There isn’t a set list of reasons why someone may need home care; if you require extra help to do everyday activities, then we can support you. Some of our customers are in their senior years and need elderly care assistance around the house as they can’t quite manage it on their own, whereas others have specific health conditions, such as dementia, Parkinson’s or cerebral palsy, and need specialised nurse-led care. The Leicester team will ensure that you have everything you need to remain where you feel most at ease and living with a spouse, partner or pet – your home.
Limited hour care visits
There are lots of people that may not necessarily need support with personal care or mobility aids but do require someone to accompany them to the shops or medical appointments if they are unsteady on their feet or nervous about going outside alone. Visiting care offers regular calls throughout the week to support you with whatever you need – whether that’s leaving your home, doing the laundry or reminding you to take your medication. And if you become anxious during the night and need the reassurance of someone being there to help you getting to the toilet safely, we can also provide overnight care, where a carer from the Leicester team will be with you from late evening until the early hours.
Intermittent long-term visits
Caring for a parent or friend is one of the most rewarding jobs you can do, but it can take a toll on your own wellbeing, particularly if you care for someone full time or have children of your own. With respite care, we can step in and provide your loved one with the care and attention they need whilst you take a well-earned break. There’s no need to move them into residential care for a couple of weeks; we can come to directly to them and provide professional and compassionate care to them whilst they continue to live in their beloved home and you recharge your batteries.
Immediate start carers
There are many reasons why care needs arise, but sometimes they often occur at the last minute without any notice or time to prepare. With emergency care, we can get a carer to you usually on the same day as your call to us, ensuring you have urgent care at your time of need. Whether you’ve just been discharged from hospital and need support to help you convalesce at home or if your regular caregiver has been taken ill – we’ll be there to provide you with the peace of mind that you need at your time of crisis and have support from our experienced and friendly carers.
Home carers in Leicester
Louisa leads a team of dedicated carers who deliver care across the city and surrounding areas, ensuring that as many people as possible in Leicester who need additional support can continue to live at home. In order to be surrounded by such a fantastic team, all of our carers undergo a thorough recruitment process, whereby they are required to provide several character references and undergo a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) screening.
We don’t employ our carers for their previous care experience; we choose them for their empathy and passion to help others, as this is something that cannot be taught and is simply either part of someone’s nature or not. Once selected, trainee carers learn the theoretical and practical skills they will need out in the field such as moving and handling, delivering personal care, first aid and safeguarding.
And it’s not just our newest carers that go through our award-winning training programme; we hold regular refresher sessions for all carers and care managers, as well as opportunities to specialise in particular areas of interest.
How to arrange home care in Leicester
If you’re considering care for yourself or a loved one, why not give us a call today? Our team of friendly customer care specialists will listen to your needs and requirements and be able to talk you through the different options available to you. And if you’re ready, they can even arrange a meeting with Louisa from the Leicester branch.