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Respite care in Loughton

Loughton respite support from Helping Hands

When you need cover for your regular carer or perhaps you’ve never needed care before, temporary respite care from Helping Hands’ Loughton care team can make all the difference to your daily life. Receiving care at home for a short period because you need to get back on your feet after an accident or illness is a preferable alternative to going into a care home, and with our amazing carers supporting you on either a visiting-care or live-in-care basis, you’ll be able to live your highest quality of life with a consistency of care until your regular carer returns.


What is respite care?

Respite care is short-term care, often for one or two weeks, from a different carer to your regular one. Respite can be planned or unplanned, depending on your circumstances, for instance, a well-earned break for your carer or an unexpected discharge from the hospital. Respite care from Helping Hands can take place in your own home, rather than having to relocate to a care home which respite has always traditionally been. If your care is needed in an emergency, we can usually be with you in 24 hours too.


When to choose respite care

You may have been in hospital for a while, and you’re concerned that you won’t manage when you go back home, or perhaps your hard-working regular carer is in need of a break. Whatever the circumstances, it’s vital that carers get a chance to unwind and relax and it’s good for you to have a change too. Remaining at home for respite care also means that you get to stay in the place you love, and your dedicated carer will be able to support you with personal care, medication, mobility, meal preparation, housework, accessing the community and so much more.


Respite care services tailored to you

We design your package of care to your exact needs, and your care will be accompanied by a personalised support plan that will detail exactly how you like your routine to run. We know how important it is to you that your care is consistent and that when your carer needs to take a break, someone else will come in with the minimum of disruption. We will ensure that happens every single time, and our mission statement is always “Our care makes it possible for you to live safely at home”.


Qualified respite carers in Loughton

Our carers are amazing, and we think that because they regularly go above and beyond to ensure our customers live their best lives possible, they are the real heart of our business. We only accept a small number of our applicants to become Helping Hands carers because we want to ensure that only the most compassionate and empathetic people are looking after you in your own home. We’ve got over 30 years of experience in delivering home care throughout England & Wales and look after our carers to ensure they can look after you. We train them carefully and so that you’re safe at home we screen them through the DBS and thoroughly check their backgrounds. We’re also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales which demonstrates our commitment to always delivering the highest standards of service.


Contact us for respite care support

If you would like to learn more about care at home in the Loughton area, then please call our customer care team seven days a week to discover more. If you would prefer to contact us via our website then we would be happy to call you back at your convenience.

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