With historic buildings aplenty and sitting around 30 miles from London, Maidstone is a town of historic importance, so it’s fitting that Helping Hands, with its own long-established history should have a branch in the local area. Helping Hands was founded in 1989 and since then we’ve grown to have branches across most of England and Wales, so if you’re looking for home care, look no further than your friendly local team in Maidstone.
Care at home is always a welcome alternative to having to uproot and move into a residential home as you get to stay in the place you love, surrounded by precious people, memories and mementoes of a life well-lived. Whether you would like a 30-minute visit once a week for a friendly cup of coffee and some companionship, or you have complex needs that require a full-time, live-in carer, the friendly team providing home care in Maidstone will be able to help. Our carers are highly trained and are experienced in areas such as manual handling, medication, safeguarding and dementia care, and will be happy to support with housework, meal preparation, personal care and so much more.
There are many reasons why you may think you could do with some support in your home. It may be that the housework has become more difficult to complete, you don’t have the energy to prepare yourself meals or that family members are becoming concerned. Having a carer come to your home is not something to be concerned about; it certainly isn’t a reflection on you being less able than you once were. It’s more about discovering help exists and seeing it as a welcome addition to your routine.
Whether you have a carer for a short visit once a week or for several every day, your care will be carried out by expert carers who are passionate about supporting you within your own home. Whether you enjoy going out and about in the local area, on day trips or prefer watching the world go by through your window, your carer will be able to help with any number of tasks that can make your life easier and provide extra comfort. Perhaps it’s overnight when the time seems to drag, and you wish there could be someone to help you with necessary tasks? Our overnight carers can be there for the night times as well as the days, meaning that if you struggle to sleep when everyone else is, we can help.
Perhaps you are usually looked after by family members, but you feel they deserve a well-earned break? Or you may be the carer who supports family so well but every now and again you crave a bit of time to yourself? With short or longer-term respite care from the Maidstone team you’ll discover a way of being expertly looked after while family take some time off. You may be wanting to reconnect with your own family, spend time with a partner or just escape and relax with a book? Whichever is the case, respite carers will follow a personalised support plan to ensure that the routines you’ve worked so hard to maintain are preserved and followed faultlessly.
By their very nature we cannot see emergencies before they arrive, so its understandable that a loved one needing emergency care can send our anxiety levels through the roof. However, if you talk to the Maidstone team they will tell you that it’s possible to get a carer into your family’s home the very same day, so you can be reassured that expert care is on hand for when they’re discharged from hospital, or in any other emergency circumstances.
The dedicated team in Maidstone, led by Sue, are all recruited locally and trained expertly; a learning process which continues throughout their Helping Hands career. We are not an agency; Helping Hands recruits and employs all of its carers directly, ensuring a high level of dedication and an increased sense of being valued. All of our carers are Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) screened, so you can be confident in the people who are coming to your house or looking after your loved ones. Additionally, Helping Hands is fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and the Maidstone branch achieved a ‘Good’ rating at their most recent inspection.
Our friendly customer care specialists are waiting for your call, so why not find out more about your care options? They are available seven days a week for your convenience and look forward to hearing from you.