While it’s impossible to know what is going to happen in the future, we can pre-empt some emergencies by having a contingency plan in place. Respite care can be needed when emergency care is necessary – perhaps because your current carer has had to leave without warning or because you need care quickly when you previously managed without it. Our Newbury care team are on hand to provide respite care whenever you may need it, usually within 24 hours from when you first get in touch with us. So if you find yourself needing respite care, whether in an emergency or a planned break, you know you’ll be in the best hands with us.
Respite care is needed when your regular carer cannot be with you for a period of time, due to a scheduled holiday or because they have been taken ill. You may also require care for a short amount of time, such as when you’re recovering from an illness, accident or hospital discharge, to get you back on your feet. Respite care was always traditionally given in care homes, meaning you had to uproot yourself to an unfamiliar place to be looked after, however more and more people are now choosing to remain in their own homes to receive their respite care, and it’s no exception in the Newbury area.
Being left without care when you’re at your most vulnerable is a situation that no one wants to happen, however, if your carer was taken ill or had a family emergency that’s the reality you could be left with. Caring for another person is incredibly rewarding but can take its toll on a person’s physical and emotional wellbeing, so it’s vital they get to take regular time off from their caregiving duties to recharge their energy. This means they’ll return to you refreshed and ready to undertake your care once again. We can provide respite care on either a visiting care or live-in care basis, so you can be confident that we’ll design a package of care perfect for you.
Our incredible carers will deliver your respite care in the most compassionate and empathetic manner, ensuring that you get to live as close to the life you want as possible in your own home. Our bespoke care packages will mean that your care is designed around you – there’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to the way we deliver home care.
Whether you want to remain at home while your carer takes a well-earned break, you are going on a holiday and need support while you’re away, or perhaps your family are the ones who normally take care of you but need some time to themselves, we can help. Your personalised support plan will contain every aspect of how you like to live your life, along with the tasks your carer will do for you, including personal care, medication, housework and helping you to access the community.
Our carers are unlike any others – we believe they’re the most compassionate in the industry and judging by the wonderful reviews we receive from our customers and their families, so do you. We carefully select the carers who come to us so that we can be sure that only people who share our ethos for delivering the highest quality care are working for Helping Hands.
All of our carers undergo extensive background checks, including Disclosure and Barring Service screening, and we train them carefully so that they can build on their existing skills and knowledge and apply that to their customers’ care. In addition, you and your loved ones can be sure of our commitment to the highest standards of care every day because of our full regulation by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales.
Talk to our friendly customer service team to discover how we could be supporting you or your loved ones in the Newbury area. We’ll answer all of your questions and ensure that you are equipped with everything you need to make an informed decision. If you’d prefer, you can contact us via our website or request a call back at a time convenient to you.