Working as a paid or unpaid carer can be a demanding job, and it is important that all carers regularly get some time to themselves. Taking time off for respite can be a disruptive time for everyone involved, often resulting in a change of routine, things being done differently, and undue stress for both the carer and the person using their services.
Here at Helping Hands, we have more than 30 years’ experience in caring for our customers and consider ourselves to be industry leaders in respite care. We understand what it takes to take the stress out of respite, making it a positive experience for everyone, with our knowledgeable, professional, and friendly team of carers on hand to cover any time off that carers may need.
If you, your loved one, or customer is living in the area and looking for carers in Oxford to cover a respite period – whether it be short-term or long-term, then look no further than us here at Helping Hands. Our fantastic team of respite care staff are always available to support customers to ensure a smooth transition in and out of respite – and perhaps make a new friend at the same time!
Whether you are elderly and have someone come regularly to help around the house, you are a younger person living with complex medical needs, or you or your loved one are living with dementia, our respite team can help to cover any time off that your regular carer needs.
Our team of professional and friendly home care Oxford carers can provide cover for any respite leave. They have been specially chosen by us here at Helping Hands for their high levels of ability as well as friendly personalities, making them what we consider to be the best respite cover carers around.
All of our care staff are DBS checked and complete an initial training course before they start to work for us, and we never use agency care staff. We support our staff with a 24-hour, 7-day a week phone line as well as continuous, extensive training to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible.
Here at Helping Hands, our team of professional respite carers is available whenever you need it. Whether you are looking for visiting carers who can cover visits to your home regularly – up to several times a day if needed – or full-time live-in carers who can move into your home and provide 24-7 care, we have the person for you.
Our Oxford respite care team is available to cover for any of the duties that a regular carer would carry out, including:
We are available for planned respite cover, or, indeed, if something comes up at short notice such as sickness or family emergencies. We can also provide respite cover on a short or long-term basis.
Here at Helping Hands, we appreciate the importance of providing tailor-made care services, taking into account every individual’s needs and wants. Our respite care team in Oxford has the skills and experience to fit in with existing routines and meticulously follow detailed care plans to ensure that the support that they give our customers is of the highest quality.
Our person-centred philosophy revolves around understanding each of our customers as an individual and providing just the right care services that they require. Regardless of your personal situation, our care staff are here to make respite a pleasant experience not just for our customers, but also ensuring that carers’ minds are at rest that those who they care for are being properly looked after.
Here at Helping Hands, we are regulated fully by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) – an independent body that ensures that the quality of care in England is of a high enough level. This, alongside the work that we do with other care organisations such as the UKHCA (United Kingdom Home Care Association), enables us to be sure that we are providing excellent levels of care, with the most up-to-date information.
We also work closely with other organisations who represent people in similar situations to our customers and their carers. We consider our work with organisations such as Dementia UK and the Dementia Action Alliance to be of vital importance both in developing understanding around our customers’ lives, as well as how best to support them.
If you live in or around the Oxford area and are looking for some respite cover, regardless of your situation, then get in touch with us for more information. You can contact us by telephone, email, or pop in a see us to discuss your requirements and how we can help you.