Live-in care across Oxfordshire
Known as one of the most beautiful counties in the UK for the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, famous historical landmarks and quintessential villages, Oxfordshire truly is a remarkable place to visit. From the world-famous Oxford University that has seen the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien, Baroness Margaret Thatcher and Hugh Grant grace it’s corridors, to the designer outlet village in Bicester – this is a county that has something to offer for everyone, which also includes a friendly team of Helping Hands live-in carers.
We specialise in offering bespoke, tailored live-in home care across Oxfordshire, including Banbury, Bicester, Chipping Norton, Henley-on-Thames, Oxford, Witney and many more towns in the county.
Meet Claire, our Live-in Care Manager
"Hello, I’m Claire the Live-in Care Manager for the Oxfordshire area. My role is to fully manage customer care packages from initial enquiry, through to a successful package of care that best suits the customer. I am passionate about providing the highest standard of care to all of the customers in my area. I am originally from London, but have lived in the local area for 15 years.
"Since being a midwife, I knew a career in the care industry was for me. I had heard about Helping Hands through people that I know and was really impressed with what I heard. The level of support that we provide is amazing, and I’m so proud to be a part of the team."
One-to-one live-in care from our experts
Here at Helping Hands, we have been providing live-in care to people in their homes for the last 30 years, so we really do know what it takes to deliver the very best in person-centred care. Whether you’re living with Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy or a complex neurological condition, our friendly live-in carers will cater for all of your needs, both physically and emotionally, so that you have everything you need in the comfort of your own home.
Live-in care is just that – when someone comes to live in your home with you so that you have round-the-clock support whenever you need it. It might be that you need help to administer medication at regular intervals throughout the day and night, or you might need assistance to get in and out of bed with a standing aid. Whatever your care needs are, we can create a personalised care plan centred entirely around you so that every little thing unique to you is catered for.
We also recognise that live-in care doesn’t just mean that your physical needs are taken care of; your live-in carer will get to know you and what you like to spend your time doing. So, if you have a love for exotic animals, your carer could take you to Cotswold Wildlife Park or if you have a passion for history, they could accompany you to the beautiful Blenheim Palace for the afternoon. If you prefer to stay more local, then that’s fine too; they will take your lead in what you want to do.
My uncle’s carers were determined to maintain his dignity and privacy and met his needs in a kind and gracious way. They worked closely to ensure he was able to spend his last days at home.
The Thompsons, live-in care customers
Visiting home care across Oxfordshire
Visiting care is a great option if you need someone to pop in and make sure you’re okay from time to time, or if you require regular calls throughout the day to support you with personal care, preparing meals and light housework.
Whether you’re in your early twenties and need extra help to attend get-togethers with your friends or if you’re in your more senior years and struggle with your mobility, we’ll find the right level of care for you that adheres to all of your needs and requirements.
Dementia care that provides peace of mind
As one of the UK’s leading specialists in dementia home care, we have the expertise and knowledge to ensure you get the very best in dementia care for you or your loved one. Whether you’re living with frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s or Pick’s disease, we’ll put the right support in place that is entirely suited to you.
Being diagnosed with dementia or living in the middle to late stages of the condition has different challenges, but having a live-in carer to support you throughout the day and night that gets to know you and your symptoms could make a real difference to your wellbeing and quality of life. Instead of having to leave the home you know and love, you can receive support where you feel comfortable and without having to move into residential care and losing the benefits of having one-to-one care.
Elderly care to enable you to retain your independence
Regardless of your age or the condition that you’re living with, a live-in carer could be the difference between having to move to a nursing home or being able to live in your home without having to compromise your independence and choice. Just because you’ve reached your senior years and you have arthritis or difficulties with your mobility, it doesn’t mean that you have to forgo the activities and life that you used to lead. You may have to make adaptations and need support from time-to-time, but the great thing about elderly care is that you can choose as and when you have assistance.
Designed to fit in with your lifestyle, a live-in carer will work around your existing routines and take your lead. Even if you live as a couple, a live-in carer can be an ideal solution for your ongoing care needs and enable you to live the life that you both want to lead, just with a little support along the way.
Respite care for your short-term breaks
If you care for a loved one or friend, it can be an extremely rewarding yet tiring job and one that it is vital that you take a break from. With a live-in carer, you can rest assured that your loved one will still receive the same type of care that you would deliver while you take a well-earned break.
Before you hand over care to us, we’ll meet with both of you to discuss all of your requirements and make sure that we have everything in place for when we step in and start respite care. We’ll ensure we take care of absolutely everything, even down to what time you have your tea and when you like to get up in the morning.
Respite care is also a great option if you’ve just been discharged from hospital or your regular carer needs to attend to a family matter. In as little as 24 hours from when you make your first enquiry, we can arrange for a live-in carer to look after you and support you with personal care, medication, housework, cooking and even taking you out and about in the local area. Whatever it is that you need support with, we’ll be there to help.
Award-winning training for carers in Oxfordshire
It can be quite daunting welcoming someone new to come and live in your home with you and take care of you. We’ll work with you to hand-pick the perfect carer for you that is not only experienced in your particular condition or needs, but who has similar interests and personality traits to you.
All of our live-in carers are trained at our Centre of Excellence training facility in Warwickshire, where they learn the key skills in order to provide the highest level of person-centred care. Modules cover manual handling, medication, personal care, first aid and safeguarding, and all of our carers are required to complete regular refresher training to ensure they always up-to-date in the latest caregiving practices.
We are closely monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), an official body that inspects all care providers to ensure they are safe, responsive and effective. Being regulated by an official organisation that makes sure fundamental standards are adhered to means that you are guaranteed to receive care of the utmost quality. We are also recognised members of Spinal Injury Association (SIA) and the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF), who both work to promote awareness and best practice for their respective conditions.
Caring is all about helping people; making them feel safer, secure, and peaceful, and sharing happiness together.
Maria, a live-in carer
Areas across Oxfordshire that we cover:
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Find out more about live-in care across Oxfordshire
If you’d like to find out more about the care options that Matthew and his team are able to provide for you, please get in touch with us. Our lines are open seven days a week.
We understand that it might be quite difficult to discuss yours or your loved ones’ care needs, but our friendly advisors will talk you through the different options we have and be able to put your mind at ease.