Visiting and live-in care in Ponteland
Nestled between the borders of Northumberland and Tyne & Wear, the village of Ponteland has flexible Helping Hands carers to suit your needs and provide the highest quality of care.
The team in Ponteland have tailored home care options in Higham Dykes, Berwick Hill, Horton Grange, Dinnington, Woolsington, Callerton, Black Callerton, High Callerton, Medburn, Eachwick and the surrounding areas.
We’re strong believers of person-centred care designed to fit around your care and needs. Our friendly and compassionate carers can help with both short-term arrangements and long-term solutions.
Meet Alecia, our Branch Manager
Alecia’s experiences have come from working within a supported living complex, providing care and companionship to a range of customers with learning disabilities and mental health needs.
Alecia says, “I then became the care coordinator for the Helping Hands branch in Middlesbrough, where I had so many incredible and inspirational moments.
“Every staff member within Helping Hands plays a very important role in delivering an outstanding service to our customers.”
Home visits in Ponteland to suit your schedule
Whether it’s assistance with preparing meals or support with taking medication several times a day, our team in Ponteland are equipped to deal with a variety of care needs.
Our aim is to ensure you remain independent and comfortable in your own home, with the freedom to choose support for your routines and preferences.
The beauty of our service is that it is bespoke and flexible; if your care needs change then we can alter your personalised care plan to suit you.
We offer anything from popping in once a week, to routinely calling several times a day, covering the following care needs:
- Personal care and dressing
- Assisting with medication
- Hygiene and continence care
- General housework and food preparation
- Companionship and accompanying you on trips out
Although practical support is important, maintaining social connections and being part of the local community is vital for wellbeing. We don’t just visit you at home – we can accompany you if you want to catch up with an old friend or take part in your local book group.
The carers have been reliable, caring, friendly and efficient, not only to mam but to the rest of our family. Their efficiency has been commended by our doctor and the district nurses.
Lynne from Newcastle
I love spending time talking with my customers and love everything about my job. It’s great knowing I am enabling customers to continue living in the comfort of their own home.
Angela, a visiting carer
Live-in care for total peace of mind
As time goes by, we understand that your needs may become more complex. Our live-in care offers the best of both worlds – independence to live in your own home safe and the knowledge that you have care on hand around the clock.
The support given by Ponteland’s live-in carers is always on your terms and specific to your requirements. And as your needs change, your care plan can be altered too. From conditions such as dementia and diabetes to more complex difficulties such as multiple sclerosis and spinal injuries – our carers are trained to care for a variety of conditions.
Some of the benefits of live-in care:
- Live together safely as a couple
- Keep beloved pets
- One-to-one care to suit your preferences
- Stay in touch with your local community in Ponteland
- Freedom and independence in your own home
Carers in the Ponteland area have a range of different experience, talents and hobbies. We take time to ensure you select the right carer to suit your personality and interests. In other words, they should be the perfect match for you.
Domiciliary care in Ponteland
Domiciliary care – also known as care at home – enables people to live in their own homes even if they require additional support to do so. It’s available for people of all ages with anything from special needs, multiple sclerosis or epilepsy, to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or diabetes.
Just like live-in care, domiciliary care offers familiarity with a carer that shares your interests and appreciates your routines. Companionship can be vital if you struggle to maintain independence at home, and this option can be beneficial for the emotional and practical elements of care.
Dementia care and support in Ponteland
Since 1989, we have specialised in dementia care and understand the complexities behind this difficult condition.
With over 100 different types of dementia affecting people in different ways, we ensure that our care teams are trained to handle a variety of symptoms, behaviours and medical issues that arise from the condition to offer the best possible support to you and your family.
It can be upsetting for an individual and their family to experience the symptoms of dementia, particularly if you are unaware of what is happening. Challenging behaviour, forgetfulness and disorientation are just some of the things we can help with, along with supporting you to dress, prepare meals and manage your affairs when you no longer can.
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Elderly care for you or your loved ones
As time goes by, it may be necessary for you to have extra support at home to make sure you’re safe and happy. Although it can be difficult to get used to needing a bit more help, it’s often a more feasible option than going into residential care.
Elderly care can range from having someone to have chat to and regular companionship, to reducing trip hazards and helping you in and out of the shower, but is all centred around independence and choice.
Respite care for short-term breaks
Caring for a relative that you love can at times be challenging and draining, both physically and emotionally. We’re here when you need a break or a short-term solution for the care of your loved one, delivering quality care that you would provide yourself.
Respite care can be for the following:
- Short breaks – allows time for you to recuperate whilst your loved one is still cared for.
- Holidays – great if you need a longer break away or if your loved one will remain at home whilst you’re away.
- Hospital discharge – if you need care after a spell in hospital to get you back on your feet.
- Emergencies – for times when your regular carer is unable to be there, perhaps due to a family emergency.
- One-off occasions – when there are special events that you want to attend that requires some support.
Expert care from dedicated Ponteland carers
As one of the most established care providers in the UK, we pride ourselves in having the highest calibre of carers. That’s why all our carers undergo a five-day induction programme, covering moving and handling, medication, healthy living, hygiene and first aid.
We’re proud to be the only home care provider endorsed as a Centre of Excellence by Skills for Care, not to mention, we’re fully licensed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Regularly inspected to ensure they meet the highest of standards, we are also a member of the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA), who help us to provide the very best care at home.
All our carers go through a thorough background check and are directly employed by us, meaning that all of the paperwork and relevant standards are completed by us to save you any hassle or confusion.
Find out more about Ponteland carers
If you’d like to discuss your home care options and set-up a meeting with Alecia and her team, please get in touch with us on 01661 551 466. We’re here to take your call seven days a week.