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Respite Care in Reading

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Why choose our Reading respite care team?

Working as a carer can be a demanding job both physically and mentally. Whether you are being paid or not, it is vital that those who are supporting other people are able to have some time off to relax and recharge the batteries. There are also always going to be times when you need to have time off at short notice – due to sickness or family emergencies, for example.

When you have a role that is so essential in your loved one or your customer’s life, respite can be a worrying time. It can cause disruption and stress for both the person being cared for and the carer. This is why, here at Helping Hands, our professional and friendly respite care team is always on hand to cover for any respite time that you might need.

With over 30 years’ experience in the care industry, we know just what it takes to make respite cover effective and stress-free, ensuring minimal disruption to routines and a continued care package in and out of the respite period. If you are in the Reading area and are looking for expert respite cover, then look no further than us here at Helping Hands.


Reading respite support from Helping Hands

Our carers in Reading are friendly, professional, and knowledgeable in all aspects of respite care cover. Regardless of you, your loved ones, or your customer’s situation, we are able to help – whether they are living with dementia or are elderly and need a hand every now and again.

With the help of our respite care team, carers can take some time off – whether it is planned or unplanned, for as long as they need, safe in the knowledge that the person that they are caring for is safe, being properly looked after, and maybe even making a new friend!

Here at Helping Hands, our fantastic respite care team in Reading is adaptable, able to accurately follow detailed care plans and chosen especially for their personable demeanour and willingness to help.


When to choose Reading respite care

Whatever the situation that you might find yourself in as a carer, you can rely on us to cover your time off effectively and efficiently, until you are ready to go back. We can adapt to cover your particular routines, offering visiting care from several visits a week, to several visits each day, to 24-hours a day live-in care. We also have registered nurses who can provide specialist clinical care should this be necessary.

Our respite cover team in Reading is able to cover all of the duties that your regular carer would carry out, including:

  • Nursing-led clinical care
  • Help with the administration of medication
  • Assistance with mobility and getting out and about
  • Running errands and food shopping
  • Support with toileting and continence
  • Carrying out light housework such as vacuuming and washing up
  • Preparing healthy and nutritious meals
  • Helping with washing, dressing, and personal hygiene
  • Companionship

Tailored respite care services

Here at Helping Hands, we have a person-centred approach to caring for our customers. We appreciate that everyone is different, with different needs, who like things to be done in a certain way, and this is why we aim to tailor-make our respite care services to perfectly suit our customers.

We carefully choose our Reading care staff for their abilities and personalities, put them through a DBS check and initial training course before they start work for us. We support them throughout their careers with continual training to keep them up-to-date with developments in the industry and they also have continued telephone support available to them at all times.

Here at Helping Hands, we are proud to work alongside prominent organisations in the industry who represent our customers, including the Dementia Action Alliance. This allows us to ensure that we are as up-to-date as possible with the best way to provide care for our customers, as well as able to contribute our own experiences.


Qualified respite carers in Reading

Here at Helping Hands, we are also fully regulated by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) who is an independent organisation that checks that care providers in England are supplying safe and effective care to their customers.

We are also recognised for our training and induction as a Centre of Excellence by Skills for Care and considered to be industry specialists in dementia care.


Contact us for Respite Support

If you are in the Reading area and are looking for respite cover – whether it is planned or unplanned – please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss how we can help you. You can telephone us, send us an email, or pop in and see us.

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