Live-in and visiting care in Seaham
A lively harbour town on Durham’s heritage coast, Seaham also benefits from the nation’s number one home care provider, Helping Hands.
Providing care in Northlea, Deneside, Parkside, Dawdon, Eastlea, Dalton Heights and the surrounding areas, our Seaham Branch Manager, Michelle and her team are on hand to provide bespoke care in the Seaham community.
Our team of dedicated and passionate carers can offer support starting from just 30-minutes per week, through to permanent live-in care. All our carers complete thorough award-winning training, that way we can support everyone, no matter their condition.
Meet Michelle, our Branch Manager
Michelle is the Durham branch manager at Helping Hands Homecare. She manages, supports and arranges every single care package that is looked after by the Durham branch.
Having combined personal and professional care experience Michelle said: "Providing a can-do approach to care, and treating every person as the unique individual that they are is my priority. Having cared for my son, I wish to give the same level and support to every one of my customers."
Visiting care in Seaham to suit you
Michelle and her team of carers provide personalised support across the North East coast, helping local residents remain in the comforts of their own home. You might need help cooking breakfast, support getting into the shower or more personal care, whatever your requirements, Michelle’s team are both fully supportive and experienced.
Building care plans with and around you is what we do best. Care needs arise for many different reasons, it could be due to a degenerative condition, such as Alzheimer’s, or you’d like a regular friendly face to keep you or your loved one company. Nonetheless, Michelle is only a phone call away and can help with:
- Personal care – Support with dressing, showering, washing and continence care.
- Medication – Gentle reminders to remember your medication or help with swallowing.
- Routine calls – Morning and evening calls, ensuring you’re safe and able to get in and out of bed.
- Mobility support – Help getting out and about or assistance with mobility aids.
- Companionship – A regular friendly face calling in for a cup of tea and a chat.
- Household duties – Cleaning, washing up, laundry and gardening.
- Health and nutrition – Preparing food and making nutritious meals.
30-minutes a week to several daily calls, the intensity, duration and date is completely up to you. Preserving your independence is key, so we’ll fit around you and your lifestyle.
The carers and office staff are all lovely. Not only do the carers provide fantastic care for dad but mum has expressed how supportive they are to her during this difficult time.
Liz from Guildford
Live-in care across Seaham
Our live-in caregivers do exactly that, live with you and support you as and when you require. With ample knowledge and training, our carers are experienced working with various conditions, including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Like many, you might not want to move out of your family home, but with live-in care, there’s no need. Michelle and our Seaham carers can provide round-the-clock support, covering all aspects of care, such as PEG feeding, catheters and stomas. Our carers can also help with:
- Recovering in comfortable surroundings after a hospital discharge
- Getting out and about in the Seaham community
- Remaining at home with a partner or loved one
- Keeping your beloved pets at home with you
- Receiving specialist care in your home to suit your requirements
Domiciliary care in Seaham
Domiciliary care, also known as home care, is a great way to remain independent, but with a little help now and again. Led and built by you, Michelle and her team can tailor an intensive or lighter care plan to support your pre-existing routine.
There’s no need to miss out on social events, our professional and friendly care team are on hand to assist you to the shops, the local cafe or even the art gallery. Not only that, your friends and family with have peace of mind that you’re in safe, reliable hands.
Specialist Dementia care in Seaham
We’re proud to offer our extensive knowledge and expertise to the Seaham community, after all, we are one of the UK’s leading dementia care specialists. Fully-trained to support families and friends throughout the difficult process, our carers really are the heart of Helping Hands.
Familiarity is key, so with the added challenges that come with memory loss, mobility issues and confusion, keeping your routine consistent is our priority. Michelle will spend time with you and your family, that way she’ll know which carer is best suited to support your needs, whilst having the same interests.
Elderly care for you or your loved ones
Accepting someone new in to your family home is an unnerving experience, we understand. You might just need help with breakfast, or a helping hand preparing for bed, either way we’ll fully support you, whilst preserving your independence.
The beauty of elderly care is that it’s interchangeable, meaning if at any point you’d like to increase or reduce the regularity or the intensity of your visits, all you have to do is say.
Respite care for short-term breaks
If your caregiver needs a break or has a family emergency of their own to deal with, respite care is the ideal solution – keeping disruption to a minimum and your loved one’s worry-free.
You might just need a few visits per week, or you might need constant care, temporarily, nonetheless Michelle and her highly-qualified team of carers are available to work for the following:
- Hospital discharge – If you need care after a spell in hospital to get you back on your feet.
- Emergencies – When your regular carer is unable to be there, perhaps due to a family emergency.
- Short breaks – Allows time for your carer to convalesce whilst you are still cared for.
- One-off occasions – When there are special events that you want to attend that requires some assistance – perhaps a wedding or milestone birthday celebration.
Helping Hands is a very professional company, with very high values and requirements, without substituting the beautiful human side.
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Fully-trained carers in Seaham
Our Seaham carers don’t see clients as clients, they see them as friends. Michelle and her team are incredibly dedicated to their roles, ensuring everyone is always happy and supported.
Throughout our award-winning training, all carers cover an array of modules such as, health and safety, safeguarding, manual handling, mobility support, medication and equality & diversity. But we don’t stop there, our carers receive regular ongoing training courses, keeping their knowledge up to date in several areas, including dementia support.
Our recruitment process is stringent, that way we’re only employing top-quality carers to support you and your loved ones. With over 30 years working in the industry, our expertise makes finding a carer best suited for you simple, effective and reliable.
We’re also the only home care provider in the UK to be endorsed by Skills for Care as a Centre of Excellence, and really proud to be a founding member of the United Kingdom Home Care Association. And if that’s not enough, we’re fully-regulated by the Care Quality Commission and regularly receive inspections.Request a callback Email us
Find out more about care in Seaham
If you’d like to discuss you options with Michelle and her team, please get in touch with us. Our phone lines are open seven days a week, or if you’d like to meet in person, we’re more than happy to meet you at a time and place that’s convenient to you, whether it’s in the harbour coffee shop or in your front room.