Being a major UK port on the South coast of England, it’s only fitting that one of the UK’s premier home care companies is also resident in Southampton, Helping Hands. Founded in 1989 and going from strength to strength ever since, Helping Hands has branches throughout England and Wales and continues to grow at an impressive rate. At the heart of this success is a simple ethos that has stood the test of time; to deliver the highest quality homecare to people in their own homes, so that they can live as independent a life as possible.
Whether you choose to have a carer come to you once a week for 30 minutes or you need more intense help over several visits a day, or even live-in care, the dedicated carers providing home care in Southampton will be able to help. A short visit could be all you need so that your carer can produce you a nice lunch, take you for a walk around the block or just sit and chat over a coffee. If you have more complex needs though you will probably require several visits a day at key times, such as mealtimes and to help you in and out of bed. If you would prefer to have someone with you full-time, we also offer live-in care, where one of our dedicated carers lives with you in your home and is available around the clock. This could be so that your medication is always administered on time for instance, or that you would prefer a constant companion.
Whether your mobility is decreasing, you are living with a long-term illness or would appreciate some help around the house, people engage care for a variety of reasons. You can be reassured that the Southampton team will always put your needs first and that your dedicated carers will be experts in care delivery.
You may have a live-in carer who obviously needs some sleep, or perhaps family members look after you through the day time, but if you find it hard to sleep or don’t like being alone during the hours of darkness, an overnight carer may help. They can do everything that your daytime carers do, but they will be able to keep you company throughout the night, so that you never need feel vulnerable or alone.
If you’re the carer then you know how important it is to take regular breaks, but what happens to the customer’s care while you’re away? You may ask another family member or trusted friend to look in on them, but will you really be able to relax, thinking that they’re not getting the same level of care that they do when you’re there? This is why a respite carer from Helping Hands is the perfect solution. A personalised support plan will be drawn up to ensure that all of your loved one’s preferences and routines are understood and respected while you’re away, leaving you to relax and enjoy your break, knowing everything is in hand.
When emergencies happen, it can be extremely distressing for everyone involved, and it’s no different when trying to source emergency care for someone you love. If you are told a loved one is being discharged from hospital unexpectedly or perhaps their regular carer has to leave suddenly, where are you going to turn for help? With Helping Hands, a carer could be in your loved one’s home within 24 hours, so even if you’re the other side of the country it doesn’t mean your life has to go on hold indefinitely. Call the Southampton team to learn more about care options.
Jenna and her team are dedicated to their customers, spending all their time ensuring that they are cared for expertly. All of their dedicated and compassionate carers are sourced and recruited locally before undergoing rigorous training that fully prepared them to meet their customers’ needs. That learning continues throughout their employment with Helping Hands, meaning that our carers are always at the forefront of industry developments. We are also proud to be fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and all of our branches are consistently rated ‘Good’ for the care they deliver.