The definition of respite support is usually considered to be a break for your usual carer while you are looked after by someone else, and for many people that would be presumed as a carer home, but that isn’t your only option. Respite care at home is increasingly popular as it means your regular carer gets to take time off, whether that’s a family member, friend or professional carer, while your care remains consistent and with as little disruption to your daily routine as possible. Our Southport care team will do everything they can to ensure a smooth transition for you when your regular carer needs a break, so you can rest assured that your daily life will be maintained to the best possible standards.
While respite care is primarily there for your carer to take a break, you may also need it as short-term support after an illness, injury, or hospital discharge to get you back on your feet. Usually lasting for a week or two but going on for as long as you realistically need it, respite care from Helping Hands will cover every aspect of your daily life at home and mean you get to remain living in the place that means the most to you, enjoying your favourite views and having loved ones nearby. We offer respite care on both a visiting and live-in basis, so you can be confident that we’ll design a bespoke package of care that suits you.
If your carer is in need of some well-deserved time off or your family are keen to have a holiday you may feel that your only option is residential care, but that’s not the case at all. You can have care at home from Helping Hands that will see you receive the usual high standards that your regular carer gives you, until they’re back from their break, refreshed and relaxed. Perhaps your regular carer has been taken ill or you’re being unexpectedly discharged from hospital? Even in such emergency situations we can help, usually getting a carer to your home in under 24 hours.
Regardless of the type of care you need, visiting care or live-in care, our dedicated carers will be able to undertake every kind of task you want performed on a daily basis to ensure you live your best quality of life. This could include personal care, meal preparation, mobility support, medication, housework, laundry and helping you to access your local community. Visiting carers will come at prearranged times as often as you need them, delivering care and companionship for various durations, from 30 minutes up to several hours at a time. Live-in care sees one of our carers residing in your home with you, giving you and your loved ones extra reassurance that you’re never alone during the day or night.
Our carers are at the centre of our business because without them, we wouldn’t be able to deliver amazing results for our thousands of customers, every single day. We choose the most compassionate and naturally caring people to work for us, knowing that they’ll utilise those traits when looking after their customers, but we also train them well to ensure that they have all the skills they need before going out and representing us. We also offer development opportunities so that they can grow their skills or even seek promotion if they wish, wanting at all time to keep the best people working for us and taking care of those who need us most. In addition, we’re fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, so you and your loved ones can be confident in the consistently high levels of care we offer.
If you’d like to find out more about the care options available, please call our customer care team seven days a week. Or if you’d prefer, you can contact us via our website where we’d be happy to call you back.