Live-in care and visiting home care in Stevenage
Hometown to the British Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton and British actor Alex Pettyfer, Stevenage is well-known for its cult of celebrities. A small town in the heart of Hertfordshire, Stevenage is also home to the UK’s leading home care provider, Helping Hands.
Branch Manager, Sigita, and her team of friendly and professional carers are always on hand to provide person-centred, expert care in the Stevenage community. Whether you’re living with a degenerative condition such as Alzheimer’s or need support getting out and about in the local area, our team are here to help you, whenever you need it.
Covering areas such as Bedwell, Norton Green, Shephall, Chells, Symonds Green and the surrounding areas, Sigita and her team are only a stone’s throw away.
Meet Sigita Howell, our Head of Home Care for the East Region
“Hello, I’m Sigita and I’m extremely lucky to manage the Stevenage branch and the wonderful team of carers working with me. I’ve lived in Hertfordshire for over eight years now, so I know the local community well.
I’ve worked in the health care sector for 12 years and I strongly believe the most important and enjoyable aspect of my job is connecting with people, whether it’s new carers, customers or their families.”
Home visits in Stevenage to suit you
As a family-run business, building and implementing bespoke person-centred care is extremely important to us. With over 30 years’ experience, we’re committed to providing high-quality care in the comfort of your home, preserving your independence.
Throughout our award-winning training programme, each of our carers are taught how to deal with a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and acquired brain injuries, so you and your family can rest assured you’re in good hands.
Regardless of your condition, living a unique life is important, that’s why we’ll handpick a carer to suit not only your needs, but your personality, interests and hobbies too. Also, with no set visiting hours or meal times, your usual routine will be undisturbed.
From 30-minute drop-ins to several overnight stays, our Stevenage team can support the following care needs:
- Personal care – Support with dressing, showering, washing and continence
- Medication – Support to administer prescribed medicines
- Routine calls – Wake up and evening calls to get you in and out of bed safely
- Mobility support – Help getting out and about or assistance when getting used to a walking aid
- Companionship – Popping in for a cup of tea and a chat
- Household duties – Cleaning, washing up, laundry and help with opening & answering post
- Health and nutrition – Preparing food and making nutritious meals
It’s not just practical support that we can help you with, if you fancy a trip to Shephalbury Park, or Bury Mead, we’ll be right there with you.
What a great impact Helping Hands has had for my mother. She is really pleased with the helpers who are ensuring that she is ready for the day. Knowing she has someone there has been a godsend.
Clare, a Helping Hands customer
Live-in care to support your needs
Whether you live with your partner, on your own or with your beloved four-legged friend, Sigita and her team of Stevenage based carers are available to provide compassionate and unintrusive care packages in the comfort of your home, around-the-clock.
Welcoming a new person into your family home can be unnerving, we completely understand. That’s why we’ll hand-select a carer that suits not only your care needs, but your personality, hobbies and interest too. With Helping Hands, you’ll gain more than just a carer; you’ll make a new friend.
From complex care to companionship, our expert carers are fully equipped to support you regardless of your condition, and with live-in care, you’re in control at all times. There are no visiting hour restrictions or set meal plans, so you can continue to live each day on your terms, giving your family peace of mind.
Domiciliary care in Stevenage
Also known as care at home, domiciliary care gives you the freedom to choose the intensity and duration of your visits. You might just need a 30-minute drop-in to help you prepare breakfast, or you may require several overnight stays; when it comes to your care, the ball is in your court.
From personal care to housekeeping tasks, our Stevenage carers are here to support you, ensuring that you are safe and happy in the comfort of your own home.
Specialised dementia support in Stevenage
As one of the UK’s leading dementia specialists, we’re proud to provide award-winning training to all of our carers so that they can support you and your family throughout this difficult journey.
With the anxieties and uncertainties that come with dementia, familiarity is important. That’s why our team of Stevenage carers will provide a care plan that suits you, in the place you know best.
Living with a dementia diagnosis can be extremely difficult for family and friends, so we’ll also be on hand to provide expert advice and guidance whenever you need it.
Elderly care to support your independence
As we grow old, daily tasks can become more difficult. Whether you need help peeling vegetables or more complex care, Sigita and her team are here to provide the support you need, whenever you need it.
Keeping you safe and secure is at the forefront of not only your family’s mind’s, but ours too. That’s why we design personalised care plans, built by and around you.
Respite care for your short-term needs
Need a helping hand to get back on your feet after a short stay in hospital? Is your usual caregiver on holiday or tending to their own family emergency? If so, Sigita and her team offer bespoke care plans and support, for as long as you need it.
We’ll provide a seamless transition between carers, ensuring your usual routine is followed to a T. Emergencies happen and last-minute changes can be stressful, so with as little as 24-hours’ notice, we can arrange the support your need, covering any of the following instances:
- Hospital discharge – If you need short-term care after time in hospital to rebuild your independence
- Emergencies – When your regular carer needs to tend to an emergency
- Short breaks – Giving your carer some time to rest and recuperate without any detriment to your ongoing care
- One-off occasions – When you want to join your family to enjoy a special event, such as a wedding or birthday celebration
I’ve been a visiting carer for nearly five years now, and really enjoy it! The flexibility helps me to stay at home with my children in the daytime and work evenings and weekends.
Sarah, a Helping Hands carer
Award-winning training for our carers in Stevenage
As one of the leading home care specialists in the UK, we ensure all of our carers are fully-trained in all aspects of care. From manual handling and safeguarding to medication support, you can rest assured our carers are up to date with the latest practices and knowledge.
Our stringent recruitment process ensures all carers receive full background checks, such as DBS screening, so you have peace of mind that you’re in safe hands.
Areas across Stevenage we cover:
Find out more about care in Stevenage
If you’d like to discuss your needs with Sigita, please get in touch with us on 01438 518 192. Our phone lines are open seven days a week.
If you’d prefer to meet in person, you can call into our branch, or we can meet you at a time and place which suits you best; whether it’s in the local café or your front room.