Stoke-on-Trent respite support from Helping Hands
When you’re the carer it’s important you get some time off for yourself, as caring full-time for someone else can be exhausting, both physically and emotionally. But what happens to the person you’re caring for when you go away? Family members can offer to step in temporarily but it’s not going to be the same as having the regular carer there; not unless you have respite care from Helping Hands.
We have been supporting people to remain as independent as possible in their own homes for more than 30 years, and therefore you can be confident in us when we say we’re the homecare experts. Whether you’d like us to cover a short holiday, or you need us because of sickness or a family emergency, we can be with you quickly, usually within 24 hours. Talk to our friendly Stoke-on-Trent team today to discover how we could be supporting you or your loved ones.
Why respite care is a good option for short-term support
Respite care traditionally conjures up images of residential care where you have to leave your home, albeit temporarily. However, if you aren’t keen on uprooting from the place you love there really is no need to. We can support you at home in two ways, either through live-in care, where the carer lives in your home with you and can offer support and companionship around the clock, or visiting care; meaning the carer will be with you for a pre-arranged amount of time each day but won’t live-in with you.
There are many tasks that your carer could undertake for you, but some include:
- Nursing care needs, such as catheter or continence support
- Personal care, including dressing, showering, and toileting
- Mobility support, helping your loved one move around the house
- Administering medication at the correct times
- Ongoing companionship and emotional support
- Cooking meals and fetching the food shopping
- Housekeeping, including washing and drying clothes
- Arranging visits out, for a break or to see family and friends
- Feeding and caring for pets if you have any
Respite care services tailored to you
Your package of respite care will be personalised to you, ensuring that all your needs are met, and your routines respected. Your carer will work from your support plan to ensure that your care is carried out just the way you like it, and it’s flexible nature means that if your needs change, so does your care.
Being discharged from hospital should be a positive experience, but the thought of coming home to an empty house and being unsure whether you can cope on your own can make it an anxious time for anyone. If you or your family members are concerned about your ability to cope once you leave hospital, then talk to the Stoke team about having respite care. We can have care in place from the day you’re discharged, which will bring peace of mind for everyone.
If your care needs change in an emergency, it can be difficult for you and your loved ones and a time of great stress. Perhaps your regular carer has had to go home as they or one of their family is sick, or maybe you’re being discharged from hospital with very little notice? Regardless of the circumstances, we can support you with care at home, usually within 24 hours.
Why choose our Stoke-on-Trent respite care team?
We are proud to have supported more than 40,000 people to stay as independent as possible in their own homes, and with branches all across England and Wales, it’s no wonder we’re the undisputed homecare experts. Our branch teams carefully select their carers to ensure they share our vision for great care, and we provide them all with rigorous training and ongoing development so that their skills are kept current. We are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, who have rated our Stoke-on-Trent branch as ‘Good’ which also evidences our commitment to delivering the very highest quality care.
Contact us for respite care support
Our team of customer care specialists are available seven days a week to advise you on how we could be supporting you or your loved ones. Alternatively, contact us via our website and we will call you back as soon as possible.