Live-in and visiting care in Stroud
Surrounded by the beautiful Cotswold Hills and meeting point for the Five Valleys, Stroud is a market town full of artistry, produce and individuality. With walks to take in the glorious sights, canals and a breath of fresh air, teamed with the industrial history of the area, this part of Gloucestershire is full of culture and wonder. And now, there is a team of fully-trained carers from Helping Hands Home Care to provide support and assistance to you in your own home.
The team can offer support across Dursley, Eastcombe, Eastington, Nailsworth, Slad, Stonehouse, Stroud and the surrounding areas. Get in touch with us today to find out more.
Meet Deborah, our Branch Manager
"Hello, I’m Deborah your Branch Manager for the Stroud branch of Helping Hands. I have worked in care for over 10 years and feel privileged to be able to keep people at home. I am passionate about job and think quality home care is essential. I have lived and worked in Gloucestershire for 14 years so have great local knowledge. In my free time I enjoy walks in the Cotswolds with my Springer Spaniel Woody and going on lovely holidays with my family and friends."
Mum and Dad noticed the difference in care after just the one visit and are so happy they said they can relax now, something Dad could not do with the others carers. Thank you all.
Ann from Gloucestershire
Visiting home care across Stroud
For over 30 years, we have been providing care to those in need of extra assistance up and down the country. And as industry leaders in visiting home care, we really do know what it takes to ensure our customers are fully supported.
Covering both the physical and emotional aspects of visiting care, we’re able to support you if you require help with personal care, mobility or household duties, as well as helping you get to appointments, catching up with friends or just having a natter over a cup of tea. We’ll take the lead from you, so that you’re always in control of the care you receive.
Whether you require a little support for 30 minutes or more detailed care that requires several hourly visits every day, we’ll work with you to create a support plan that fits in with your preferences and needs. That way, you can rest assured that everything is taken care of.
Live-in care to suit your requirements
If you have more intensive care needs or have a complex health condition that requires round-the-clock support, live-in care enables you to have personalised, fully-managed assistance all whilst you remain in the comfort of your own home.
As a direct alternative to residential care, live-in care means that your support plan is designed to fit around you and how you want to live your life. So, you get to choose what time you get up in the morning, what you have for lunch and what activities you might like to spend the afternoon doing – whether that’s visiting one of the many Farmers’ Markets in the area or paying Berkeley Castle a visit.
We also have a team of experienced nurses on hand – all of which are registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council – so that we can ensure your carer is able to provide the right support for you at home. Whether that’s managing your catheter or stoma, carrying out PEG feeding or providing specialist care after you’ve had a stroke – you can rest assured that you will have all of the assistance that you need to lead a happy and fulfilled life on your terms.
Domiciliary care at home
Having care at home doesn’t just mean that we’ll support you with personal care and medication; we’ll also help out around the house and can even take your beloved dog out for a walk if you’re unable to.
Domiciliary care covers all aspects of care, starting with you and your physical needs, but also including your spiritual and emotional needs too. You might find it difficult to get to your local place of worship or don’t want to miss out on meeting for your regular book club, but with our friendly carers on hand, you can continue to do what you enjoy doing.
Dementia care and support for you and your family
A dementia diagnosis can be an unsettling time for everyone involved, and with lots of new information and changes in routine, it can be quite overwhelming. That’s where the Stroud team can step in and help. Whether you or your loved one needs someone to pop in and check in on them once a day or if they need help with getting dressed and out of bed in the morning, along with making meals and keeping the house tidy – our carers will be there, with compassion and understanding.
Helping Hands are recognised as a dementia specialist, training all of our carers in the complexities of dementia and its different types, along with providing the very best dementia care for those living with the condition. We are also closely aligned with the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), who promote best practice in dementia home care across the UK.
Elderly care for extra support
If you’ve recently noticed that you’re unable to do the things you used to do by yourself but don’t like the thought of losing your independence, the Stroud team are just a phone call away and provide specialised elderly care to help you with whatever you need support with. You might need help with taking the bins out once a week because the osteoporosis in your back means you can’t lift heavy things, or you might need someone to make your meals and change your bed sheets because you get tired easily and struggle with the arthritis in your hands. We’ll be there for you to relieve any worries and discomfort you might have, putting a support plan in place to help out where you need us to.
Emergency respite care in times of need
If you’ve recently had a fall or have just been discharged from hospital and are unable to tend to all aspects of your care, respite care from the Stroud team could be just the thing you need to help you get back on your feet again. With support usually arranged within 24 hours of your initial enquiry, we’ll step in to help you with all manners of care – from helping you with toileting needs, administering medication and preparing food, to keeping on top of the house work, retaining your appointments and getting to and from the shops.
We can also provide respite care for when your regular caregiver needs to take a break to recharge their batteries or deal with any personal matters of their own. We’ll meet with both of you beforehand to ensure that we get everything right and just how you like it while your regular carer steps back, so that you can both rest assured that you still receive the high quality of care that you expect and your routines are left intact.
Fully-trained, dedicated carers in Stroud
Regardless of their previous experience, all of our carers receive a comprehensive training programme that has been certified as a Centre of Excellence by Skills for Care. Their training covers moving and handling, personal care, dementia, medication, first aid and safeguarding, and fully equips them for providing support to any of our customers.
As an industry leader in home care, we are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who ensure that all of our carers, training and practices are safe, efficient, and responsive. Receiving care from a company who is overseen by a governing body ensures that you have peace of mind that we’ll do what we say we will.
Areas across Stroud that we cover:
Find out more about care in Stroud
If you’d like to find out more about care for yourself or a loved one, you can get in touch with our customer care team via telephone seven days a week.
You are more than welcome to pop into our branch in Stroud, where the team will be happy to talk through the different options available to you and the days and times that may suit you for care.