Our respite care team can provide you with a well-deserved break from your care-giving duties or support you whilst you are not needing care long-term. Whether it’s covering a day or a week for 30 minutes to full time live-in care, the level of care is completely tailored to your loved one.
Respite care is there for you whenever a regular carer is temporarily unavailable. A respite care worker from Helping Hands can fill in for you if you’re caring for a loved one but need to take a holiday to recharge your batteries. But they’re also available should a family or health emergency arise, and you need to quickly tend to other matters – our carers will ensure you get continuity of care when it really matters.
Helping Hands has been in the home care industry for over 30 years, and we know that no two people share the same care needs. That’s why we offer you the freedom to choose the level of care that will best work for you – we can provide everything from a several day’s respite care to more extensive periods of support, and we can respond and be set up in place within 24 hours of you reaching out to us. Whatever option you choose, you can rest assured that your loved one will be receiving the best care while you’re away.
All personal care services are provided by our Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered office Helping Hands Cheltenham & Gloucester, so you’re guaranteed excellent care that adheres to a strict code of standards. We’re also proud to be a founding member of the United Kingdom Health Care Association (UKHCA).
We understand that some people’s care needs are going to be sporadic. But we can match you with a compatible care worker who matches your needs, whatever they are. Respite care is designed to be a helping hand for those who need to take a step away from care work for a variety of reasons. Though it can be incredibly rewarding to care for a loved one, it’s also important to take time out for your own TLC, and that’s where our Stroud care team can work our magic.
Our carers are also available for intermediate periods if you are going on holiday and require a little extra assistance. We can step in and provide help if you need to attend a special event like a graduation or wedding and will be there to help everything run smoothly. Our carers are friendly, competent people with a passion for making everything that little bit easier. Whatever you need to help you get on with the life you want to live, we’re ready to do what we can.
Our carers can pop in for a few days to support you as you recover from an illness or hospital procedure. It can make all the difference to have a friendly smile and a little extra help with the housework, medications, meal prep or errands during this time, so you can relax and focus on getting back on your feet.
What’s important is that care gets delivered where it’s needed, and that you feel peace of mind that you or your loved ones are being well looked after, even if there is a sudden change of plan. All our care workers are compassionate and engaged, and they also understand how important it is to simply have a little companionship and a word of encouragement.
Respite care needs to be flexible and responsive. We recruit and train only those care workers who we trust to maintain the extremely high standards of care that Helping Hands has become known for over the years. We’re here when you need us, and we’ll do our best to come up with solutions that make your life easier, whether that’s for a several short care calls or more recurrent support when it’s needed. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all care. Our carers will take the time to provide tailored, one-on-one care, even if only for a brief period.
It can be stressful when emergencies crop up or things don’t quite go to plan. But we’re here to allay your anxieties and make sure that your loved one is getting the care and attention they deserve while you tend to your own needs. If you’re thinking about receiving respite care of any kind, our friendly customer care specialists are here to listen. We’ll be happy to have a chat about your care needs and exactly what Helping Hands can do for you.