Providing elderly care at home is great way to support your relatives who are wishing to stay in the comfort of their own home. These days, more and more elderly are deciding to enjoy staying in their homes instead of moving into a residential care home.
As people grow older, they often develop medical conditions that make it more challenging to complete daily tasks and activities. Most elderly people reach a stage when they require some support to remain living independently in their own homes. For instance, you may notice that an elderly loved one is struggling to prepare healthy meals or get out to do their weekly grocery shop. In these situations, a dedicated carer can be brought in to assist with a diverse range of tasks including personal care, housework, and mobility support. Having this extra assistance around the house means that many people can remain living at home, without the need to consider residential nursing care. All of our carers are passionate about supporting people to lead fulfilled, happy and independent lives at any age. Our goal is to put elderly people in control and help them live the lives they want to lead.
Helping Hands has over 30 years of experience supporting elderly people with care in their own homes. All of our Sunderland home carers are handpicked and chosen based on their skills, compassion and empathetic attitude. Helping Hands carers complete intensive training that is fully-regulated by both the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW). Our carers receive regular ongoing training to update their skills and many of our carers go on to complete additional qualifications to broaden their expertise on complex health conditions like dementia care and life after a stroke. As one of the UK’s leading home care providers, you can have confidence in the skills and expertise of our carers and know that your loved one is in safe hands. We will take the time to get to know you and your family and create a care plan that is as unique as you are.
Moving out of their home and community can be extremely stressful for an elderly person, particularly if they have a health condition like dementia. For that reason, more and more families are using home care support as an alternative to residential care homes. Our elderly home care packages will allow your loved one to remain in the place they feel most comfortable and retain their independence and freedom. Our elderly home care packages can be completely customised, with everything from a short 30-minute visit a week to continuous live-in care available. We will take the time to get to know your loved one and develop an elderly care plan that is completely tailored to their needs.
Along with the physical aspects of providing care, our carers are also trained on how to provide emotional support. Receiving reliable one-to-one support from a dedicated carer means that your loved one can build a strong social connection and have a constant source of encouragement and reassurance. You can have peace of mind knowing that a professional caregiver is supporting your loved one and providing them with assistance whenever they need it.
Your situation could change suddenly and leave you needing urgent care. For instance, you may be unable to care for an elderly relative due to sickness or a personal emergency. We understand that many caregivers feel anxious about what would happen to their loved one in these circumstances. Our carers are trained to provide quality care in emergencies and we can usually arrange care within 24 hours, although this can be quicker in crisis situations. If you find yourself in a situation needing urgent care, then Helping Hands are available to step in and provide support at the last minute. This means you can have the reassurance and comfort of knowing that your loved one will always have continuity of care if you are unavailable for any reason.
We understand that deciding how best to support an elderly relative can be daunting, but we’re here to help every step of the way. We will take the time to get to know you and create a care package that suits the needs of you and your family. If you would like to have a chat about how we can help, then give our expert team a call. Our lines are open seven days a week and we are happy to answer any questions or queries. You can also visit your local branch to meet the Sunderland care team and discuss our elderly care services in more detail.