You might be planning the cruise of your dreams or your family may be taking a break on their own, perhaps you’ve been in hospital or you’re recovering from a fall. Whatever the reason for needing temporary respite care at home you can be sure you’ll receive the highest levels of care and support from Helping Hands’ dedicated Tamworth home care team. Perhaps you never usually have care, but you’d appreciate some extra support just to get you back to full health after an illness? We can help by delivering exceptional care to you in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Respite care is a short-term package of care that may last for days or a couple of weeks, where a carer different to your usual one delivers your care for you. It may also be the case that you never usually have care and live independently, but for a short while you’d appreciate some extra support at home to get you back on your feet. Respite care is most commonly delivered so that an existing carer can take a well-earned break, however, it could also be for a family holiday, special occasion, or whatever is happening in your life at that time.
You may usually be cared for by family members or you may already have a professional carer, but regardless of the amount of care you need and when, your carer needs to take a break from time to time. Caring for another person is rewarding but often exhausting, both emotionally and physically, which is why it’s vital your carer gets to take some time off regularly and work on enhancing their own wellbeing. Remaining at home for your respite care can be preferable to having to uproot and move into a care home, and thanks to our dedicated Tamworth carers, we can make this as reality.
With respite care from Helping Hands, you get to have a continuity of care without the risk of compromise, while your carer gets to enjoy a real break without worrying about whether you’re being properly looked after. Our respite care can be delivered on either a visiting care or live-in care basis, meaning you have daily visits of a frequency and duration that works for you, or someone actually residing in your home, meaning you get the added reassurance of never being alone. Whichever service you choose, you’ll receive support with every aspect of your daily routine, such as medication administration, personal care and mobility help, and support with housework, laundry and accessing the community. Your package of care will be designed especially for you and accompanied by a personalised support plan, detailing the way you like everything done at home.
Not just anyone gets to be a Helping Hands carer; we are very selective about who we employ as unless they can demonstrate they have the same core ethos as we do, namely a passion for delivering exceptional standards of care to keep our customers safe and comfortable at home, then we’ll say no. We check our carers’ backgrounds carefully too and screen them through the DBS, to ensure that they are the sort of people who should be entering your home, which will give additional reassurance to both you and your loved ones. We also train them carefully as we want to be sure they have all the skills they need to care for you just as you wish, and even when they have previous experience we always like to build on their knowledge so that they can progress when the time is right. Our carefully managed service is also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, to ensure that our consistently high standards of care deliver will never be in danger of slipping.
If you are in the Tamworth area and you would like to learn more about the type of care we could be providing for you or your loved ones, please call our friendly customer care team seven days a week. They can guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can contact us via our website or request a call back, and we’ll call at a time that’s convenient for you.