Live-in and visiting care in Wakefield
Overlooked by the Pennines and the River Calder, the Wakefield branch offers professional and consistent care suited to you or your loved ones’ particular care needs.
Our Branch Manager, Lawrencia, and her team of dedicated carers offer tailored support for you in the comfort of your own home, covering Batley, Dewsbury, Castleford, Darton, Knottingley, Mapplewell, Middlestown, Milnthorpe, Netheron, Normanton, Norristhorpe, Ossett, Pontefract, Tingley, Walton, Woolley and the surrounding areas.
Friendly and compassionate, we provide person-centred care for you when you need us most. We offer anything from short visits to help with daily chores, taking a shower or preparing meals, to short-term spells after you’re recovering from an injury or long-term solutions for more complex conditions.
Meet Lawrencia, our Branch Manager
Lawrencia has lived in West Yorkshire for over 10 years and has held various roles in the health and social sector such as a Support Worker, Care Manager and Service Manager. After hearing of Helping Hands and doing her research, she knew it was the place for her.
She says: “I chose Helping Hands because their values closely match mine; they constitute respect, patience and kindness.”
She continues: “I’ve completed my Level 5 in Health and Social Care and I’m currently studying for my Level 7 in Strategic Leadership and Management. I’m really proud of the different roles I’ve held; each job has significantly added value to my career.”
Visiting home care in Wakefield to suit you
Lawrencia and her team of carers work across the Wakefield region, providing regular one-to-one support to enable you or your loved one to stay at home. This could be anything from a regular daily call to making sure you’re up, washed and dressed, or more complex, intensive support for progressive conditions.
We create personalised care plans centred around your care needs and preferences. It may be that you need support getting to the kitchen, but have a love for preparing your own meals and trying new tasty recipes. Our care is completely bespoke, with you always being in control of the type of assistance you require.
Care needs may arise for a number of reasons; for many it’s elderly care and support for degenerative conditions such as dementia. Yet for others it could be a serious accident or time in hospital, where care at home is necessary in order for you to regain your independence. For any care situation, we can help with the following:
- Personal care – We’re able to support you getting up, washed, dressed, and can also provide continence care if required
- Medication – We can prompt you to take your medication on time and also ensure you’ve collected and returned prescriptions
- Routine calls – Whether it’s for peace of mind or a regular friendly face to chat to, we can call in whenever you like
- Mobility support – Need help taking the bins out, walking the dog, or doing the weekly grocery shop? We can assist you
- Companionship – Tea and biscuits are always better in company, as is Pointless and The Chase.
- Household duties – From washing and ironing to laundry and cupboard clear outs, our carers can assist with all household tasks
- Health and nutrition – Cottage pie? Lasagne? Whatever you fancy, our carers are more than happy to provide homecooked food for you
Home care visits are available for anything from 30 minutes once a week to several daily calls, all arranged to fit your timetable and routines.
The extraordinary lengths that you and your fellow management staff/carers went to to make their final days as comfortable as possible, and to ensure that I had ample support at a difficult time, is something that I will never forget. Many thanks to all of you for your wonderful care and support.
David, relative of a Wakefield customer
Live-in care across Wakefield
As the term suggests, live-in carers will live with you in your home and help with round-the-clock care as and when you need it. Our carers draw on years of experience and have expertise in working with various conditions including multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, dementia and many more.
Live-in care is often a more suitable option than residential care, as it enables you or your loved one to remain in their own home surrounded by their own comforts. And with a team of Live-in Care Managers to support our live-in carers, we are able to offer care across a variety of conditions, as well as offering more complex care at home for needs such as tracheostomies, catheters and PEG feeding. All of our complex conditions are supported by our team of Clinical Nurses, who are experts at providing high-level care.
As well as supporting your practical needs, live-in care can help with:
- Convalescing in comfortable surroundings after a hospital discharge
- Getting out and about in the local community within Wakefield
- Remaining at home with a partner or loved one
- Keeping your pets at home with you
- Receiving specialist care in your home to suit your needs
Not only does live-in care provide consistency of care day and night when you need it most, it also offers you and your family peace of mind that you are in the best possible hands.
Making a positive and significant difference to the sometimes very challenging lives of people, is frankly what this job is all about. Knowing that I’ve fully achieved that is hugely rewarding.
Richard, a carer in Wakefield
Domiciliary care in Wakefield
Domiciliary care, also known as care at home, lets you or your loved one be in control of your care. Led by you, we can provide intensive or lighter care to suit your pre-existing routine.
Our professional care team in Wakefield offer anything from helping you get to the shops or visiting friends, to assisting with medication or a little companionship whilst watching your favourite TV programme. One of the main benefits to this type of care is that it provides families with the reassurance and support that your loved one is being fully supported.
Specialist dementia care in Wakefield
Helping Hands are one of the UK’s leading dementia care specialists and have extensive knowledge and expertise for providing the most appropriate care for this condition. As well as caring for individuals with dementia, we’re here to support families and friends to support you throughout the journey.
We understand how important it is to maintain routines, particularly with the added challenges that come with memory loss, confusion and mobility issues. Our carers get to know you or your loved one and make sure that they receive the very best compassionate care, regardless of whether the dementia is early onset or more progressed.
Elderly care for you or your loved ones
It’s often difficult to take that first step in letting someone provide you with care. Even if it’s someone popping in to help you get up in the morning or reminding you to take the correct medication at regular intervals, maintaining your independence is our number one priority.
Elderly care can be interchangeable and increase in regularity and intensity depending on what you need. Having an experienced carer to help you to get out and about is often a huge weight off both you and your family’s mind.
Respite care for short-term breaks
Respite care is a great solution for when your regular caregiver needs a rest or if you need intensive, short-term care after an injury or bout of illness. Keeping disruption to a minimum is always our focus. We’ll also meet with you and your existing carer to understand your wants and needs.
From a few calls a week to having a carer live with you in your home, respite care replicates your existing care or new care arrangement and can work for the following:
- Hospital discharge – If you need care after a spell in hospital to get you back on your feet.
- Emergencies – For times when your regular carer is unable to be there, perhaps due to a family emergency.
- Short breaks – Allows time for your carer to recuperate whilst you are still cared for.
- One-off occasions – When there are special events that you want to attend that requires some assistance – perhaps a wedding or milestone birthday celebration.
Fully-trained carers in Wakefield
What makes our industry-renowned carers so special is that they genuinely care about each and every one of their customers. Their ability to empathise and provide care to maintain dignity and comfort is second-to-none and makes us very proud to have such a skilled and kind workforce.
All of our carers complete an induction programme covering manual handling, health and safety, safeguarding, mobility support, and equality & diversity. And it doesn’t stop there; throughout their time at Helping Hands, they receive regular ongoing training to develop their skills and practice.
We only employ the very best carers and they all receive thorough background checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This services helps us make safe recruitment decisions to ensure that your carer is who they truly say they are. With a wealth of different experiences, we are able to find a carer that truly suits your daily needs, interests and personality.
Our service is the only care provider to be endorsed by Skills For Care as a Centre of Excellence and we are a founding member of the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKCHA). As a care company, we are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who inspect whether our service is responsive, safe and effective.
Areas across Wakefield that we cover:
Find out more about care in Wakefield
If you’d like to discuss your home care options and set-up a meeting with Lawrencia and her team, please get in touch with us on 01924 883 819. We’re here to take your call seven days a week and can meet you at a time and place suitable for you.
We can come to you in your home, see you at our branch on Wakefield High Street or even meet you at a local coffee shop at the end of your road.
Our branch is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm (excluding bank holidays).