Live-in care and visiting home care in Watford
On the northern outskirts of London lies Watford, a town that is home to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour and Watford F.C. Situated on the commuter line into the city of London, Watford is also home to a team of dedicated carers from one of the UK’s leading home care providers – Helping Hands.
Offering dedicated support to families across Watford, Gerrards Cross, Borehamwood, Rickmansworth, Cookham, Abbots Langley, Beaconsfield, Elstree, Bricket Wood and the surrounding areas, Branch Manager Kim and her team are here to ensure that you have the care you need to feel safe and independent in your home.
Meet Kim Hogan, our Branch Manager
“My name is Kim, and I am the Branch Manager for Helping Hands in Watford.
“I was born in London and lived there until moving to Hertfordshire. I have lived in Hertfordshire for nearly 19 years, and I have worked in the care industry for over 30 years. I am really passionate about supporting others and enjoy working with my team of carers and enabling our customers across the area to live independently within their own homes.”
Visiting home care for families around Watford
Acknowledging the need for care can be distressing for you and your surrounding family, especially if the idea of residential care doesn’t feel like the best option for you. With visiting care from Kim and her team, we’ll work with you to provide a personalised care plan that gives you the support you need so that you can continue to live independently at home – regardless of your condition.
Your independence is at the heart of what we do. That’s why we tailor each care package to suit your needs and routines, enabling you to continue with living each day entirely on your terms in the comfort of your own home. And with thorough in-house training for each of our carers, we’re fully equipped to support you in any way you need. Whether you are starting university and need mobility support getting around campus, or you’re living with a progressive condition and feel like you need some support around the house – we’re here for you.
The carers were well-trained, professional, friendly, and kind. We are all so pleased Helping Hands was there for us and would recommend them to others.
Sandra, a Helping Hands customer
Live-in care for round-the-clock support
With live-in care, one of our dedicated carers will live with you in your home to be there whenever you need them. They will ensure you are safe, comfortable and happy, whilst still maintaining your privacy as and when you require. What’s more, we’ll work with you to find a carer that suits your personality, hobbies and interests; so whether you enjoy a day out to Aldenham Country Park or cheering on The Hornets at Vicarage Road, we’ll find a carer that is the perfect fit for you.
Each of our carers receive award-winning training at our bespoke training centre in Warwickshire which enables them to support a range of conditions, including neurological injuries, cerebral palsy, dementia and mental health. And with support from our team of Clinical Nurses, we are fully equipped to support you with anything ranging from personal care and household chores to PEG feeding and catheter management.
Discover more on what is live-in care here.
Domiciliary care in Watford
Domiciliary care is more than just care; it provides you with the support you need so that you can continue to live an independent life in your own home – just with a little help along the way.
And with no restrictions on visiting, no set mealtimes or menus and no daily schedules to follow, you’ll have the freedom to choose what to do with each day, as well having full control over the frequency and intensity of your care. So, if you need visits that are little and often to help you with your meal preparation or more complex support that includes overnight stays, Kim and her team are here to help in any way you need them to.
I feel so supported by all of the team. Excellent training was provided – it was so informative and to the point. All in all, a great place to work.
Darby, a carer for Helping Hands
Specialist dementia care from our Watford team
We’re proud to be the leading dementia care specialist in the UK. And with 30 years under our belt, our team of Watford carers have the knowledge and experience to support you and your loved ones throughout your journey with dementia. We understand that consistent and personalised care is pivotal, that’s why Kim and her team will work with you to provide a personalised support plan that ensures that you and your loved ones have the information, guidance and support available to you when you need it.
There are over 100 different variants of dementia; each of which has its own unique effect on the person living with the condition. From memory loss to challenging behaviour, our Watford team will work closely with you and your family so that you have the support you need that enables you to live well with dementia.
Elderly care for your peace of mind
We understand that, as we grow older, we can be faced with more difficulties in doing the things that once seemed quite simple to us. It may be that you are finding it hard to prepare a healthy and nutritious meal or even finding it difficult in getting in and out of bed; with elderly care from Kim and her team, we’ll give you the support you need to live independent at home – with minimal disruption to your usual routine.
As we reach our elderly years, it’s not uncommon for loneliness to take its toll on your wellbeing. So if you want someone to accompany you to the shops or pop in for a cup of tea and a chat, we’ll be there for you.
Respite care as and when you need it
Respite care from our Watford team is available for any occasion. You may be due to return home from hospital following an unexpected illness or injury, or perhaps you are looking to go on holiday with your family but you would like some extra support whilst you’re away. Whatever it is you need, Kim and her team will work with you to provide a personalised respite care package that gives you the support you need, for as long as you need it.
Or if you’re considering receiving some extra support but you’re not sure if home care is right for you, respite care is the perfect opportunity for you to establish the support you need before deciding on anything long-term.
Award-winning training for our carers in Watford
Helping Hands was founded by Mary Lee in 1989 to enable more families to feel safe and independent at home. With 30 years’ experience, we are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure that we are always adhering to strict guidelines and providing the same safe, professional service that we always have.
But we wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for the commitment of our amazing team of carers. Following a stringent recruitment process, each of our carers complete a comprehensive training course that covers modules such as health and safety, medication administration and moving and handling, as well as receiving full background checks such as Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) screenings. But with their professional experience and expert training aside, each of our carers possess one very important quality that is pivotal to becoming a Helping Hands carer: they all genuinely care.
Thanks to the commitment and compassion of our team, we are proud to be the first and only home care provider to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence by Skills for Care.
Areas across Watford that we cover:
Find out more about care in Watford
If you are considering care for you or your loved one and would like to find out more about the care packages we can provide for you, please call our team. We’re here to take your call seven days a week.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to meet face-to-face, please feel free to pop in to see us at our branch on Market Street. Or we will be happy to meet you at a place that is more convenient for you – whether that’s at a café that is local to you or your front room.