For over 30 years, we’ve been supporting thousands of people to stay safe, well and looked after at home, enabling them to live independently. Our CQC-regulated team providing home care in Watford are dedicated to creating bespoke support plans for those living in and around the Watford area, helping you little and often at times and days that suit you. We’ll work with you to create care that fits in with your plans, helping you with any aspects of daily living that you may struggle with and need extra support to cope with. And it’s not just the physical elements of care that we support; our friendly carers are there for emotional and spiritual support too. So, whether it’s taking you out for the afternoon for a shopping trip or sitting with you whilst you do your jigsaw puzzle, we’ll be there when you need us.
Home care from Helping Hands Watford can start from as little as 30 minutes per week, where we can support you with daily domestic duties, such as help with the laundry, cleaning, vacuuming and changing the beds, tending to your pets and helping you water your plants. We can also support with running your errands, such as collecting your prescription, and accompanying you to doctor or hairdresser appointments.
Many of our customers require assistance with washing, toileting, getting dressed and personal care, and we know how daunting it might be to have someone new come into your home to help you with these elements of care. We’ll fully discuss this with you beforehand, so that you’re comfortable with your carers and so that we get it just right.
There are many different reasons why someone may need home care, but there is never a set support plan or set times for someone to receive care, as we acknowledge how different and unique each individual is. We have several different services as part of our home care offer that may help you continue living the life you want to lead:
Carers for limited hour visits
For those who are used to being independent and who may only need additional support here and there, visiting care could be the ideal solution for them. We’ll pop in at a time that suits you and help you around your home, remind you to take your medication or prepare you lunch and wash up the dishes afterwards so that you can have a rest. We’ll even be there if you if you become anxious during the early hours or need help overnight with getting in and out of bed, so that you can rest and relax safe in the knowledge that there is someone that to support you should you need it.
Intermittent long-term visits
Caring for a loved one is one of the most rewarding yet difficult jobs there is. Taking a break should be a vital part of your care routine, and whilst you step back, we can step in with respite care. We’ll meet with both of you beforehand so that we replicate your existing care routines and take over from you in a seamless way, giving you both peace of mind that everything will be kept the same whilst you have some time apart.
Carers for immediate situations
There are lots of situations where care needs can arise without warning or being able to plan. As well as been quite a stressful situation, you want to know that someone can swiftly get to you and provide you with the care and support you need. Our emergency care service enables us to be with you, usually within 24 hours of you getting in touch with us, so you don’t have to worry about being left too long without care. We’ll be with you as long as you need – whether that’s after a hospital discharge until you’re back on your feet again, until your regular caregiver returns if they’ve become unavailable or until you’re feeling better after an accident or illness.
Kim’s team of compassionate carers have the expertise and empathy to support those with a variety of different medical conditions and health needs in and around Watford. We ensure that each and every one of them is trained to a high standard, providing them with the skills and knowledge required to provide exceptional care. Our in-house training programme covers manual handling, dementia care, personal care, first and safeguarding, and are delivered to all of our new and existing cares so that they always provide the most-up-to-date care.
We also ensure that all of our new recruits have thorough checks before joining us, providing character references and having a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check as part of our selection process.
For more information on how home care can support you in Watford, get in touch with us today. You can call our customer care specialists or speak to them instantly on our live chat service. They will be able to advise you on the right type of care for you and arrange a home visit from a member of the Watford team.