Respite support can be necessary for several reasons; perhaps you’ve been in hospital for a while and as your discharge date approaches you feel you would need some extra support at home, maybe you already have a regular carer but they need a break and their company can’t cover it for you, or it might be that you’re usually cared for by a loved one and they just need to take some time off to recharge their batteries. Whatever the reason for needing care, Helping Hands’ amazing Whitby care team will be able to look after you.
Respite care is short-term support that usually lasts for one to two weeks but can also last much longer. It is often needed when someone needs a little extra help during rehabilitation after an illness or accident, when their carer needs to take a break or because of an emergency situation. Helping Hands’ respite carers can cover every aspect of a person’s needs in their own home, including personal care, medication, mobility support, housework, meal preparation, accompanying to appointments and much more.
Respite care at home is a great choice when your carer needs to take a break or your loved ones are going on holiday, because it means you get to remain in the home you love and don’t have to be anxious about moving to a care home, even temporarily. Respite care can involve support for complex needs or low-level requirements; however, we can support you regardless of your condition. It’s important that caregivers get to take regular breaks so that they can return to you relaxed and refreshed, so if your carer is going away or your family need some time to themselves, the Whitby team can help.
Our respite carers can support you on either a visiting or live-in care basis, meaning that they can come to you every day as many times as you need them, or be with you around the clock while living in your home. Your carer can support you with every aspect of your daily routine, whether personal care or housework, and your bespoke package of care will include a personalised support plan that ensures all of your routines are followed precisely. Even if your carer is taken ill suddenly and needs to leave or you are discharged from hospital without notice, we can help, getting a carer to you within 24 hours in an emergency.
Our carers are amazing at what they do on a daily basis, supporting thousands of our customers to remain safe and cared for in their own homes. Because we’ve been caring since we were founded in 1989, Helping Hands really are the homecare experts, so you can have confidence in us to support you or your loved ones fully. We only accept people as carers if they demonstrate natural levels of compassion, patience and kindness, as even though we train our carers well, without these and other qualities they wouldn’t be right for our customers. Our services are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales too, showing our commitment to always delivering exemplary standards of care.
Call us today to discover how we could be caring for you or your loved ones in the Whitby area. Our customer care team is available seven days a week to help. Alternatively, contact us via our website and we’ll be happy to call you back.