Respite care is short-term support that is provided to people who require care on a temporary basis. At Helping Hands, we’ve been providing dedicated home care services to our customers for over 30 years, and one of the services we offer is respite care. We believe that staying at home for care provides you with the most supportive and comfortable environment for getting the support you need, as well as allowing you to live an independent and flexible lifestyle that lets you spend more time doing the things you enjoy with loved ones.
Respite care is ideal for those times when you find yourself needing additional support on a short, fixed-term basis. Perhaps your normal carer is taking a well-deserved break, or maybe they’ve fallen ill and aren’t able to arrange cover. Whatever your reason for needing respite care, our Widnes team are typically able to provide you with one of our wonderful carers in your home within 24 hours of your initial phone call, so you’re not left feeling isolated or unsupported.
We know that no two people have identical support needs, which is why when we’re providing home care in Widnes we’ll always make sure you get a package of care that is completely tailored to you. Your local care manager will visit you in your home and take the time to understand the way you like things to be done, so that all the way through your respite care you’re receiving the same type and level of support you’re accustomed to from your regular carer. We’re able to offer respite care on both a visiting care and live-in care basis, and with plans starting from as little as 30 minutes per week, we truly are flexible and adaptable around your circumstances.
At Helping Hands, we directly employ every single one of our carers, which means we’re able to guarantee that they’ve received our industry-leading training and have undergone a number of thorough background checks. We take extensive measures to ensure that every carer is the type of person you’ll be happy to have in your home, and are fully equipped to provide a wide range of specialist respite care services. All of our carers receive our industry-leading carer training when they first start with us, and will continue to enrol on regular refresher courses so that they’re always up to date with the latest care industry standards and best practices. And, so that you can always have full peace of mind, we’re fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, so you know your care will always be of the very highest standard.
You can arrange respite care from our Widnes team today by calling our friendly customer support team. They’re available seven days a week, and will always be happy to assist with any queries you might have. Alternatively, you can contact us via our website if you’d prefer to arrange a callback at your convenience.