Our Home Care Services
We understand that it can be difficult for you to accept that you may need some extra support to stay at home. We empathise that often asking for support can be a very difficult question to ask. You may feel you are losing your independence or will have to allow a complete stranger into your home to carry out personal tasks. We want to support you to remain living in your home happily, safely and independently…and most importantly the way you want to!
We provide care and support to people with different health and medical conditions, including mental health problems, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, sensory impairment, dementia and Alzheimer’s, palliative care and people who have suffered a stroke.
Caring Hands, based in South Hampshire, offer a range of long term or short term home care and domiciliary support services specifically tailored for you, taking into account your needs, choice, rights, age and culture. We encourage your independence and self esteem, whilst still retaining your dignity and privacy. Our Care Workers are available between 7.00am – 10.00pm, seven days a week, all year. This includes bank holidays and festive periods. Management support is also available during these times.
We believe that dignity, respect, privacy and choice are some of your fundamental rights that you should expect when receiving care and support from us. We always give you a Care Worker that we think you will get on with. If you feel you are unable to build that Client – Care Worker relationship we will find another Care Worker that we think you will prefer.
We cover the following areas of Southern Hampshire:
Gosport, Fareham, Stubbington, Titchfield, Locks Heath, Sarisbury Green, Warsash, Whitely, Botley, Meon Valley, Bishops Waltham, Wickham, Knowle, Funtley, Curdridge, Curbridge, Hedge End, Eastleigh, Park Gate, Titchfield Park, Titchfield Common, Alverstoke, Lee on Solent, Southampton, Bursledon and Swanwick.
How long is a visit?
We are flexible in how much help you require and for how long. To begin with you might only want us to visit you once or twice a week, whilst you get used to the idea of someone coming in to your home to help you. You may only require help for a short period, for example whilst your family goes away for a few days. You may require help long term, possibly increasing over time. However much or how long you require help for we can put an individually tailored care and support package together for you.
Our visits can be anything from 30 minutes to short term round the clock care and support. We do not provide continuous live-in care, but can provide this short term, for example if your loved one is going away for a couple of weeks.
No 15 minute visits
We do not provide 15 minute visits to our private Clients, as we feel these flying visits are not long enough to support you properly, often leave you feeling rushed and confused, especially if you have a mental condition or poor mobility. We feel 15 minutes is not even enough time for a cup of tea and a chat, something we all take for granted. Our staff used to feel rushed and harassed flitting from one 15 minute call to another and commented that it was not enough time to support you with the respect and dignity they would want if they were in your shoes.
- Personal home care and support
- Medication support
- Domestic help
- Key safe fitting
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s care
- End of life care
- Overnight care
- Companionship and trips out
- Support following hospital discharge
To find out more about a tailored care and support service we can create for you please contact Caring Hands on 01489 582926 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.