Visiting care FAQs 2018-04-10T11:10:43+00:00

Frequently asked questions for our visiting care service

Below are the questions that are most often asked by Berkeley Home Health visiting care clients. If you have a another question please call our team on 03330 160732

Visiting care in a flexible service which enables you to live independently at home with the assistance of a carer who comes to help on a daily, weekly or overnight basis.

Our visiting care is available in many parts of central, southern and eastern England. Please call our friendly team on 03330 160732 to see if visiting care is available in your location.

As advocates of person-centred care we pride ourselves on our responsive service. We work to individual timeframes and requirements to ensure visiting care is in place for when it is needed.

Before care commences, we conduct a home assessment to ensure we fully understand the level of support needed. We are then able to act quickly to source a carer who fits the requirements.

We understand that sometimes the need for care can arise quickly. We are normally able to implement emergency care within 48 hours of initial contact, sometimes quicker if required.

If you are in a position where you require care quickly, please call our team on 03330 160732 or click here to book your FREE home care assessment.

Absolutely! We pride ourselves on our rigorous recruitment process and checks, only employing the very best. All of our carers undertake specialist in-house induction and ongoing training that is fully in line with the Care Quality Commission (CQC’s) stringent guidelines. In addition, all of our carers are reference checked and in a receipt of an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

Our visiting carers are on hand to help make life easier and will assist with all of the day to day tasks required. Whether it is help around the house that is needed, assistance with personal care or gentle companionship such as a trip out to visit friends or family, they will be there to support you to continue to live life the way you want.

As often as you require. Our calls start from a minimum of 30 minutes per week and can be as flexible as you require.

Yes. Our visiting carers are available to help 7 days a week. Different rates apply on the weekend, please call our team on 03330 160732 to find out more

Of course, we offer both a waking night and sleeping night care service to fit your individual requirements. Waking night care is for individuals who require support throughout the night – our carers remain on duty and alert throughout Sleeping night care is for those who would like someone to be on hand just in case they wake and need support. The carer will otherwise be asleep but be there to help for up to two times before the service reverts to waking nights.

We know the importance of continuity of care and familiar routines, especially with complex conditions such as dementia or Parkinson’s disease. We do our very best to introduce a small team of familiar carers who rotate to look after an individual’s care requirements. If we do need to introduce a new carer, we make sure that our clients are fully aware and that the new person is integrated into the regime as delicately and smoothly as possible.

Need further advice?

For further advice please call our friendly team on 03330 160732 who will be happy to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, complete a callback request and we will get in touch as soon as possible.