Need extra support? How home care works at Continued Care


Arranging home care for yourself or a family member can understandably be a stressful time.

It may be the first time it has been necessary to put extra support in place due to health needs becoming more complex, for example loss of mobility following a stroke. Or home care may simply be needed due to getting older and being unable to tackle all the tasks we used to do with ease.

You may be unsure whether you need support on an on-going basis, or you just need a bit of extra help for a few weeks or months while you recover from an illness or a stay in hospital. You may even be considering home care to give respite to a loved one who is your main carer.

It can be a dauting situation, especially if you have led an independent life until now. However, finding the right care for yourself or a relative can help improve the situation and bring comfort and support – as well as maintaining as much independence as possible.

Flexible home care

The services we offer are flexible and vary in length of time. They cover everything from help with personal care such as bathing and washing, to housekeeping and cleaning, assistance with shopping, cooking and preparing meals, and administering medication. For some people, loneliness is their biggest challenge and we’re more than happy to provide companionship visits. We can take clients shopping or even for a trip out, such as to a nearby garden centre.

We can offer short respite, long-term 24-hour live in care and everything in between. If you need someone on hand to help with all your routine tasks, we can arrange that for you. Equally, if you just want the peace of mind that comes with knowing someone is popping in a couple of times a day to check on your loved one when you’re not close enough to do so yourself, we can do that too.

If it is the first time you have needed to make these kinds of arrangements, it can feel overwhelming. But we always say, ‘don’t panic’. It may all be new to you, but we have been here many times before and have all the knowledge at our fingertips to guide you through the process. The most important thing is to put the right care in place to improve someone’s quality of life and help them regain confidence.

How to arrange home care

It is straightforward to book our services: you can simply telephone our offices (Harrogate: 01423 871003 or Settle: 01729 810600) or complete our online contact form. We will then arrange a convenient time to visit your home to discuss the support you need and the services we can provide. A care plan is then developed together, and we listen carefully to ensure it includes everything that is important to you while focusing on your independence and dignity.

You can choose the type of services that are right for you and we offer a variety of options, tailoring care plans to reflect your needs. It may be a simple pop-in call every day for half an hour, or multiple visits during the day and evening.

Our team of skilled carers are passionate about what they do, and you will get to know them well as they visit the same clients to ensure continuity in the support we provide. Many of our carers and clients become great companions, enjoying sharing their latest news and getting to know each other over months and years. They understand how important their role is and they know how much we appreciate the work they do too.

At Continued Care, we love getting to know clients from a wide variety of backgrounds as individuals and aim to make a difference to their daily lives. We take the time to listen, respect and value people in the comfort of their own homes through the support we offer.

If you’d like to find out more about how our home care services in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Settle and the surrounding areas work, contact us today.

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Christine Mitchell
Samantha Harrison
Christine Mitchell, Proprietor
Registered Nurse
Great British Home Care Awards:
"Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Finalist 2011"

Samantha Harrison, Director
Registered Nurse / District Nurse
Great British Home Care Awards:
"Care Innovator of the Year Finalist 2011"

How to find us

Harrogate Office

4 Grove Park Court
Grove Park Terrace
Contact Branch 01423 871003
Settle Office

High Street
BD24 9EX

Contact Branch 01729 810600