Hourly Home Care Visits

If you need help for just a few hours each day or a couple of times a week, we can visit you in your home and provide as little or as much support as you need, with the aim of helping you to maintain your independence.  

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What is hourly home care?

Hourly home care is a service we provide where a carer visits your home for a minimum of one hour on a daily or weekly basis — whatever works best for you and your needs. This flexible level of care works incredibly well with our clients and it’s aimed towards those who need some additional support with day-to-day life. Whether it’s support with household tasks, personal care, medical support or meal prep. Hourly home care allows you to stay in the comfort of your own home whilst receiving regular drop-in help from a carer that you’ll get to know as a friend.

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    Who is hourly care suitable for?

    Hourly care from Ashridge Home Care is suitable for individuals who require assistance with daily tasks but prefer to remain in their own homes. It works for those who may need support with personal care, medication management, or household chores on an as-needed basis. Whether it’s due to age-related limitations, temporary recovery from illness or injury, or simply the need for extra help, hourly care offers flexibility and personalised assistance tailored to the individual’s specific needs and preferences.

    Many people can benefit from hourly care. If you’re getting older and feel as though you need some extra help with household chores or getting to appointments, then hourly care is the ideal solution. Having an extra helping hand on a daily or weekly basis makes your life a great deal easier. You don’t have to be living alone either, even if you already receive help from a loved one, it can help to take a little bit of work off their hands too with our hourly visits. If you feel as though you need a little extra support, then hourly care is the ideal flexible option.

    What do our hourly home care visits involve?

    We take the time to understand exactly what you need help with so that the time we spend with you is time well spent. You’re in control of the visit and we follow your guidance.

    Remaining independent and in your own home means so much, and often, a little help on a regular basis is all you need.

    When you arrange visiting hourly care with us, we will begin with a minimum of a one hour visit. We find that a one hour visit allows your carer time to get to know you, not to rush and give you all the attention and support you require. The one hour can be used for personal care tasks like showering and washing, as well as perhaps preparing lunch or taking you shopping.

    We find that offering a minimum of a one hour visit means that we can guarantee consistent care for our client. It also attracts carers who genuinely care about the time they spend with their client and do not want to be rushed.

    Our visiting hourly staff are employed by us and are trained to a high standard.  They also receive ongoing support and supervision from a dedicated Care Manager who will also manage your care and support.

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    What are the advantages of hourly home care visits?

    Hourly home care is such a flexible service that looks slightly different to everyone, depending on your unique needs. Here are some of the key benefits:

    • Companionship — our hourly care visits last a minimum of two hours and are with the same carer each time. This enables you to build a strong relationship, giving you meaningful interactions throughout the week.
    • Independence — hourly care is all about helping you to maintain your independence by offering support with household tasks on a daily or weekly basis. You can receive this care with minimal disruption to your daily routine and way of life.
    • Freedom and flexibility — hourly care gives you the freedom to continue doing the things you enjoy, whether that’s seeing friends, going for a walk or popping to the shops. It also works around you, allowing you to choose how little and often you would like your carer to visit. 
    • Peace of mind — you and your loved ones benefit from the peace of mind hourly care brings. You can rest assured that you’re looked after and receiving support, without the stress of moving into a care home.

    What support do hourly home carers provide?

    Our carers are here to help with a whole range of services including:

    Personal Care

    Help with bathing or taking a shower

    Support with incontinence

    Help with dressing and grooming

    Support with medication

    Housekeeping and Companionship

    Shopping for your favourite foods

    Cleaning – just the way you like it

    Making sure your food is in date and keeping the fridge in order

    Cooking and preparing your favourite dishes

    Laundry and ironing duties

    Running errands so you can stay in the warm

    Helping to look after your beloved pets

    Keeping the garden in shape

    Helping you continue with your hobbies

    Getting things ready for visitors

    Going out for coffee or lunch

    Visiting friends and family

    Helping with travel arrangements


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    How much does hourly care cost?

    The cost of our hourly care service varies depending on the type of care required and the specific circumstances, so we always recommend getting in touch with our team for an accurate cost estimation.

    Hourly care is a cost-effective alternative to residential care homes with no need to pay accommodation or community fees. Opting for visiting care means that your loved one will receive one-to-one, flexible and personalised care within the comfort of their own homes. Whether it’s a couple of hours a day or a few hours a week, our services can be completely tailored to your loved one and what works best for them. 

    Why choose Ashridge Home Care for hourly care?

    It’s important for us to help our clients to maintain their independence which is why we offer our flexible hourly care service that works around you. We pay attention to the smallest of details that our carers understand are important to you. Whether you like cleaning done a certain way or enjoy your meals at the same time every day, we work around you. 

    By taking the time to get to know you, we can assign the right carer to you so that you can both form a meaningful and fulfilling relationship. All of our carers are trained by us and are dedicated to providing you with caring support. At Ashridge Home Care, we’ve been rated Outstanding in Caring by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), so you can rest assured that you’ll be taken care of and treated like royalty!

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    What is the process for arranging hourly care?

    Here at Ashridge Home Care, we like to keep things simple. That’s why we’ve made the process of arranging care as simple and stress-free as possible,  We always ensure you and your family are in the driving seat at all times. 

    All you need to do is fill in the form at the bottom of the page or give us a call on 01494 917 344 to talk to someone straight away. We’ll then get in touch with you to discuss your loved one’s needs before assigning a dedicated care manager to visit their home and create a specialised care plan. We’ll make sure that both you and your loved one are in agreement and happy before the plans are finalised – you’re under no obligation to move forward with this plan.

    Once we’ve determined which type of care would be best for your loved one, we’ll assign a carer who aligns with their personality and care requirements.


    Meet our expert team

    Our team of experts have a real passion for providing exceptional live-in care. We always go the extra mile, making sure we get the little things right.

    Trudi Scrivener, our founder, has more than 30 years of experience in the care sector and many industry awards to her name, including being named ‘Outstanding Individual’ by the Home Care Awards judges.

    Get to know the rest of our professional team by viewing our team page.

    Hourly and live-in care near you

    We offer both live-in and hourly care across many towns and villages. Browse our list of locations or get in touch with our team to find out if we offer hourly or live-in care near you.


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    “Susan is a superb Carer and she is exactly what we wanted. She loves dogs and that is really important as we have 3”.

    “Joanna is doing a great job in our eyes and our mother is so happy and relaxed, they have so much in common and seem to have built a lovely relationship.”

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    Choosing care is a huge decision and not something that you should take lightly. Some of these conversations can be tricky and it’s our job to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible.

    We are more than happy to visit you and your family at home to discuss your situation and consider the options available to you.

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