Caring for those with dementia who wish to stay at home takes a bit more experience and training as the home environment can provide physical challenges a care home may not.
Many home care service users have dementia in mild and more advanced stages and we are able to help them maintain independence at home or support the families.
Our social companionship service is most suited to individuals who will benefit from having the reassurance that someone is there with them to offer support when it is needed. It also provides peace of mind for family members who are unable to regularly visit, as they know their loved one is being cared for.
Our Carers, who are carefully selected to match your personality and requirements, will provide company and conversation, as well as providing support with household and social activities. Your service is tailored to your requirements and can be adapted to meet your changing needs. We will also arrange for you to meet your Carer before your care package commences to ensure that you are happy. our team can offer or arrange appointments, companionship and conversation, Help with travel arrangements, stimulate mental awareness, escort to appointments, assist with clothing selection, help with reading, participate in hobbies and crafts, assist with entertaining, attend club meetings and sporting events, monitor diet and eating, buy magazines, papers and books, plan visits, outings and trips, visit neighbours and friends, rent and play films, accompany to lunch or dinner.
Our skilled team are highly trained in this area. At a time when everything seems almost impossible to deal with, we can really help. Palliative care takes a certain skill set and needs carers who are comfortable in helping everyone involved in the weeks and months ahead.
This is a time when understanding about dignity and privacy is most important, it’s also a time when it can really help to bring a fresh face and sense of normality whenever possible.
Emotions run high at a time when most people face new challenges, we can help you understand the issues and support your loved ones.
Our team are trained to understand the special needs of many terminal conditions and how best to keep people comfortable and spirits high. This also applies to the family.
Our domestic team can assist with Cleaning & Housework, laundry & ironing. Management of fuel & heating, make beds and change bed linen. Assistance with Planning & Shopping- alongside our customer or alternatively we can come in, create a shopping list, go to the shops, return and put away groceries.
(No Nursing is included in these services). Specifically handling and management of a service user’s medication.
Safe Storage of Medicines in the Service User’s Home, administration of medicines to a Service User in a safe and timely manner. Safe disposal of unwanted or out-of-date medicines. Medication Problems & Errors, Suspected service user Hypothermia. Suspected service user Self-Neglect & Substance abuse. Handling service users with Infectious diseases.
Where we are there to help with bedtime or breakfast time and during the night our carer will be able to sleep, however if there is a problem they are there to help. All you need to do is provide them with a bed for the night. This service provides great reassurance for many clients and can enable the regular carer to have some free time or a more settled night’s sleep.
We often meet wonderful carers who provide all the care they can alone. However, it’s important to give yourself time away. This could be for a few hours to get essential jobs done, or more importantly for longer while you take a holiday to refresh yourself and not lose sight of your own needs. In these cases whether its hours or longer you will want to leave your loved one with the best care while you are away.
Where we can be there from a few hours to a full day while you take a break or have an evening out or perhaps a day’s shopping trip?
As it suggests this is when our carer is on duty through the night and will attend and check on our client as required. As above this can be a great help to those carers who simply need a good night’s sleep and is particularly valuable with more complex care needs.
Live in care – providing a care worker to live with you in your home. Similarly, we often provide live-in care when a customer needs temporary support through a period of convalescence or recuperation when returning from hospital.
Our personal care services ranges from, assistance with a ‘good morning’ start to the day, with help to get up, wash, shower or bath, get dressed and have breakfast. Bed bathing, washing, bathing & showering care of teeth & nails at the end of each day, some help with getting ready for bed.