Finding the Right Type of Home Care
If you’re considering home care for yourself or for a loved one, it’s often difficult to know exactly which kind of care is best suited to you and your needs. The types of care available are almost as varied as the reasons you might consider home care in the first place, so finding the one that’s right for you is very important.
Personal Home Care (Domiciliary Care)
If you or a loved one has extensive care needs throughout the day and night, personal home care could be the perfect solution. As well as helping with bathing, dressing, household chores, outings and meal preparation, our fully qualified nurses and health professionals can be there, 24 hours a day, to provide immediate medical assistance whenever necessary.
Many of those living with care needs have a family member already caring for them, but the day-to-day routine of providing that care can place a strain on relationships, and leave home carers with few opportunities to enjoy time to themselves. Respite care is a flexible option which can be tailored specifically to you and your family’s needs, offering peace of mind while you’re away from the care recipient.
One of the biggest challenges for an ageing population is one of companionship. With family members often living some distance from elderly relatives, knowing there is someone to keep them company and help them with basic tasks around the house can make a huge difference. A companion carer can also help you to maintain a routine, keeping on top of things like laundry, walking and feeding pets and remembering appointments with your doctor.
Hospital to Home Care
Being discharged from hospital following an operation or long-term treatment for an illness doesn’t necessarily mean you will no longer require some level of care. Hospital to home care helps you transition from the hospital ward to the comfort of your own home, providing you with assistance with any medical equipment you may need to use, or maintaining a routine with prescription medication. A carer can also provide transport and help with any household tasks during your recovery. The term and nature of the care you receive is entirely up to you, and our registered nurses and healthcare professionals will create a programme of care designed specifically for you and your family.
While hospices and hospitals can provide excellent care for those living with long-term illnesses, many prefer to remain in familiar surroundings, near family and friends. Our palliative carers can ensure that you or your loved one is comfortable and that they receive first class care whenever it’s needed. As well as supporting you with treatments they can provide social companionship and help you to maintain a day-to-day routine. A palliative carer can live with you around the clock to provide 24 hour care, or they can visit at times that suit you and your family’s requirements.
To find out more about the various kinds of care we offer, please feel free to contact us using our online contact form, by calling our office on 0170 869 3057 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.