Person Centred Home Care
Person centred home care
This involves the care worker providing assistance and support to the client with various tasks such as:
- showering or bathing,
- toileting or continence management,
- assistance with dressing and grooming,
- meal and snack preparation
- catheter care
- keeping client properly hydrated with hot & cold drinks and fluids
- prompting with medication
- collection of medication
- assistance with communication with GPs and district nurses
- assistance with oral care and hearing devices
- skin care and tissue health
- hoisting and transfers
- keeping client’s immediate environment organised
- other miscellaneous tasks
We are quite flexible in that if there is something you need that is not mentioned above, we will be happy to discuss and accommodate the request if possible. The length of the visit can range from an hour or more, and maybe needed more than once during the course of the day. Depending on the client’s condition, ability to transfer and their mobility, this care may be delivered by one care worker or by a team of two care workers. If the client’s condition changes, the package of care and support in place may need to be reassessed to determine it still meets their needs. This assessment will be carried out by one of qualified and experienced assessors. As a provider, we believe it is important to encourage client participation as much as possible. From our experience, engaging clients in this manner is beneficial to their recovery as well as to their physical and mental well being. In the course of their work, care workers attempt to engage the client as much as possible. Our care workers are also trained and mentored to be sympathetic and understanding as client’s condition on some days are more difficult than others, and therefore more help and support needed on such occasions.
Our respite care service provides support for carers when you feel like you need a break, or if you become ill, or you have to go into hospital, or are unable to carrying out your care and support duties for a loved one for any reason. During your absence, we provide trained experienced care workers who look after your family member or loved one, providing for their day to day requirements in terms of personal care, meal provision, medication and in other ways, such as cleaning, shopping, laundry provision etc. Before a respite service starts, a meeting is arranged during which an experienced member of staff meets with the client and their representative or loved one (if applicable) to obtain the requisite information to ensure that we obtain a good understanding of the care and support to be provided and the best way of looking after the client. The aim of our respite service is to allow you to recharge or tend to your own matters, safe in the knowledge that your loved one is being looked after by one of our friendly carers. Respite for carers can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks away from the role, enabling you to return to caring feeling refreshed and in better condition physically and mentally.
Palliative Care strives to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with a life-limiting illness which is not responding to curative treatment. Very frequently, the client will be receiving treatment in their residence or other place of preference, in accordance with their wishes. Having competent and caring care workers in place can also mean that discharges from hospital can occur sooner. Our care workers work with the client’s family and frequently in conjunction with specialist Primary Healthcare Professionals to ensure that the client is looked after and made as comfortable as humanly possible while receiving vital care and support in the end stages of life. As part of this holistic team of care and support, our dedicated care workers focus on tasks such as personal care and grooming, continence management and changing the bed out, manual transfers (when and if possible), meal and drink provision and also being a reassuring human presence.