Becoming less able to cope at home does not necessarily mean you need to go in full time care at a nursing home. The answer is to stay in your own home keeping your friends, relatives and possessions around you without any unnecessary upheaval or stress.
We specialise in elderly, domiciliary and companion care, and can help you remain in your own home for as long as possible offering an alternative to a nursing home or living with relatives. We can support and sustain people in their own home thus promoting independent living and well-being. This helps you to manage your health and activity in a proactive manner. Our care staff can visit you in your own home from just 15 minutes per day, to day-sits of 4-5 hours or even a full-time Live In carer.
Personal homecare is when you receive help with the personal tasks you cannot manage alone. Help with tasks such as getting in and out of bed, getting dressed, going to the toilet, washing or eating.
At home help with breakfast and getting dressed, bed making and washing. Preparation of food and drink along with prompting of medication where required. Other assisted living tasks such as cleaning, laundry & ironing on a regular basis.
We can also provide care support throughout the night if required. These take the form of: Night sleeps – where the carer sleeps over night in your home from 10pm to 8am for peace of mind. Waking nights – where the carer is awake and on duty throughout the night from 10pm to 8am
Either taking you out with us or going to the shops on your behalf, including help with packing the shopping away.
Respite care services to relieve your family of care for short periods of time while they themselves have a break. Bathing and a change of clean clothes with evening meals before bed. Last thing in the day – some help with getting ready for bed.
When we are less able to get out and about loneliness can begin. Our goal is to bring fulfilment and happiness to those living at home in need of a companion and ease the loneliness that ageing can cause.
Direct payments are payments awarded to you so you can purchase care services once you have been assessed as needing care and the type of care you need. The payment should be enough to enable you to purchase services to meet your care needs, and must be spent only on those care services. Most people are eligible for Direct Payments as long as they can manage their own money. Direct Payments put you in control of your own care. You do not have to use the service recommended by your local council, you can chose any approved care provider and top up the funds allocated to you to purchase additional care services.
If you require care and support the best place to start is by contacting your local authority. Your local authority may be able to pay for your care, if after a care needs assessment, it believes your needs are significant. For many care services the local authority may want to review your income when deciding if you need to pay anything for care yourself. The charging system for residential care is based on national guidance in England. Local authorities have discretion about charging for non-residential care (i.e. care at home). They are not required to charge, but if they do, they must abide by legal guidance. If your local authority pay for some or all of your care, there are a few ways it can do this. It might provide the care directly to you by using its own staff or via an organisation that it has care arrangements with. But, you have the option to be in control of the money and how it is spent on your care. If you are not happy with the local authority’s care assessment you can challenge the decision. Contact your local authority to discuss how to do this.