Types of Care.....
Recent research has shown that a staggering 97% of people* would prefer to be cared for in their own home. Given this statistic it stands to reason that there must therefore be provision for all the varied conditions that people live and need support with every day.
Our live-in carers are caring for people across the UK (and beyond!) with all manner of conditions and one of the main benefits of the model of care we provide is that they are indeed able to do this.
Each carer is unique, as is each of our clients and therefore we are able to match skill and experience as you wish. Each carer too has their preferred areas and many have specialised in certain conditions to enhance their skills. We match carers to clients from the age of 18 right through to the frail elderly.
There are of course hundreds of conditions out there but some of the most common we support with are:
|Cerebral Palsy||Brain Injury||Motor Neurone|
|Multiple Sclerosis||Spinal Cord Injury||Cancer|
|Diabetes||Impaired Hearing/Vision||Mental Illness|
|Arthritis||Heart Conditions||End of Life Care|
Live-in care enables people the freedom to have the care they need when they need it and performed in ways that suit their individual styles. The one-to-one care they receive does not have to be delivered at the same time every day (unless wished for), leaving the client with choice, independence and autonomy over their own lives.
The majority of people we introduce carers to require a degree of support with their Personal Care and all carers are able to assist with – Washing, Oral Health, Dressing, Grooming and General Hygiene as well as Pressure Area Care. Carers are also able to support those that require continence management and may have Catheters (Conveen/Suprapubic), Stomas (Colostomy, Ileostomy, Urostomy) & Suppositories.
Many of our clients require assistance with their mobility and as such our carers have various skills, experience and training with the following: Manual & Ceiling Track Hoists, Manual & Electric Wheelchair manoeuvres, Walking Frames & Canes, Rutland Trollies, Glide Sheets, Lifting Belts, Banana Boards, Rotundas and Grab Rails.
We also have a number of carers trained in PEG feeding and are more than happy to work with a local District Nurse should further training be required in placement.
Oxygen, Nebulisers and Inhalers are all systems that carers are more than happy to support with.
We are more than happy to talk to you about the specific care requirements that you or your loved one will need so please do call us to discuss further.
*One Poll Research from the Care Choice Gap Report 2014