What kind of support does homecare provide?
Homecare is primarily a domiciliary service, meaning a carer will visit your loved one’s home to either carry out domestic chores or assist with their personal care, or both. Homecare is different from residential care in that it allows for a level of flexibility – your carer can visit as often and for as long as you need, while allowing your loved one to maintain their independence. However, what makes our homecare in Blackburn special is that it’s built around companionship. Our carers are happy to chat over a cuppa, walk in the garden or even work on a puzzle together.
Who might need a homecare service?
Typically, our carers visit older people who may have grown frail and can’t manage domestic chores or, potentially, need help with personal care such as showering, getting dressed and taking medication on time.
We can even care for people with specialist needs. These include those living with dementia, people with complex needs and those requiring palliative or end-of-life care.
We can also provide continuity of care for people when their primary carer goes on holiday or takes a short break. Or, if you or your loved one are going on holiday, we can accompany you to provide care while giving you space to enjoy some quality family time.
How our carers deliver specialist care
If you’re looking for specialist homecare in Blackburn and you’ve contacted our team, the first port of call will be devising an advanced care plan, which will be tailored specifically to your loved one’s needs. This will be discussed with them and can include input from you and other family members if they wish. The plan will be reviewed and updated regularly.
If you’re looking for end-of-life care, our specialist team can help make this difficult time as smooth as possible. We can cover the practical side of your loved one’s care needs while also providing companionship.
We will also support you and the family through this emotional time and can provide administration and bereavement support.
If your loved one is living with dementia, our specially trained carers understand that a good diet, physical and mental stimulation and routine are crucial to supporting them at home. Our carers will also engage them in meaningful activities including ‘reminiscence’ to help them recall memories and feel comforted.
For those with complex needs, you can rest assured, we work with leading organisations including East Lancashire Hospice, the Stroke Association, Parkinson’s UK and the MS Society to share resources and make sure our carers are on top of the latest skills and training.
Our carers also provide surgery aftercare including tracheostomy care, following an operation on the windpipe, catheter or stoma care to manage incontinence, and feeding care, for example.
Peace of Mind
Our state-of-the-art clocking-in system means you can keep track of your loved-one’s carer in real time. On arrival and leaving they will scan a code that accurately logs the time. The system allows the carer to check off tasks agreed in the care plan and record any medication administered as well as adding comments for your attention.
If you’re concerned a loved one needs more support around the house or you want greater peace of mind, contact us today on 01254 504905 to find out how we can help.