Who Can Benefit
We believe care can help people recover from illness or to live with illness.
We provide services to anyone requiring care and support and to their families – we can be there with your loved one to give you the peace of mind that they have someone checking in on them and are staying safe and well in their homes. Our well-trained care team can care for people with many conditions such as:
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s
- Multiple Schlerosis
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Cancer care
- Sight and hearing problems
- And many other conditions and chronic illnesses.
Sight and hearing problems
Visionary and hearing problems are ‘invisible’ to others and can be a particularly sensitive disability. It carries the risk of increased vulnerability and risk of misunderstanding or abuse.
We provide discrete and respectful care ensuring plenty of time to enable clearly understood communication without rushing things and causing our client to feel stressed and unable to express themselves.
The necessity to wear a mask/face covering during the pandemic has only exacerbated these issues for people so building a trusted relationship with their carers is doubly important.
Clients often wish to be cared for at home with their loved ones close.
We work with a wide range of community and hospice specialists to enable excellent support in the privacy and dignity of the clients’ home.
Osteoporosis / Arthritis
Osteoporosis / Arthritis can be very symptomatic and debilitating. As we age we become at higher risk of fractures due to weaker bones.
Having someone around to watch for unnecessary hazards, whilst providing companionship and support, can reduce the risk of a fall. Falls are also associated with loneliness and isolation leading to low mood and less attention to taking care.
Arthritis as it progresses can impact dexterity making it increasingly hard to grip items and perform common household activities that many of us just take for granted.
Having a little extra help can maintain and improve independence and confidence when things get harder.
Parkinson’s/Multiple Schlerosis/Motor Neurone Disease And Degenerative Diseases
Parkinson’s/Multiple Schlerosis/Motor Neurone Disease, and other long term degenerative diseases can be very well supported in the community.
We have extensive experience in caring for individuals who require more specialist support. All our Carers are fully trained annually to work with equipment to assist clients having complex mobility issues with moving and positioning.
Being cared for at home brings the added benefit of getting to know a small number of Carers who can really identify the client’s needs.
Clients living with symptoms following a stroke Stokes
Strokes manifest themselves in many ways, but some of the common complications are that of a weakness to one side of the body impacting safe mobility, such as being able to carry items or write.
These skills can be relearned over a long period of time and imply lots of support for some patients.
Others are left with a permanent disability, requiring mobility aids and confidence building.
For example, some patients have their speech centre damaged and it takes a calm patient Carer to understand what they are asking for.
This is not an exhaustive list of support required following a significant stroke as everyone is affected differently but are strong examples of where taking the time to care is vital.
Post surgery can be a range of things.
As we know the hospitals aim to discharge their patients at the earliest opportunity and they are now expected to reach full recovery, ideally well supported at home.
Common post surgical clients we care for are those who may have had a fall and sustained a fracture/sprain of some sort. Most common fractures are of the wrist, hip and collar bone.
These fractures/spains severely impact someone’s ability to carry out simple activities of daily living, such as washing or indeed making a cup of teas.
With good support, additional assistance may only be required for 4-6 weeks and can make all the difference between a poor recovery and an uncomplicated one. As we age we take longer to recover from trauma and often if we have a partner – they are not as agile as they used to be either. Much of the role of our Carers is to help the client to rebuild their confidence and their abilities after a trauma.
We also assist clients recovering from elective surgery, often following hip replacement, abdominal or uncomplicated back surgery.
Living With Dementia
Dementia is a well know ‘umbrella’ term that describes the collective symptoms caused by over a hundred different diseases. Most people have heard of Altzeimers which is probably the most common cause of dementia.
Many of our clients are living with varying degrees of dementia which manifests itself in a very different way with every individual we care for.
We understand the particular needs of this group of clients and aim to keep the number of different Carers to a minimum but realistic number, as it can be confusing trying to ‘remember’ everyone.
Short term memory loss can be challenging to live with and patient support is needed. Poor understanding of what is going on around someone with dementia can aggravate challenging behaviour.
So all our clients with any form of dementia need to be supported as an individual, not as a diagnosis.
Taking the time to care for them can bring out wonderful moments and recollections of times past. Promoting their dignity and value is paramount.