For many of us 'home' is a safe haven, full of many happy memories, and we provide care and support services to older people to continue to enjoy living in their own home. Consistency of service is a key factor in the services we provide and each of our clients has a core team that they can build a relationship with.
Our services include:
Personal Care - support with bathing, washing, getting up/ready, nutrition and hydration. We offer the upmost discretion in these services.
'Hospital to Home' service - helping you settle back into your home after a period in hospital, escorting to appointments, prompting & assisting with medication.
Companionship - to enjoy the the little things in life, whether that's a stroll in the park, afternoon tea, trip to the hairdressers, visit to a local art gallery/cafe or simply enjoying being at home.
Carer Respite - As the population continues to grow, many older people begin to face underlying health conditions and can become more frail. Some maybe diagnosed with conditions such as dementia. Caring for someone with dementia and other age related conditions can bring with it a spectrum of emotions. It can be rewarding and challenging in equal measure. If you’re in a caring role putting that person first can often be a priority, but you can’t overlook your own needs. Self care is vital.
End of Life Care - The majority of people want to pass away peacefully at home, though the sad reality is this does not happen so often. Partly, because people find it very difficult to talk about coming to the end of their life. At Home Help Me Care we offer a gentle person centred approach to this time and will work to support the whole family through this time.
Dementia is a neurological condition that involves a significant global impairment of cognitive abilities such as attention, memory, language, logical reasoning, and problem-solving severe enough to interfere with social or occupational functioning. It affects people differently and at Home Help Me Care we work to define bespoke support for people living with dementia and often help families come to terms with what this means for the future. We will adapt care and support to where someone is on their dementia journey.
Someone with dementia might still have very good mobility and so we will ensure their support package includes getting out for longer walks.
Someone might have been really proud of their appearance, but can no longer order their routine to shower and great dressed. Will support them by giving gentle prompts, laying out their clothes and providing assistance with tricker aspects like buttoning shirts , putting shoes on.
We will watch for cues when they struggle with every day things (like making a sandwich) and instead of over caring for them, we will provide them with gentle discreet prompts to enable them to carry out the task. We carefully observe peoples moods and body language and adjust our style of care to suit their needs.
Sometimes, clients with dementia tell us the most fascinating stories from times gone by and whilst it is sad they have this condition, those moments when they light up the room with magical stories are truly special.
Parkinson's disease mostly affects older people but can also occur in younger adults. The symptoms are the result of the gradual degeneration of nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls body movement.
We work with people at differing stages of living with Parkinson’s. Many of those we see will talk to us about how it feels living with Parkinson’s and our job is to listen to them and provide them with the support they need. We use a range of strategies to help people with mobility constraints, whilst giving them the space to be independent.
Loneliness can strike at any time of a persons life. Caroline Abrahams, Age UK charity director says: “Loneliness can have an impact on older people’s health and wellbeing. And this is particularly true when it comes to mental health, with older people’s depression often brought on by, or exacerbated by loneliness.”
At Home Help Me Care we recognise the importance of human touch and engagement. We take the time to engage in conversation with the people we see. Our team are of a sunny disposition. We use a range of technology to enable people to connect with friends and family who live near and far.