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The lowdown on In-Home Care

The lowdown on In-Home Care

New Age Care News
June 16, 2022

What is In-Home Care?

In-home care is where a non-medical carer comes into your home, on a regular basis or full time, to help you with everyday tasks. Carers can come in for an hour a week, several hours a day or live with you.

 

What are the benefits of In-Home Care?

In-home Care has many benefits compared to residential care homes. These include:

Staying in Your own Surroundings
One of the key benefits is that you get to stay in your own familiar surroundings. This can be especially comforting for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Independence
As you are in your own home you can choose the level of support you need and also choose your own schedule. You can do things when you want, to have visitors when you wish, and go out when you wish.

One on one care
You receive personalised one on one care during your visit and have it tailored to your needs and wants. The carer can focus their full attention on you and your needs.

Cost
Depending on the care needed and the amount of time the carer is there, the cost will more often than not be cheaper than a residential care home.

 

The Different Types of In-Home Care

There are many different types of In-home Care available. Below is a brief descriptions of each.

Visiting Care (also known as domiciliary care)

Visiting Care is where a Carer or Carers visit you on a regular basis to help with daily tasks. These visits would usually be for a minimum of one hour, although a few companies offer shorter visits.

Some of the tasks that Visiting Care can help with include:

  • Morning & bedtime routines, mealtimes or any other routine you may have
  • Personal care such as washing, dressing and toileting
  • Administering medications
  • Shopping for groceries and picking up prescriptions
  • Cooking meals and cleaning
  • A taxi service to appointments
  • Organising appointments and helping with life admin.
  • A concierge service. Anything from flowers for birthdays to organising a trip to the theatre.
  • Companionship when you’d like it
  • Care for a pet

Live-In Care

Live-In Care is where a Carer or team of Carers lives with you to provide 24 hour support 7 days a week.

  • Live-In Care includes:
  • Personal care such as washing, dressing and toileting
  • Administering medicine & picking up prescriptions
  • Cooking meals and cleaning
  • Shopping and running errands
  • Organising appointments and helping with life admin.
  • Facilitating social activities
  • Companionship when you’d like it
  • Care for a pet

Short- term Care

Short-term care is where a Carer or Carers support someone for a specified time period for example, 2 weeks or 1 month. This can take the form of visiting care or live-in care depending on the circumstances. Some examples, of short term care include:

Post Op Care – is where a person needs extra help while they are recovering from an operation.

Respite Care – this is where the current Carer (usually a family member or friend) needs a break from the caring responsibilities.

End of Life Care (also known as Palliative Care) – is the support and care of someone who has a terminal illness. It involves the management of symptoms and pain and keeping the person as comfortable as possible.

Specialist Care

Specialist Care is support and care that is specific to a particular condition. This can include dementia, Parkinson’s, stroke or cerebral palsy to name a few. Usually, the Carers who provide this type of care have specialist training and experience in these conditions and so are able to provide the specific support that is needed.

 

Why Choose New Age Care?

Choosing an In-home care company can be difficult, as there are many around, but New Age Care prides itself on being different. Our management team have over 40 years combined experience in the care industry. We have seen how other care companies operate and believe there is a better way! There is so much more that can be done to enhance the lives of clients and carers, and we aim to set the new standard in care.

New Age Care’s services are tailored to our clients wishes and needs and allow customers to live independently in the comfort of their own home. We pride ourselves on forming meaningful and respectful relationships with people and are flexible and adaptable when a customer’s situation and circumstances change.

We also believe that great care begins with great people, which is why we invest so much time recruiting the right carers, paying them above the industry average, providing ongoing training and continually supporting them in their job.

 

Here are a few more reasons you should choose New Age Care:

Safeguarding – We protect your health, wellbeing and human rights.

Professionalism – We have extremely high standards and will always be professional in our interactions.

Reliable – You can count on us to be there on time, every time.

Compassionate – Our carers are trained to show empathy, respect and most importantly, listen!

Care Tailoring – We work with you and your family to create a care package that is tailored to your individual needs and wants.

Carer Matching – We spend time getting to know you and your personality and match you with the best carer, so a strong relationship is built right from the start.

To find out how we can help with your care needs, give us a call on 01926 675 967 or visit our website www.newagecare.co.uk

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