What does home care
involve?

At-home care services can provide a range of benefits. Whether you receive your day-to-day help through the local council’s social services or pay for your care privately, there are so many ways your care worker can make your life smoother. When you find your care provider, one of the first things that will happen is the creation of a long-term care plan. This will be carefully tailored to who you are, ensuring that your home care worker knows your needs and requirements in detail. Discover some of the specifics that home care can assist with.

Social care

If you receive funded care from your local social services, there are a range of ways that they can help you with your day-to-day routine. These can include assisting you with:

  • Personal hygiene – washing, shaving, dressing, helping you out of bed
  • Help with medication – collecting prescriptions and prompting you to take them
  • Incontinence care
  • Food preparation and household tasks, such as laundry

With social care, your care plan will be constrained to the tasks you find the most difficult. These are the areas that your care worker will be able to help you with whilst you continue living independently.

Private care

With private domiciliary care you have greater control over the assistance you receive. If you would like a care worker to visit for multiple hours at a time, this is entirely possible. You’ll also be able to choose how your visit is used. As well as support with the tasks covered by social care, private care can cover anything you need, including:

  • Walking and taking care of pets
  • Companionship and emotional support
  • Accompanying you to social trips and excursions
  • Helping with diet and nutrition

With the additional help that private care at home provides, people often find they can live independently for longer, simply by being supported by their care worker. This can be a huge relief and ensures that they continue to be treated with the respect they deserve. The question is, how do you organise domiciliary care?

Organising home care

To organise your personal care, all you have to do is contact the care provider that you think is the most likely to provide you with excellent care. Once you get in touch, an initial consultation will take place to cover the type of home care you could need, followed by an in-depth meeting to discuss your requirements and routines. This will guarantee a positive care experience and will demonstrate you are working with passionate people.

What does Verilife’s

On top of providing the practical aspects of care, at Verilife we make a point to emphasise empathy and compassion among all our care workers. This means that our at-home care services prioritise respect, treating people as individuals and looking after them as if they were a friend or family member.

Working with Verilife, you’ll be able to benefit from home care services that support you and help you to maintain your lifestyle. The assistance that you receive from private home care is completely in your control – we aim to support you with whatever aspects of your life are causing you difficulties. To enquire about our services, contact us at hello@verilife.co.uk or call 020 3141 9290.

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