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How can your carer help you?

How can your carer help you?
Date published: 22 June 2023 Author: Zoe Armbrust Categories:

Care workers have a crucial role assisting older or vulnerable adults in their everyday lives. So, how can your carer help you or a family member? Our home care services extend beyond housework, laundry and shopping. We share other areas where carers can offer support and can make a real difference to people’s standard of living.

Carers can assist you with personal care

There are a few ways carers can help with personal care, including showering, bathing and hair washing. They can also help you dry off after bathing, as well as applying skin creams and filing finger nails.

Many of our clients need help with toileting, especially if they have incontinence issues. We can help people change into clean underwear, replacing pads. Our carers also provide assistance with catheter and stoma care.

We place great importance on respecting our clients’ dignity at all times. Our care team are trained to care for you as if you were a member of their own family. In fact, many carers forge a strong friendship bond with our clients.

Collecting and administering medication

Medication must be administered at specified intervals to ensure people stay well, whether this is once or four times’ a day. Some of our clients just need a quick visit at regular times to help them take any pills and medicine.

Carers can also collect prescriptions and accompany you to GP and hospital appointments, as well as performing their own welfare checks. They can also drop off urine specimens and other samples with the GP when family members are at work.

Preparing and cooking meals

Our home care workers can help with your full dinner routine, which includes preparing and cooking a variety of meals. Our carers will use your choice of ingredients, including any cultural preferences. Whether you’re a vegetarian, pescatarian, you don’t eat certain meats or you require kosher food, we can prepare and help you cook your favourite meals.

Companionship and outings

Loneliness is a big problem for elderly people. Our carers provide much-needed companionship, which can be as simple as having a cuppa and a chat. They can take you on day trips, social visits with your friends, or to day centres. Our care team can accompany you to community activities, such as exercise classes or craft sessions.

Religious or cultural excursions

Carers can accompany you to church or a religious festival, and can assist you with a range of cultural or religious needs. This includes being escorted to a mosque or temple for prayers or visits to see a Vicar, Iman, Brahmin or a Rabbi.

One of the main advantages of our hourly care service is the fact that our clients can build an ongoing relationship with our carers. They will get to know your likes and dislikes.

Promedica24 offers a flexible hourly home care service in Blaby and Lutterworth, South Leicestershire. You will enjoy peace of mind that your loved one is receiving quality care in the comfort of their own home.

For more details, please email Lisa Colver: L.Colver@promedica24.co.uk

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