In the UK, 6.5 million people care for a loved one. This is often on top of busy work and family life. Caring for a loved one can be deeply emotional and tiring, but you don’t need to do it alone. We’re here to help, with as little as 30 minutes care to full 24-hour support. It really is ok to ask for help.
Benefits of care at home:
Quality time for both service user and care giver
Asking for help allows the family carer some much-needed time off, while providing peace of mind that their loved one is being looked after safely. It also means that when the family are all together, they can focus on quality time rather than having to carry out tasks or domestic chores.
A carer that visits the home can also provide companionship and friendship. They can accompany the service user on walks, visits to the shops, trips to the theatre or play cards and games at home. Research suggests that those with higher levels of social interaction are healthier overall.
An at home carer will provide one-to-one care and complete focus during the time they are with the service user. They can support the client with daily task such as washing and dressing, administering medication and domestic services. A lasting bond can be created between a regular carer and the client.
The carers at Cambridge Care Company are trained to administer medication and can ensure that the client receives the prescribed medication at the correct times. It can be worrying for family members if their loved one is forgetting to take doses, but the home carer can take responsibility for the client’s medication management.
Help around the home
A carer can help to maintain a safe and healthy living environment by taking over some of the light domestic tasks. This can include washing up, laundry, dusting and vacuuming.
Here at Cambridge Care Company we provide a comprehensive range of services that help clients to stay in their homes as long as they wish. Every service user receives a personalised care plan tailored to them and their needs. Call us on 01638 561100 to discuss your requirements.