What should you expect when a loved one needs home care?

When a dear loved one can no longer fully look after themselves in life, it is often a traumatic experience for everyone involved. The thought of change can often be scary for not only the person in need, but all close family members and friends.

The purpose of this blog post is to educate all of those out there in need of information on what they can expect when a loved one needs a source of help. When exposed to the word ‘care’, many people instantly imagine a care home designed for people close to the end of their life, but this is far from the case for many elements of daily care. Home comforts are everything to some people and the thought of moving away from those comforts is a very scary thought. 

What Do Trinity Offer?

Trinity offer home care (also known as domiciliary care) services to our clients as we understand there really is no place like home. Research also proves that those who get the right treatment and recuperate at home recover far quicker than those who stay in hospital. There are various different types of care we offer, all of which are dictated by the level of care that the client requires. This section aims to break down the different elements and the advantages for you and your loved ones. 

LIVE IN CARE 

Trinity’s live in care service provides you and your loved ones with full time support in all aspects of domiciliary care. Any individual that uses Trinity will have a live in carer that is directly suited to them through the use of our ‘matchcare service’. A bespoke home care plan is then carefully crafted around individual needs and desires.

What can you expect?

  • Full time, one to one support and personal care
  • Preparation of nutritious meals and completion of household tasks
  • Help in arrangement of outings and appointments (with transport)
  • Correspondence with nurses and help with medication 
  • Heartfelt companionship from the live in carer
  • Dedicated ‘Care Manager’ who will coordinate all home care and act as point of contact for any questions or concerns 

What are the benefits?

There are a number of benefits that our service elements unearth for you and your loved ones, including proactive encouragement to live an enriched life. The introduction of a live in carer can help maintain an ideal routine, this brings newfound peace of mind that you or your loved ones are living safely, confidently and comfortably. 

Additionally, we are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) so you know you can trust our home care is of the highest possible standards. The specialist care that Trinity provides is often more valuable for money when compared to a care home, helping you save large sums of money along the way. 

VISITING HOME CARE 

Our daily domiciliary care services enable you to live safely in your familiar home environment whilst maintaining independence. Similarly to the live in care, we offer a fully tailored care plan based on individual wants and needs. The care plan entails all those in a full time care plan, however, the carer visits on your terms – this could be once per week or multiple times per day. 

What can you expect? 

  • Companionship and home care to keep you doing what you love 
  • Help with household tasks, cooking and transportation
  • Help with washing, dressing and administering medication 
  • Encouragement to take up new hobbies and attend groups
  • A trustworthy life partner to give you all the support you need 

What are the benefits?

This care plan is more beneficial to those who need help living their day to day life at home but want to retain personal privacy. Our specially trained care providers are highly flexible and are available as often as you wish. Additional value is also found through only paying for visits that you require. Our help and guidance will ensure you or your loved one feels happier and healthier whilst having time to spend independently. Essentially visiting care is round the clock domiciliary care whenever you need us.