Overnight care is for those that live with a complex condition, overnight home care allows people to receive the support they need during the night whilst remaining safe and cared for in their own homes.
“The whole journey so far with Trinity has been first class, from the initial contact over the phone to the care itself. I had been let down by other carers but Trinity could not do enough to make sure I had the care I needed. Everyone you speak to loves working for the organisation which says a lot.”
- Trinity Homecare Client
How to arrange emergency care
Arranging emergency care is easy with Trinity Homecare. If you or a loved one is facing unforeseen circumstances and need emergency home care here is how you can implement it quickly:
- Call Trinity Homecare today on 0207 183 4884
- The Trinity care team will immediately give support, advice, and recommendations about the next steps
- A rapid response care needs assessment will be carried out by the care team, either in your home or at the hospital
- A professional and experienced Trinity carer will be by your side within 24 hours
- The Trinity care team will keep in touch, reviewing your care alongside your carer, allowing any adjustments to happen quickly and effortlessly
How to prepare for an emergency
In some circumstances, it is possible to prepare for emergencies before they happen. This may be the case if a loved one has a complex health condition and is cared for by family members, for example. If the primary carer falls sick or is called away expectantly, emergency care will need to be put in place.
It’s good to plan for these types of situations. When we are faced with emergencies it can be difficult to think clearly or have time to collaborate with family to find solutions, especially when emotions are heightened. Preparing an emergency plan can save a lot of time and worry.
An emergency care plan should include:
- Contact details of a local care provider who you have already researched
- Decide which friend or family member can be called on to stay with the person needing care until it is implemented. Having a backup person can also be helpful and include their contact details in the plan
- Make sure important documents are readily available, such as the person’s ID and full address details along with any information about any existing health conditions/medications
- Make sure several friends or family have access to the emergency care plan and include the contact details of these people in the plan
“Trinity helped us through a fast-changing, challenging, and unpredictable medical situation with an elderly family member – and the service was excellent. Management was friendly, reactive, and flexible, advocating for us to obtain other NHS services and referrals. Big thanks to you all.”
- Dan J
How to avoid emergencies
Some emergencies are avoidable, especially if we consider the risks that our elderly loved ones may be exposed to. For example, trips and falls are extremely common and can be very serious in elderly people.
According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 30% of people over 65 and 50% of people older than 80 fall at least once a year. One in ten (10%) falls result in hospital visits for people aged 75-79, and for people over 80 one in five (20%) will be admitted to hospital as the result of a fall. Hip fractures are also the most common reason older people need emergency anaesthesia and surgery, and the most common cause of accidental death.
Most of these accidents can be avoided if the right provisions are put in place. Early home care providers can significantly reduce the chances of an elderly person having accidents in the home. Professional home carers, such as those at Trinity Homecare, are trained in how to reduce trip and fall hazards in the home, as well as being able to give assistance with mobility to move around safely, remove clutter, and identify where home aids may be useful.
Many older people fear that home care will take away their cherished independence, but on the contrary, it enables independence by supporting the person to remain living comfortably and safely at home, reducing the risk of accidents and increasing their overall well-being and quality of life.
If you think an elderly loved one could benefit from home care get in touch with us today on 0207 183 4884 to find out how we can help.