Elderly personal affairs can be taken care of with ease

One worry that you might have when it comes to any extended hospitalisation is what is going to happen in terms of your personal affairs. Nobody wants to think of the worst, but sometimes we have to. Plans can be in place for if something bad does happen through Kentish Homecare, who aim to give you peace of mind in this area.

Elderly personal affairs are of great importance to Kentish Homecare and their staff is on-hand to help when it comes to bill payments and collections. They will make sure that nothing goes wrong when it comes to any money that is owed to you. They will handle the situation in a very professional manner, even if it means sitting with you to create a schedule that means you can be sure that everything is being paid.

You also don’t have to worry if you deal with finances online because the staff from Kentish Homecare can deal with this, making sure to keep a record for you to keep and look over. This should assure you that there is nothing to be worried about in the case of an emergency so you can focus on your recovery and not on financial concerns.

As well as this, Kentish Homecare doesn’t just sort out the bills when it comes to elderly personal affairs. This service will also help you out in terms of shopping and entertainment. If you wish to get out of the house, your care giver can assist you when you go to the shops or, if you’d rather stay at home, then they will go for you with a list that you have written. Alternatively, your care giver can also go with you to a restaurant or to the cinema.

With the goal of giving you as much independence as possible, whilst also taking care of your personal affairs, Kentish Homecare is there for you when you are most in need.

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Personal affairs management from Kentish Homecare- the most reliable around.

One of Kentish Homecare’s main values is that privacy, independence, and dignity should not be compromised regardless of how much care you or a loved one requires.  The same applies with personal affairs, even though it may seem slightly contradictory.

Personal affairs is a rather broad form of care, as it can apply to many things. Our brand of personal affairs involves anything from making sure bills are paid, to food shopping, to a trip to the cinema. Whatever it is that you require in terms of personal affairs management, we can create a bespoke care plan that is tailored exactly to you or a loved one’s needs.

A primary concern of the elderly or those suffering from / recovering from injury or illness is ensuring that bills are paid on time. Our staff can make sure that all bills are paid and any monies such as a pension collected, regardless of if it’s done physically or online, and make sure that you have the necessary receipts or records for your files.

If you wish to do any of this yourself, your care provider can sit with you or accompany you to ensure that everything is done correctly. As well as more mundane tasks, such as paying bills, your care provider can assist with any entertainment or leisure activities.
If you fancy a shopping trip, be it for clothes, food, or for anything else, your caregiver can assist you on a trip, or you can create a list of items for your caregiver to pick up. It depends entirely on capabilities or personal preference.

Your caregiver can also accompany you on a trip to the cinemas, a restaurant, or any other place of leisure; it isn’t all about making sure bills are paid, after all!

For more information on what our personal affairs service offers, or to arrange a bespoke care plan for you or a loved one, contact Kentish Homecare today.

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Do you or a loved one require help with meal preparation? A senior meal preparation service might be the right answer.

If you’re elderly, suffering/recovering from an injury or illness, or all of the above, ensuring that you’re eating correctly can become difficult.

Many senior care services will offer some form of meal preparation service. If you are already benefiting from a care service, don’t be afraid to enquire about assistance with meal preparation. If you currently don’t receive help from a caregiver, and you’re finding eating well difficult, a quick internet search will bring up local care companies, who will most likely offer a meal prep service.

Most caregivers will work with your doctor or dietician whilst in the process of creating a care plan. This will help to take any allergies or dietary requirements into consideration, especially if any, requirements are due to an illness or condition. This will also ensure that your plan for meal preparation still provides adequate nutrition, as well as making sure that the plan isn’t repetitive.  You can also choose to use your own recipes, request that your carer suggests meals, or a mix of the two.

Of course, everybody has different needs, and care companies will respect this. Regardless of which aspect of meal preparation you find difficult (it could be anything from suddenly having to adapt to a new diet due to an illness, to worrying about safety whilst using cooking appliances, to physical limitations that stop you from going to the kitchen when you wish to), they will be able to create a plan that fits your needs exactly. Even if it’s just the one meal a day that you feel like you struggle with (this could be due to tiredness, not being in the company of friends or family, etc.), don’t be afraid to enquire about help with meal preparation.

The main factor that will affect your meal plan is how confident and independent you feel in the kitchen, and your health. For example, you may be able to handle cooking appliances safely, but you are simply struggling to prepare the food in the first place. If this was the case, a caregiver could prepare a variety of meals at a time and freeze them for you. All you would have to do is select a meal and reheat it. If you feel less capable of handling food and kitchen appliances safely, your caregiver could perform the entire process.

Your caregiver will most likely be able to prepare snacks and beverages also. This is ideal if you are perhaps helped out by friends or family during the day, but find yourself hungry or thirsty on a night.

If you’re fine preparing meals, and you only find going to the shops for food a struggle, you may also benefit from a form of personal affairs service. Most care companies will offer this. Personal affairs is quite a broad term when it comes to care, and can include anything from food shopping, to making sure your bills are paid on time.

Whichever care company you find yourself receiving help with meal preparation from, they’ll likely be highly adaptable regarding the amount of time you need a meal preparation service for.  Even if it’s just for a week whilst you recover from a stay in hospital, or for a longer period of time, they’ll be very happy to help, so don’t hesitate to enquire.

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Ensure your loved ones get the housekeeping services they deserve with Kentish Homecare.

Finding the correct housekeeping services for seniors can be trying if you’re unsure where to start. If you’re elderly, or suffering from/ recovering from an injury or illness, housekeeping can be one of the hardest things to keep up with. Tasks will quickly pile up, and if left too long, can lead to poor hygiene or health.

A bespoke housekeeping service from Kentish Homecare can solve all of this. We understand that even though you/ a loved one may struggle to perform certain housekeeping tasks, it shouldn’t mean that independence, dignity, or privacy should be compromised.

The service that you/ a loved one will receive massively depends on the amount of care that you need, or the certain tasks that you can/cannot perform.

If you/ a loved one requires 24-hour care, your 24-hour carer will most likely be able to keep up with basic chores such as washing dishes, making beds, sweeping or dusting. You may want to enlist the help of a friend, a professional, or a family member if your home requires deep cleaning, though.

If it’s just housekeeping services you or a loved one requires, a personal care plan can be created, which will state which housekeeping duties are needed on certain days. This could be anything from vacuuming, washing windows, mopping, or doing laundry.

These services can be performed for any amount of time required, be it recovering for a week after a stay in hospital, or for a longer period of time.

Don’t be afraid to be meticulous when arranging a care plan for yourself or for a loved one. We care deeply about all of our clients, and take specific requirements or needs very seriously.

For more information on housekeeping services, or if you require any other form of care, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Kentish Homecare today.

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Night care service for seniors

Kentish Home Care is here for you if you or a family member need high quality night care services for seniors. If you or the person that needs care experience problems they require assistance with throughout the night, we can help. Our services are designed to ensure everyone gets the rest that they need, safe in the knowledge that quality care is being provided even in the small hours.

Getting a good night’s rest

There’s no denying that being a care giver can be tough. Providing care can be very satisfying, but it can also be tiring. If you are able to help during the days and evenings, but not in the night, we can bridge the gap. We’re one of the most highly-regarded care companies in the area and always go the extra mile to deliver the outstanding service our clients are looking for. Our night care services for seniors allow daytime carers such as friends, family members or partners to go “off duty”, allowing them to get the good night’s sleep they require safe in the knowledge that their loved one is receiving the quality care that they need.

Waking and Sitting Services

Not all people need the same kind of night care service for seniors. This is why we offer two different main types of night care, which are Waking Service and Sitting Service. If you or the elderly person need constant care throughout the night, a Waking Service could be the ideal option. If they need some help but not constant care, Sitting Service may be the right choice. With sitting service, care givers are able to nap, but are always available if the client needs them. We will discuss your options with you in depth so you can reach an informed decision on which form of care is the most suitable.

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Housekeeping services for the disabled

Kentish Home Care can assist you if you’re an elderly person who requires a little help with some housekeeping duties. We know how important it is to many elderly people to stay in their own homes for as long as possible, but if there are some tasks you are having trouble with, we can bridge the gap. Maybe you’re recovering from an illness or an operation and are no longer able to perform certain housekeeping duties, but are fully competent to complete other tasks? Then our services could be an ideal match for you.

Maintain your independence

We are here to help you maintain the independence you’re used to. Housekeeping duties can pile up and become daunting rather quickly, but we can help you cope with these challenges by offering regular cleaning and completing errands on your behalf on a daily basis. The chores we could be helping you with might include washing up, dusting tables and making beds to give some examples. We can also help you with duties that only need to be completed once or twice every week such as vacuuming, doing laundry and mopping.

Get all the help you need

At Kentish Home Care, we’re also able to offer valuable deep clean and sanitising services. This could be the case if you’re about to return from the hospital or if your home needs extra attention for health reasons. We can work with you or your family to outline the tasks that need to be done before acting accordingly. Whether it’s scrubbing bathrooms, mopping, dusting, vacuuming or linen-cleaning that needs to be completed, you can count on us to do everything in our power to provide you with the valuable housekeeping services you need, so why not get in touch today to find out more?

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Benefits of respite care for the elderly

There are many benefits attached to respite care for elderly people. Respite care providers like Kentish Home Care can help if an elderly person’s primary carer needs a break to recharge their batteries after a lengthy spell of looking after a loved one. Many elderly people are drawn to staying in their own homes as opposed to moving into sheltered accommodation, which means family members often need to be called upon to provide care. No matter how good relations between the elderly person and the person providing the care are, it’s inevitable that the carer will require a break at some point. This is where Kentish Home Care comes in.

Time to unwind

Sometime the elderly person is not the only big responsibility that the caregiver has. Respite care provides carers with the opportunity to get away from it all for a few days safe in the knowledge that the person they care for is getting the attention that they need to stay healthy and happy. Kentish Home Care can help if you’re a caregiver that requires a little time for yourself. Respite care also allows the elderly person to spend time away from their carer. It gives carers the time they need to focus on personal or business matters, or to simply relax.
Get the amount of care you need

We can provide respite care for a few hours or several days. Care can consist of all sorts of help, from personal care like bathing, dressing and help getting out of bed to practical home care including cooking, cleaning and washing. We can also provide the elderly person with assistance on medication whilst spending quality time with them if this is needed. Talk to Kentish Home Care today if you need to arrange respite care for an elderly person as soon as possible.

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Working with patients with physical disabilities

We have vast experience when it comes to working with and supporting patients with physical disabilities. At Kentish Home Care, we specialise in helping disabled people enjoy as much freedom and independence as possible whilst keeping them safe within their homes. If you need to find help for someone who struggles with bathing, cooking, dressing or other activities within the home, we can help. We can even assist you or them with activities like shopping and paying bills.

Bespoke care plans

Why not talk to us today if you’re living with a physical disability, or need to arrange help for someone that does? We are happy to look at unique, specific circumstances in order to create bespoke care plans that fully address all relevant issues and allow our clients to live the most prosperous lives possible. We have been working with patients with physical disabilities for more than a quarter of a century and are renowned for our flexibility. This flexibility means we can be hired on an as-needed basis, or provide round-the-clock care. We understand that you may want to ask a large number of questions before you come to a decision on whether to work with us. Why not contact us today if you do have any queries about the services we provide?

First-class person-centred care

We have the utmost respect for our clients’ privacy and dignity and pride ourselves on the quality of the person-centred care we provide. Risks present in the home are always assessed thoroughly to diminish the chances of accidents occuring, and our clients are able to contact us at any point if they have any queries or require any extra assistance. Why not get in touch today to find out more about the work we do for people with physical disabilities at Kentish Care Home?

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First-class patient assistance services

Help is at hand if you require quality patient assistance services from a leading team. At Kentish Homecare, we have the resources and expertise needed to deliver the outstanding homecare that you’re looking for, whether you need help with rehabilitation personally or are seeking assistance on behalf of a loved one. Returning to a normal life after coming out of hospital can be challenging, but we can step in to help elderly patients get the independence and freedom they require within their home.

Filling in the gaps

It’s vital that you don’t overstretch yourself during your period of recovery. We can help with all sorts of duties, from cooking, cleaning and housework to arranging medication, walking pets and more. Whilst you may be able to perform some duties successfully following a hospital visit, some may be more daunting. We can fill in the gaps and give you all the assistance you need during your recovery. If family members simply don’t have the time to give you all the support you require, why not get in touch with us today to find out more about the bespoke services we offer to elderly people seeking patient assistance services? Kentish Home Care is one of the region’s most reputable homecare services, and we always go the extra mile to meet your expectations.

Tailoring services to you

We always work hard to gain a full understanding of your situation so we can deliver the right kind of care. We can even help you with activities such as shopping if your health problems are particularly severe. Having helped hundreds of recovering elderly people retain their independence and remain safe in their homes, you can count on us to deliver the outstanding patient assistance services that you require, so why not call today to find out more?

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Help for family caregivers

Help for family caregivers

Caring for an elderly parent can be highly rewarding, but it can also be exhausting too. If you need to take a break to recharge your batteries but still require first-class support to be given to a loved one, we can step in. At Kentish Home Care, we can help with an array of activities such as helping your relative eat, dress and bath, remember their medications, housekeeping and more. We can give you the assistance you need and help you rest assured that your loved one is still receiving the care, attention and support they require.

First-class respite care

Respite care enables family caregivers to get the rest they need. It can be booked on an hourly, daily or weekly basis and allows you to unwind or focus on other urgent matters. Whether you need help for an afternoon here and there or for a longer period of time, we are more than happy to step in to deliver the necessary services. Caring for an aging relative can be tiring and even overwhelming, and once you start to feel drained, the quality of care you’re giving can start to slip due to no fault of your own. We can help you remain in a positive mental state, giving you time to enjoy hobbies and interests or simply give other duties the attention they require.

Sharing care duties with you

Why not talk to us today if you’ve been looking for extra support for family caregivers? Combining family and respite care can be a highly-efficient way of ensuring your needs and those of a loved one are met without your family member’s safety and health being thrown into jeopardy. We are waiting to hear from you if you require first-class respite care, so get in touch today.

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