Elderly medication management – it’s all sorted with Kentish Homecare

Elderly medication management is of vital importance when it comes to your loved one’s health. Here at  Kentish Homecare, we know this better than anyone.

Our staff are fully trained, qualified, and experience to manage medication – regardless of your loved one’s needs, requirements, or any ailments they may have.

Trust our staff with any medical issues

If someone suffers from a chronic illness, or is even just recovering from surgery, then it is essential that they take the correct medication at the correct times. This is when it becomes crucial to have a care worker on-hand to help towards never missing a dosage.

Because we can work closely with the doctors of said elderly person, our staff will be more than capable of setting up a schedule for them. This means that they are free to enjoy their lives a bit more, whilst also not having to worry about remembering when it is that they need to stop and see to their medication.

Our staff are all professionally trained in all aspects of menaging medication, alongside other aspects of caregiving.

Medication management – not something you should neglect

Kentish Homecare is one of the most efficient places around when it comes to elderly medication management. We know better than anyone the importance that medication has for the elderly, which is why we work our hardest at ensuring they have the best management possible when it comes to such an important part of their life.

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How personal care assessments work

Personal care assessments are something that can be necessary for certain people, especially if they happen to suffer from a chronic illness or are recovering from surgery. This is when Kentish Homecare recommend that you put aside ego and seek the help of our services. Even though we understand that people wish to maintain a certain level of independence, sometimes this just isn’t a viable option and they need to accept that they might need just a little assistance.

Going about creating a plan

Kentish Homecare hire only the people we know are best-suited for the job, so you don’t have to worry about whether or not our member of staff will be up for the task of personal care.  The thing to remember is that there is no plan that is suitable for everyone, because every individual has their own unique circumstances and will require different needs and services. We understand this and aim to tackle the issue in a unique way with each person who requires our help.

When it comes to the personal care assessment, a member of our time will look at your current situation in terms of your health and then actually work alongside you in crafting up a plan that you find suitable. As personal care assessments are vitally important, you should take this time to voice any worry you might have or ask the carer a question that you haven’t  managed to find the answer to. It is also reasonable to want a close friend or family member with you during such a time, so you simply have to request this and then an appropriate time for everybody can be arranged.

The importance of assessments

If you are someone who is in need of care, then personal care assessments are very important because they will establish exactly what needs to be done. It gives you a chance to discuss things first-hand with a professional and to put together exactly what needs to be done in terms of your own individual care needs, therefore paving the way for your recovery.

Kentish Homecare take this topic very seriously and you can find out all the appropriate information regarding the assessments through the page on our website.

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The seriousness of medication management for seniors

Medication management for seniors is a very serious topic for us at Kentish Homecare. In order to ensure that you are treated in the right way during your time with us, we make it a priority that every member of staff is trained so that they work closely with your doctor. This way, they know for certain what medicines you need and on what basis. You don’t have to worry about keeping track of multiple tablets and getting confused, because our carers will be on-hand to assist you.

How the management works

When it comes to home care, medication is vital because it is one of the main ways in which a person is able to either recover or make it through the day. With medication management for seniors, we have found that they often have to take quite a few medications in one day and that this can get quite puzzling for them as they struggle to keep up with exactly which ones to take and at one time. A lot of the time, they feel like their entire day is based around remembering to take pills instead of living.

In order to tackle this problem, our staff will make sure that they are able to set up a schedule in which you can easily abide by, whilst also being able to enjoy your free time as well. Because they are in contact with your doctor, the carers will be able to label everything clearly for you, telling you which one to take and at what time. This way, you can concentrate on enjoying your life.

Making sure everything is in place

As you can see, we take the medication management for seniors very seriously and aim to help those in our care in the best way we can. There is no better way for our carers to assure they are doing this right than by working closely with the patient’s doctor and this exactly the service we provide.

You can read all about the way we handle medication at Kentish Homecare through the section on our website. Hopefully, this will answer any remaining questions you might have.

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The Importance of a Home Safety Assessment for the Elderly

A home safety assessment for the elderly is something that Kentish Homecare treats as a top priority. It is vitally important to us that the people in our care are given the best possible attention and this extends to their place of residence. As our services rely heavily on help around the home, there is every precaution put in place so that our elderly patients are as safe as they can possibly be and don’t need to be concerned that anything could go wrong in that department.

Measures taken to assure safety

A lot of people may still be worried about any unfortunate incidents happening around the house even after they have enlisted the help of a professional from Kentish Homecare. However, you don’t have to worry about any risks from the house itself as they are always assessed to make sure that they don’t offer any chance of an accident occurring. This is something we do so that both those in need of care and their loved ones will have the peace of mind in knowing that they will be safe.

This is extended to other areas of the home, too. Our team are all fully-trained when it comes to food safety and so can cook you meals in your own home without you needing to panic about whether or not they comply with safety regulations. They will also make sure that your medication is managed in the correct manner and that the safest course of action is taken for services during the night. No matter what, careful consideration is taken when it comes to home safety assessments for the elderly in order to guarantee that nothing goes wrong.

Safety is our main concern

There is nothing we at Kentish Homecare want more than for our clients to feel as though they are safe in their own homes and that is why we make sure, through a vigorous home safety assessment, that this is the case. Home care is our business and we are determined to keep it as secure as can be.

For any information regarding our services, please check out our website, which will offer you the chance to read up on anything you might feel you should know.

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Need senior home care? Look no further than Beckenham

Everybody wants to feel independent and that’s understandable. After all, we grow up learning than the main aspiration in life should be to move out and own your own place, becoming a self-sufficient adult. However, there are times when this is not possible and you might need just a little bit of help in order to accomplish something.

Kentish Homecare provides home care for all those who are in need of it. If you are elderly, have an illness or are just recovering after surgery, some home care can be what you need and it can be provided for you with ease. This is especially true if you are an elderly person residing in Beckenham, where the quality is truly guaranteed.

Senior home care in Beckenham is amongst the best in the country. A district of London, Beckenham has experienced a population growth over the years and so accommodates a lot of people, meaning that there are quite a few in need of home care. Kentish Homecare understand how important this is, and that’s why they’ve made it a priority that everywhere receive the best service, Beckenham being no exception.

The staff from Kentish Homecare are skilled in a variety of areas that can be of help to you, including helping you shower, get dressed, brush your teeth or any other personal tasks. They can also be of assistance around the house, doing chores such as cleaning and washing the dishes. Whatever you require, they will be on-hand to help you, whilst also giving you a sense of independence as they will only do as much as you ask.

Therefore, if you are in Beckenham and are wondering about senior home care in the area then there’s no need to worry. This region offers a particularly good service and Kentish Homecare is delighted to provide this to you in order for you to get ahead in your home care needs.

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Need help during rehabilitation? Kentish Homecare is here

A person can be at their most vulnerable when they first come out of hospital and require rehabilitation. This is when they are need of all the assistance they can get in order to be able to complete everyday tasks. These can often be very basic, such as eating, and yet are something that a person needs help with.

Thousands of elderly people require the help of home care in the United Kingdom and a lot of them will be going through rehabilitation. That’s why a service in this area is so important and is a necessity for so many people. The adjustment to life outside the hospital can be very taxing, especially to an elderly person who might already have trouble doing certain tasks.

Kentish Homecare provide an elderly rehabilitation service that aims to help the client get back into the swing of things in a timely and efficient manner. Nobody wants to feel as though they are being a burden on their friends and family, even though you know they would be more than happy to help.

Sometimes, an outside source is the best solution and that’s where Kentish Homecare comes in, taking the weight of responsibility off the shoulders of others and helping the client in any way that they can. This means that the person in question will be able to feel better about the whole situation and start their rehabilitation in a relaxing manner.

When on the road to recovery after a stay in the hospital, there’s a lot of tasks you might not be up to doing that a care giver from Kentish Homecare can help you with. Whether it’s assistance with walking, or help in other areas such as bathing, washing, dressing, cooking or cleaning, there will always be someone on-hand to help you with whatever you may require.

Therefore, don’t suffer your rehabilitation feeling bad. This is a time when you should be trying to relax as much as possible and the elderly rehabilitation service from Kentish Homecare is here to help you with that.

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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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