Home care for the elderly – how do I know if it’s right for a loved one?

Elderly people can often require help with basic day to day tasks that many people take for granted. We at Kentish Homecare know this better than anyone and that’s why we personally endorse home care for the elderly as a way of making sure that they are sufficiently cared for. There’s no reason that quality of life should decline as you get older or less able – elderly home care is one way of ensuring this.

What does home care actually involve?

Home care tends to be a more health care-based service. It’s often the first thing suggested when someone requires the help offered in an assisted living facility, but they don’t wish to move into one or aren’t able to.

At Kentish Homecare, we know that people deserve to have their freedom, which is why our home care for the elderly aims to help them in a way that won’t interfere with their everyday lives. Ultimately, no one of any age or any ability would enjoy being forced out of their home when there’s no need for them to be.

That’s where we come in, offering a service that helps the elderly by giving them care in their own home and allowing them to continue living their life with only minor interference. It really is the best of both worlds.

Home care for the elderly is highly recommended

For elderly people who might not be strong enough to live completely independently, but who don’t feel as though they need to leave home, our services at Kentish Homecare are the ideal solution. Our aim is to give everyone the best quality of living so that they don’t feel as though they are being left behind- all whilst giving family, friends, and caregivers peace of mind.

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When 24hr care in the home might be a necessity

Sometimes, care is something that has to be given around the clock. An elderly person is just as likely to need assistance during the night as any other time. In fact, they might need services during the night more than at any other point. Luckily, we at Kentish Homecare understand this, which is why we offer 24hr care in the home.

Full services around the clock

Sometimes, taking care of someone isn’t just as simple as arranging something for either during the day or during the night. Instead, they can require assistance pretty much constantly. For this reason, Kentish Homecare know that a 24hr care service is something that could benefit a lot of people.

Most often, people only require assistance for maybe an hour or two a day, or at least can schedule when exactly they’ll need help. However, 24-hour care in the home is sometimes a necessity and an elderly person can become reliant on this. We can assure you that our staff is more than capable of taking on this task so you don’t have to worry about a friend or loved one.

24 hour care covers a lot. It can include the likes of bathing or showering, helping with hygiene-based tasks such as brushing teeth,helping with clothes and hair and preparing meals for them throughout the day, as well as snacks. Also, they might need help getting fed or going to the toilet, both of which can be done by our professionals.

Experts on 24h care

You can’t deny that sometimes, 24hr care in the home is a necessity. If you have a family and a job, then there’s no way you can be expected to take this burden on yourself which is why you should strongly consider Kentish Homecare and the services that we offer. We go beyond what is expected of us and can assure you that every elderly person in our care is well looked after.

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Sitting services- because everyone needs a break sometimes

Sitting services for the elderly should be of particular interest to you if you are someone who is taking regular care of an elderly person. A time may come when you can’t put 100% into your care routine (it  may be that you need a break or that you can’t make it for a few days) – this where our sitting services come in.

There’s no shame in admitting that you want to have a short rest from care-giving. After all, we know better than most that it can be a very demanding task and isn’t one that should be entered into lightly.

Why sitting services are so important

If you are usually the main carer for someone, it’s understandable that you may not be on the top of your care game at all times. Care may take it’s toll on you, but this doesn’t have to compromise the quality of care your loved one receives.

If you need a break, it isn’t easy to get a friend or another member of the family to take over – people have their own lives, after all. Thankfully, Kentish Home Care can be of assistance.

As well as providing general care services, a sitting service comes with another benefit; company. One of the main functions of a carer is that they provide company for the elderly and it makes for a nice change to have someone else to communicate with.

Kentish Home Care – a care company you can trust

When you decide to use Kentish Town for its sitting services for the elderly, you can be 100% worry-free. All essential care tasks will be done.

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Around the clock care for your loved ones – it matters

It’s easy to think of caring as something that only needs doing throughout the day, but this often isn’t the case. Many people can need just as much care during the night as during the day. However, this isn’t always a simple task for family and friends to undertake.

How we could be of help in this department

Overnight care for the elderly is very important – Kentish Homecare know this. We urge anyone who has the slightly inkling that a loved one may require overnight care to contact us – even if it’s only for a few days or so.

There are different types of overnight care to choose from. It all depends on the individuals needs, requirements, and any ailments they may have, but we can accommodate them no matter what they may be.

We offer two overnight care services: Waking Service and Sitting Service. The former means that a care giver will be on-hand all night to see to the patient whenever required and they will even stay awake all night if necessary. The latter means that the care giver can nap, but is there for whenever the patient needs assistance during the night.

Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity

If you think that overnight care for the elderly is a service that could benefit you, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with Kentish Homecare. Remember that taking care of the elderly is a big responsibility and it’s in their best interest to get all the necessary care they can, even if it’s during the night. Our service ensures that they are always feeling comfortable, safe, and as well as possible, even when you can’t be there.

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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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