What happens and why people are late. At ‘The Homecare People’ we are focussed on keeping this to the minimum, but things happen.
Graham Wilson, The Managing Director of ‘The Homecare People’ discusses why?
How many carers
The issue of carers and why is is important to have a ‘care team’. Graham Wilson, the Managing Director of ‘The Homecare People’ discusses why?
Changing levels of care
During the process of caring for our clients which is often spread out over many years, or even decades the need for our clients level of care often changes as they get older, or recover from an illness.
In this video Graham Wilson our Managing Director discusses how this can impact our clients, their families and us.
Our Home Care Services
Enabling independence at home is all about delivering support where it is needed most, with services selected to suit each client.
The Homecare People are here to provide as much or as little support as desired, whether that is an hour on an occasional basis or on a regular visit schedule leading up to 24-hour live-in support in the Wokingham area.
We also provide support for carer/family rest breaks.
Our list of services is a guide of the most frequently requested home care services, so if you need support with anything that is not listed please do not hesitate to ask. We are confident that we can meet your exact requirements and would be delighted to be given the opportunity to do so.
Often our help is provided with the support of families and sometimes we support GP’s and other healthcare professionals with their care plans.
Personal Home Care Service
- Help with getting up and going to bed
- Help with bathing
- Help with dressing and undressing
- Help with continence and going to the toilet
- Taking medicines
- Preparing nutritious meals and help with eating well
Who do we help at home?
- Anyone who simply feels certain tasks are becoming difficult and could use a little support and companionship
- Those with dementia, Parkinson’s or other cognitive difficulties
- People with physical difficulties that may limit their capabilities at home
- Families who worry they can’t give enough time to supporting parents or perhaps don’t have the skills to be able to help
- Carers who need support for themselves
Support in and around the home
- Dusting and vacuuming [light]
- Cleaning bathrooms and kitchens [ light]
- Changing bed linen and towels
- Laundry and ironing
- Deep cleaning can be provided if required.
- Shopping for weekly groceries
- Help with preparing and planning meals
- Assistance with managing bill payments
- Walking the dogs, feeding pets, watering plants
- Companionship visits at home or….
- Encouraging and maintaining contact with family and friends
- Help with reading and keeping up with correspondence
- Accompanying on holidays, day trips or other short breaks
- Escorting home from hospital
- Rehabilitation support
- Visits into the community i.e. to the Doctors, Hairdressers, Hospital, and Pensions etc.
- Help with hobbies and supporting exercise.
- Arranging and accompanying to prayer and worship meetings
- Bringing a smile and fresh approach to your day
We see this service as quite special and were most grateful of the following comments…
We wanted to write to thank you and your staff [ especially Julie and Eirlys] for all the wonderful care you gave to Sheila in the last months of her life and continue to give to Peter. The support and understanding since Mum passed away has been magnificent. It is such a comfort to know that my parents are looked after so well and we wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how much it is appreciated.
Kind regards A&J W Twyford
I would be grateful if you would pass on all my thanks to your carers for all they did for R over the past few months. We both appreciated their care, kindness and humour that kept us both going during this difficult time. The house is very quiet now with no hospital bed going up and down, no hum of the air mattress and no laughter when the carers were dealing with R.
With my grateful thanks to you and all the carers.
Mrs LL Woosehill
Thank you Graham, Spencer,Julie, Gemma H and all your carers for all they did so efficiently even though it meant a lot of change of their times and meant HB staying on Monday night and GH on Tuesday night. I feel extremely grateful as if it had not been possible for the two agencies to handle the matter as you did I would have obviously had to go to a hospital and as you know I would not have appreciated it at all.
Mr PL Waltham St Lawrence
There are no words to express how profoundly grateful we are for the wonderful care you gave Dad, not just physical care but emotional care as well. The unfailing kindness and thoughtfulness of his carers, who always seemed to go above and beyond, was something we appreciated more than anything you will ever know. It was always a great comfort to us that Dad was so well cared for and looked after. If Dad were still here we know he would join us in saying thank you for everything you did.
A&J W Twyford (6th May, 2017)