Different Care Support Solutions
Your care needs may not just be for personal care, you may need a companion and a housekeeper too. Your needs may be short term, convalescent, respite or holiday care or more longer term.
With so many care solutions available, let Sunshine Care assist you with:
- Live-in Care
- Respite Care at Home
- Residential Care
- Personal Assistant
- Nurse Agency
- Nurse Recruitment
Types of Care available
This type of care support involves helping people in their own home and maintaining their independence. Care Support Workers or Personal Assistants(PA’s) can help in many different ways - for example, by providing a little extra assistance with day-to-day activities including helping with personal care, household tasks, or providing companionship. They can also provide care in the home for people who have more specialised requirements including round-the-clock care. Or they can be there just when they are needed, providing help when you come out of hospital, visiting you when you need reassurance or have a health concern.
24-Hour Live-in Care
Reaching the decision that full time care is required can be difficult, especially when coupled with the possibility of having to sell the family home and the distress and upheaval that a move to an unfamiliar environment can bring.
Choosing how to handle the care of a loved one in their later years is a difficult decision; you want to do what’s best for your family. There is no right or wrong, every family situation is different. But to be able to make an informed choice you need to know your options and understand the difference between Sunshine Care – Live in Care and our Residential Care services. We wish you to know more about the situations for which Live-in Care is the best solution.
Live-in-care is an increasingly popular form of care and offers an excellent alternative to moving to a care home. Having a live-in carer provides many benefits including:
- People can enjoy the independence they have always had.
- People can keep up much of the daily routine they have been used to including choosing their meals and meal times and what they would like to watch on TV.
- People may not have to part with a much loved pet or other treasured possessions.
- The reassuring benefit of keeping the family home so that friends and family can visit whenever they want.
Live in care provides personal and tailor made care, support and companionship, all of which is provided in the comfort of your own home. Sunshine Care realises that engaging a carer for a friend or relative can be extremely difficult. We vow to ease you through the assessment and live-in care funding process with our dedicated team of Care Assessors.
Sunshine Care – Live-in Care is a full-time home care solution that allows you or your loved one to stay at home in familiar, relaxed surroundings. Supported by a fully trained Live-in Carer who works to an individually designed care plan, many people find this one-to-one personal home care service ideal. See our website: http://www.sunshinecare.co.uk/live-in-care
Intermediate care in the home
When we have been ill, it can be much nicer to recuperate in our own home. Intermediate care is when care is provided for you at home so you can leave hospital a little sooner. In some cases our services may avoid the need to go hospital at all.
Residential or Nursing Care Homes
Before choosing a care home it is important to visit the home, meet the staff and residents and ask lots of questions. While each care home has its own individual style and range of facilities, you need to choose a home that gives security, independence, and the very best expert care, including:
- expert, personal care 24-hours a day
- comfortable, homely accommodation
- daily activities to stimulate body and mind
- a freshly-prepared, nutritionally balanced menu
- laundry and cleaning services
This can be provided either in a care home environment or supplied in your own home to allow your main Carer a break away.
Respite Care or Convalescent Care at Home
We often get asked to provide live-in care for shorter periods of time, usually when the main carer is either looking to take a break themselves or for some reason is unable to provide their normal support. Working on a minimum of a 2 week period live-in care offers the ideal respite solution as the care plan can exactly follow their current routines and lifestyle. Importantly this means minimal disruption for the person receiving the care and peace of mind for the person taking the break.
Because the same carer(s) will stay with you on an ongoing basis you will benefit from a continuity of companionship, routine and care.
We can arrange packages of care to facilitate a safe and prompt hospital discharge back to your home, supporting you until you regain your independence.
We understand that many carers feel worried or guilty about taking a break and leaving the person they are supporting, even for a short period. Whether it be for a holiday or a forced absence through illness, call us on 08452 600 670 for care advice, to discuss your needs in more detail and see how we can ease the transition of care until you return.
For more details: Respite Care at Sunshine Care