Home care for all ages
There are a few misconceptions around home care. From who can receive it, to the various services available, not enough people understand what is possible regarding homecare support. Here, we expand on what the term home care can actually cover and show you how home care can benefit the life of anyone who needs it.
Who might need care?
When we think of the term ‘home care’, we tend to confuse it with a nursing home for the elderly, or presume it is only for a select group of people. However, home care is in fact an all-encompassing phrase for a whole host of different services that are offered to a variety of people. All ages, numerous conditions and situations, and people from all walks of life are can access and benefit from home care.
Here are just a few reasons you or a loved one might look into getting home care:
- Mental healthcare – remembering appointments, medication, or to get therapy for addiction
- Cancer care – as well as palliative care, home care can help with additional therapies and things like washing, eating or dressing
- Post-operative care – including help with transitioning back home and managing needs post-surgery
- Paediatric care – for children and or young adults who are ill or who have medical needs that cannot always be provided for in a hospital setting. This can include asthma or diabetes management and wound care.
- Companion care – For those who may have minor medical needs such as wound care, support and traveling assistance to appointments
If you do not see the type of care you are looking for, do not worry, at Cavendish Homecare, we offer a lot of different services that cater for the needs of our patients. Both physical and mental health are considered, with our mental healthcare services ranging from helping with depression and anxiety, to helping people to take medications and getting to therapy sessions. Physical healthcare services might mean helping a person with cancer, or aiding mobility after a stay in hospital with post-operative care.
How can home care help me?
Home care does not require you to be a certain age or have a particular condition. You may need some help taking medications, such as injections or complicated regimes of pills. You might need to be driven to an appointment from your home or have help washing and dressing after an operation or period of illness. Whatever your requirement for care, you can choose to receive it in the comfort of your own home. Occasionally, a live-in carer may even be something you need for a short period of time, or a long-term solution.
All home care options will be discussed thoroughly, and a personalised care plan decided on. This way, any unique requests can be met. If you are wondering how home care might benefit you or a loved one, a great place to start is by asking some questions about individual needs. Then you can use Cavendish Homecare’s questions to ask when looking for home nursing to make sure you cover everything you need from your home care plan.
If you are considering home care, for any reason, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Cavendish Homecare.
What care can Cavendish provide?
Cavendish Homecare services are wide ranging, and we tailor our care to each unique person, it is never a ‘one size fits all’ solution or pre-determined package. We discuss needs and requirements, so you receive the best care possible for you.
You can read case studies of the people who have used Cavendish Homecare’s services to get a feel for what we offer. Our services help children, young adults, the elderly, and everyone in-between. We can assist with physical or mental healthcare, placing our excellent nursing staff that best match your requirements.