The Importance of Day Care

Jun 1, 2017 | Blog

Homecare isn’t just for those who need specialist attention around the clock. At Greenwood Homecare, we provide a range of flexible day care services that can be adapted to the needs of you or your loved one.

Perhaps one of the most important roles of home care is to provide companionship. If you are elderly or have reduced mobility, then social isolation can become a real problem. A homecare visit for even just half-an-hour can provide stimulation, conversation and friendship. The carer can also help by assisting their client with receiving guests or taking walks outside – or even with keeping in touch with friends and family online.

Another important role is assistance with routine, whether that is helping with tasks around the house and garden, preparing meals together, providing transport or giving reminders about exercise or medication. Homecare visits themselves can provide structure to days that might otherwise feel quite empty.

If required, carers can also attend to aspects of personal care, such as bathing, dressing and other mobility issues. Such assistance might only be needed at key moments during the day, but visits can be scheduled as required. Carers play an important role in ensuring clients are able to look after themselves properly in terms of hygiene, diet and any medication or exercise regimes.

Carers are also highly trained to help with specialist care for a variety of conditions. Whether these are long-term ailments or the temporary effects of an illness or injury, your needs can be catered for. At Greenwood, we understand how such situations change over time and will draw up a plan that is suited to your needs.

Perhaps the most important consequence of care at home is the preservation of comfort and independence. Being able to remain in a familiar setting makes all the difference, and you or your loved one can continue to reap the benefits of comforts around the home and garden, as well as keep the companionship of much-loved pets. Residential homes not only bring added costs, but also apply new surroundings and new routines that some find confusing or discomforting.

Homecare can fulfil a variety of functions and can be a vital supplement to the role of family and friends. Your needs are at the forefront when drawing up a care plan, whether you are looking for temporary assistance while recovering from an operation or injury, or more regular, longer care provision. As outlined above, care visits can be adapted to whatever length, frequency and function are required, and they can also be arranged to provide important and temporary respite to family-members who are otherwise providing full-time care.

If you think that you or your loved one could benefit from homecare, call Greenwood Homecare to discuss the options available to you.

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We will agree a time to come and visit you in your own home. We will take the time to fully understand your care needs, and provide recommendations as to what type of care is required.

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Once agreed, we will begin to deliver the care. Whether hourly, live-in, or night care, we will endeavour to deliver the best possible care.