Personal care

Involves assisting with day-to-day activities such as washing, dressing and other tasks.

Personal care allows individuals to maintain independence while getting the help they need to enjoy their usual lifestyle and routines. Our highly trained carers recognise that each individual is different: what one person finds easy another might struggle with. That’s why we select carers who can adapt to each individual’s needs and preferences.

When placing a loved one in someone else’s care, you want to ensure they are in the best hands. As well as complying with regulatory standards, we ensure our empathetic carers treat service users with the dignity and compassion they deserve.

Our care packages are fully personalised and crafted with as much input as you wish to provide. To speak to us about personal care, please complete the form below.

What is personal care?

Personal care is the umbrella term for a range of services to support an individual with activities relating to personal hygiene, toileting and dressing. This could be help with getting up and dressed in the morning, bathing and showering, or catheter and stoma care.

When personal care activities become challenging for an individual to carry out themselves, a carer can offer discreet assistance to promote independence and wellbeing.

Personal carers often provide extra support, such as cooking and light housework.

Personal care services

Examples of our personal care services include:

Cooking and preparing healthy meals

Dressing and grooming, for example applying make-up or shaving

Help with using the toilet and continence management

Help with bathing and showering

Mobility assistance

Medication support

We understand that everyone is different, so the activities that a personal carer helps with will depend on the individual’s needs and circumstances.

Is personal care right for me?

If you or a loved one needs support to live at home in comfort, personal care can provide the assistance and reassurance you need.

It can be uncomfortable for loved ones to carry out certain aspects of personal care. A professional carer can alleviate stress by allowing families to focus on spending quality time together.

You may be looking for long-term support for a loved one or for some temporary help while recovering from surgery or to provide respite to a family carer.

Personal care is flexible to each individual and can involve as much or as little time as you need. When discussing your care plan with you, we will take the time to understand your unique circumstances and the services that are right for you.

To speak to us about personal care, please complete the form below.

They are so friendly, helpful and supportive a dedicated professional team

Julia C

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Types of personal care

Our personal care plans are flexible to meet your needs, whether that’s a drop-in visit a few times a week or 24/7 live-in care. When discussing your care plan with you, we will take the time to understand your unique circumstances and the type of care that is right for you.

Visiting care involves your carer popping by for as little as half an hour. This type of care is helpful if you need assistance with specific activities or simply the peace of mind that someone is checking in. Longer visits can also be arranged if you require support throughout the day.

Night care ensures that you or a loved one can access the support you need overnight. A night carer can help with continence management, preventing falls or assisting with medication. They can also support with morning or nighttime routines.

If you or a loved one requires round-the-clock support, live-in care offers an alternative to care homes that puts the comfort and independence of the individual first. A live-in carer can be on hand whenever support is needed, providing assistance and companionship.

If your loved one is living with Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, they may have complex care and emotional needs. Our highly trained carers are experienced in supporting people with the unique challenges of Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, putting the safety, comfort and dignity of the individual first.

If you or a loved one is recovering from a fall, illness or operation, you may need reablement care while you get back on your feet. Our carers can help with medical needs and staying on top of things around the house. They also offer support and encouragement to build confidence and help you feel like yourself again.

Respite care allows carers to take a break, preventing carer burnout and offering variation to the person in their care. Respite care can be arranged for a day at a time or for several weeks.

Carers that care as much as you do

We know how difficult it can be to make decisions about care for a loved one. That’s why we are committed to hiring dedicated, empathetic carers who can make a real difference to the lives of the people they support. Our carers don’t simply provide assistance, but will support and empower your loved one to live as independently as possible.

From building your care plan, to each care visit, we take the time to understand your needs and ensure we are providing the very best care. Our friendly and dependable team are here to answer any questions you may have and are flexible to adapt your care plan as your needs change.

Get in touch with us today to find out how we can support you.

FAQs

Personal care begins with an assessment with our care team. We will take the time to understand your care needs and put together a detailed person-centred care plan. You can let us know what time you would like a carer to come and the kind of activities you need help with. We will then match you with one of our friendly carers.

A personal carer provides compassionate, discreet support to help people carry out personal care and hygiene activities such as washing, dressing and using the toilet. The type of support a carer provides will vary according to each person’s needs. Examples might be helping with getting dressed in the morning, shaving or applying make-up, and stoma care.

A personal care plan is a written agreement that outlines your care needs. It includes key medical details such as health conditions, medications and the type of support required, as well as likes, dislikes and routines to help your carer(s) understand your preferences and lifestyle. We will write your care plan in consultation with you and review it regularly to ensure it meets your needs.

Personal care improves independence and wellbeing by providing dignified support. It allows individuals to receive help without having to move or change their lifestyle and can be a source of companionship for people living alone. Personal care also provides respite and reassurance to loved ones. It promotes positive health and hygiene, which improves self-confidence and prevents illness.

Personal care is for anyone who needs help to carry out daily activities or stay living independently. You may be looking for personal care to help following surgery or a stroke, as part of managing a long-term health condition, or simply to provide extra support to make daily routines more manageable.

We choose carers who are passionate about providing exceptional service. When building your care plan, we ensure your preferences and lifestyle are taken into account and match you with carers who are fully trained to meet your requirements and adaptable to your routines. Your carer(s) will take the time to get to know you as an individual so they can provide the very best care.

To arrange personal care, please complete the form or give us a call on the numbers below and we will be in touch to arrange a home assessment.

Help whenever you need it

Personalised care to suit your schedule

Daytime visits

Daytime visits provide support for you from 30 minutes up to all day long. We’ll be on hand to support you in whatever way we can, whether it is helping you to get out of bed, supporting you with household chores, or simply popping over for a cup of tea for companionship.

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Overnight care

Overnight care provides relief for your family members, whether they want to get a good night’s rest or are away on holiday. Depending on your needs our carers can be awake throughout the night or on-call and able to assist when needed.

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24/7 Live-in care

Our live-in care services give you 24/7 support, providing a better alternative to a care home. Your carer will help you maintain your lifestyle and daily routine by catering to all your needs.

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Staff are prompt, good at their work, talk to me and have a laugh.

A L

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Get in touch

Leave your details and we’ll contact you to answer any questions and schedule your care assessment at your convenience. Alternatively you can email hello@greenwoodhomecare.co.uk or call one of our offices:

Peterborough 01733 808531
Grantham 01476 849522
Cambridge 01223 850938

Home Assessment

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.

Care delivery

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.

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