Finding The Right Kind of Care for Your or Your Loved One
No one wants to have to arrange care for themselves or a loved one, but it can really help people to retain their independence and positive outlook.
Whether you are arranging care for yourself or a loved one, it can be extremely stressful. Not only have you got to find a great care provider, but you also have to decide what level of care is most important. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide, including where to find the best visiting and live in care Essex has to offer.
Finding the best care
The first thing that you should do is to find a great care provider in your area. Fambridge Care pride themselves on the level of care they provide for those in need, and make sure that each individual’s unique needs are met. When looking for a care provider, you don’t want to see any kind of corner cutting or approach that doesn’t have a person’s best interests at heart. Fambridge Care focus on delivering a brilliant service, day after day.
Think about needs
Once you have settled on a care provider, you need to look at yours or your loved one’s needs. A large number of people who require care in their own homes are suffering from dementia such as Alzheimer’s, so please let your care provider know if that is the case. Other long term conditions such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and high blood pressure can require additional care, as can any mobility issues.
Short term care
Short term care is ideal in scenarios where someone needs a little help but is expected to be able to eventually care for themselves again. This could be when they are recovering from an operation or illness, or maybe they have recently broken a bone or suffered from another injury. You can arrange for carers to visit when it’s appropriate, whether that is multiple times a day or for one 30 minute visit a week. It’ll be that extra support that someone needs to just focus on recovering.
Long term care
Sometimes, people can require home care that’s more long term. This could be suitable for those who are suffering from a chronic, long-term health condition, or for those who have been left disabled. Again, the frequency of a carer’s visits will be entirely down to the person being cared for or their loved ones. A carer can even stay overnight when they are needed, which will offer a greater deal of reassurance and peace of mind for those who need it.
Live in care
Live in care is the perfect option for those who need constant care and monitoring, but who want to remain in the safe and familiar surroundings of their home. Being able to stay at home means that a person can maintain good levels of contact with their family and friends, and they won’t have to deal with the stress of a move. Live in carers are there to a person retain their independence, provide companionship and tend to their needs.
Hopefully all of the above had made arranging care for yourself or a close friend or family member that much easier. Remember, if you have any questions about the services Fambridge Care provide or how best to fund care, then you can pick up the phone and give them a call today.