How elderly care can help you or your loved one
Caremark’s elderly care support is designed to help those struggling with everyday living as a result of old age and any health complications that may bring.
The level of care we offer is tailored to your or your friend or relative’s needs and is suitable for anyone who requires anything from a few hours of help per week to those who need around-the-clock home care.
We can help with those with:
- medical conditions like Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
- frailty and mobility issues
- personal care problems
- loneliness and depression
- more than one type of medication
As a friend or family member of an elderly person it can be hard to know how or when to intervene if someone is having difficulties. Complications surrounding being elderly can be sensitive to broach. To help you decide whether your friend or relative might need extra help, we’ve put together a checklist.
Questions you might want to think about
Can they safely get around the house?
Can they keep the house tidy and hazard-free?
Are they able to attend appointments and go shopping?
Can they safely prepare their own food?
Are they well fed and hydrated?
Can they manage personal care, including washing and getting to and from the toilet?
Are they depressed or lonely?
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like any advice or guidance about speaking to someone about extra help as we have plenty of experience. It might help you just to be able to run things through with us and we can also offer you a few tips and tricks for how to handle tricky conversations. Please click here to find the contact details for your local office
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When an elderly person is having trouble with everyday living it’s easy for those closest to them to feel guilty that they can’t take on more of the caregiving themselves, but due to circumstances and work or perhaps their own family needs, it’s often completely impractical to do so. This is when elderly care at home offers an attractive alternative.
What elderly care can help with
Depending on the level of care you or your relative or friend needs, we can help with a range of tasks and areas, including:
- Ensuring the home is safe and hazard-free
- Mobility around the home, including transferring from bed to chair
- Household jobs like cleaning, washing and cooking
- Companionship, including taking to social events and encouraging hobbies
- Prompting or assisting with personal care (including washing and dressing) and medication
- Shopping for food and essentials
- Ensure the elderly person is well-nourished and hydrated
- Arranging doctor, specialist or dental appointments
- Taking the elderly person to appointments
- Recovery or convalescence following hospital stays or illness
- Respite for caregivers
- Pet care
- General errands such as picking up prescriptions and/or pension payments
Providing consistency and stability
With Caremark elderly care you or your loved one will be assigned one or two carers only to bring consistency and stability to our service. We try to match our carers as closely as possible to our clients with the hope of them forming a strong bond. If you or your loved has a particular hobby, for instance a love of football or gardening, we will try to find a care assistant who shares the same passion.