Your Caremark childrens care guide for supporting children in Milton Keynes

What is home care for children:

  • Home care is designed for children and their parents who need extra support to live their life to the full whilst retaining their independence at home
  • Caremark delivers your own carer to your door to support you with a wide variety of tasks to maintain a happy, fulfilling and independent life
  • When our Care Assistants come to visit, they bring with them knowledge, expert training and a personality that delivers compassion, smilesand laughter too! They are not fazed by ailments, disabilities, conditions, or illnesses. They care like family, but with the added benefit of care expertise.

What does home care look and feel like:

  • Carers can support you and your child for 30mins per session as many times a day as required. You will be matched to a carer whose skills and values match your requirements. Carers in essence become an extended part of your family and you will build a professional relationship with them. Their role is to promote your independence and support you with activities that you need to live a fulfilling life
  • Carers attend your home when you want them, with the same carers/care teams supporting you when you want and need them
  • It can be strange having someone support you in your own home, but at Caremark we value your independence and want you to live a happy life in your own home.

There are different lengths of support that can be provided:

  • One off care: or care done for a specific length of time, such as recovering from an physical/mental illness or even after an accident where a bone if fractures, for example
  • Recurrent care: multiple care calls undertaken each day for a prolonged period of time to support you with daily tasks
  • Night care: carers stay in your home overnight to make sure you’re safe, they can be sleeping carers when they can be woken if you need them, or waking where the carer stays awake to provide immediate support as and when this is required
  • Respite care or short break care: these are planned or emergency periods of time to provide a time specific break for families/carers or clients
  • Live in care: this is when a carer lives in your home to provide 1:1 24/7 care, they provide a full holistic approach to your care needs, this is when care is required continuously or for those with variable care needs throughout the day and night. You also get to choose your own career from our profiling database

How are carers trained:

All of our Caremark carers are undergone extensive training within our training academy, and all have enhanced DBS check, providing you with that extra reassurance. Carers then must pass multiple reviews throughout the year, continue their learning and are supervised using a set of field care supervisors, overseen by a nurse, care manager and medical doctor

What care teams can provide you and your child

  • Establishing daily routines
  • Day-to-day support covering personal care and meal preparation
  • Encouragement of hobbies and activities
  • Support with meal-times
  • Support with schooling
  • Socialisation through sport or other cultural activities
  • Promoting independence
  • Work with your child’s school or other professional to meet their goals
  • Support into adulthood
  • Full communication with specialists, case workers, school and family members
  • Domestic support (supporting you with cleaning, washing, dusting, vacuuming, ironing)
  • Emotional support (companionship, supporting you communicate with friends and family)
  • Accessing the community
  • Supporting with complex care (such as feeding tubes, oxygen, stoma care, seizure care)

What types of people will benefit from home care?

Those with:

  • Team Teach Tutors for behaviours that challenge
  • Complex care (epilepsy care, enteral feeding, oxygen/ventilation/suctioning, spinal and brain injury care, stoma care and pressure care)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Physical health conditions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Mental health conditions
  • Sensory impairments Learning disabilities
  • Sensory impairments (hearing or sight difficulties)
  • Accidents/trauma (such as after a car accident)

What about using technology in your own home:

  • Wearable technology (such as watches and wristbands)
  • Falls technology (falls sensors)
  • Seizure technology (seizure sensors)

Speak to us today to support you arrange a free technology assessment!

How is home care financed:

  • There are two main funding streams, private and full/part financing through the local council.
  • If you want private care, then you can contact us directly
Caremark Aylesbury, High Wycombe, BuckinghamCaremark Milton Keynes
01296 641 662
aylesbury@caremark.co.uk
www.caremark.co.uk/aylesbury-and-wycombe
01908 372 376
miltonkeynes@caremark.co.uk
caremark.co.uk/milton-keynes


You may also be eligible for funding through the council (there are a variety of options than can be available to you): If you want to seek further guidance on how to get financial help for home care, speak to

Buckinghamshire councilMilton Keynes:
01296 38396
https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/care-children-and-families/assessment-of-families-who-may-need-help/
01908 253232
https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/children-young-people-and-families/childrens-social-care/fast-team

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