How can PatchCare® help you and your loved ones?
We know that people usually choose to stay living at home, but minimal visits (usually funded by Local Authorities) can often leave them feeling isolated and worrying about getting help in between those visits.
A move away from traditional home care
PatchCare® is a new model of care that simplifies care at home and operates responsively, in reaction to a client's changing needs. It’s a great choice if regular support is needed but a 24-hour live-in carer is not required.
Click here, to read more about our live-in care
Combatting loneliness and social isolation
There’s a lot to be said for a caring, friendly face – that you or your family member sees regularly – popping in to help with a task or just to have a chat while you finish your hot drink before bedtime. Because of the way their days are planned – and because they only have a maximum of 10 clients to look after each day – our PatchCare® assistants will usually have time to spare during each visit. This is deliberate to ensure they can stop for a chat or share a meal or participate in a social activity with you or your friend or relative. If they are unable to do so immediately, they can always schedule in time to pop back a bit later.
To read more about our companionship care, visit our Companionship Care Guide
Creating communities through care
Loneliness can result because of many factors including poor mobility, illness and the loss of a partner. Perhaps you or your loved one might benefit from meeting someone else in a similar situation or maybe a bit of socialising in a group setting would be good? Our PatchCare® assistants encourage and help our clients to socialise with each other and to engage with the wider local community, organising get-togethers with other like-minded people in the local area. This is one of the key benefits of PatchCare® and something our clients find really comforting and supportive.
This unique service enables clients to form friendships with like-minded people, which in turn helps combat loneliness and social isolation. From tea parties to bridge playing and other socialising, there are plenty of opportunities and we'll always try to help with the logistics of making it happen.
You or your loved one may wish to work towards a new goal in your life. The PatchCare® team will support you to work towards - and ultimately achieve these - wherever possible.
To read more about how we can help with social activities
, click here.
Fitting in with your life and making it better
We will fit around your or your family member or friend’s life to make you/them feel as comfortable as possible and enhance and make life better. To do this our PatchCare® assistants are available between 7am and 10pm. This creates confidence and reassurance for you and your loved ones, making sure everyone involved feels connected and secure.
Boosting confidence and independence levels
As part of our service, our PatchCare® assistants will go to great lengths to boost your or your family member’s confidence, helping you/them to feel more independent, less lonely and part of the community again. We find that when our clients feel more secure in their environment and more part of the community around them it helps combat depression and isolation and can even prevent or delay hospital admission.
Helping you or your loved one adjust after a stay in hospital
If you or your loved one has had an operation or has just been discharged from a stay in hospital, our PatchCare® assistants can help with everything from early discharge to the recovery process, adjusting to a new way of life and helping them find their feet again.
A member of our friendly team will be happy to give you further details about Caremark’s PatchCare® services and how we can help you or your loved one. Please click here to find the contact details for your local office