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Caremark offers home care to support people with a physical disability, making life a little easier and encouraging greater independence.

Making life easier

We believe that everyone has the right to live a life that is as full and active as possible. We work hard to empower people with physical disabilities, so that they can gain more independence and enjoy a better quality of life. Our service is tailor-made to suit individual needs and flexible so it can provide as much or as little help as is required.

Whether you or your loved one’s physical disability is permanent or temporary our compassionate and experienced care assistants can support with daily tasks such as grooming, shopping and preparing meals; organising days out; and reducing hazards in the home to support safety.

By visiting or living in your or your loved one’s home and supporting both physical and emotional needs our aim is to encourage greater independence.

Here we cover the kind of help we offer to people with physical disabilities, including:

How we can meet your or your relative’s needs

Support packages for those with physical disabilities

Caremark’s accreditations and regulations

Care costs and funding

How to find out more

The kinds of disabilities we can help support

Our care assistants are full trained and experienced in assisting people with all kinds of physical disabilities and mobility problems, including those brought on by health conditions such as a stroke or because of an accident or injury. Other disabilities we regularly help support include arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia – all of which bring a range of physical side effects that can impact a person’s ability to carry out day-to-day chores and tasks.

Everyday tasks we can help with

Your or your loved one’s care assistant can help with as little or as much as is needed around the house, including:

  • general household tasks such as cleaning and dusting, laundry, and light gardening
  • help with food shoppingand meal preparation
  • running errands like collecting pensions and prescriptions
  • personal care such as bathing, getting into and out of bed or a wheelchair, toileting, getting dressed and putting on makeup and/or grooming products
  • reducing hazards in the home to support safety
  • organising days out, including meeting friends or joining new clubs and taking part in hobbies
  • getting out and about in the community, from shopping to attending hospital and GP appointments

Improving life in so many ways

Our help can fit in around your or your friend or relative’s schedule and can be organised into daily or weekly visits according to requirements. Perhaps you or your loved one needs a helping hand to get going in the morning – dressing, food preparation and putting a washing load on – and then again later in the day to tidy up and get ready for bed? We could step in while the main carer has a few hours to themselves each week, or maybe we can take over a few light household chores while you or your loved one catches up with friends or enjoys a favourite hobby?

Ensuring your or your loved one’s needs are met

To ensure we meet you or your loved one’s needs we work with you/them to devise a personalised support plan. This is approved before we commence and is regularly updated as needs change. We take into account input from family and any healthcare professionals working with you or your friend or relative. Our care assistants receive professional training in issues particular to those with physical disabilities, including safe manual handling and stroke awareness.

Before we assign you or your loved one a carer we will get an understanding of your/their interests and pastimes so that we can match our carers for the best possible social interaction and friendship.

How what we do can help

Our care doesn’t just benefit our clients in terms of their physical wellbeing, it also has a hugely positive impact on their mental wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem.

For those living with a physical disability, regardless of their age or circumstances, simple household chores and tasks most people perform with ease can present all sorts of challenges and these can ultimately impact confidence and mental wellbeing. Having help and support to carry out tasks like shopping, household chores and personal care can really boost self-esteem and confidence.

Overcoming isolation and loneliness

A physical disability can limit how mobile you or your loved one is, leading to potential isolation and feelings of loneliness. This can become a vicious cycle, with leaving the house becoming a huge mountain to climb. As our carers actively encourage and facilitate social activities, like getting out and about in the local community and pursuing hobbies, we find our clients becoming happier and more confident. Our input can have a huge effect, improving mental health and generally making life more enjoyable.

Maintaining dignity and independence

Perhaps you or your loved one is finding getting to the shops difficult and maintaining a healthy diet almost impossible. With a carer buying the ingredients and helping with cooking healthy eating becomes all the more attainable. If your loved one has a new physical disability or one that is deteriorating, perhaps, but they insist on carrying on doing the household maintenance tasks it is often a worry that they may hurt or overexert themselves. We can step in and assist while ensuring they maintain their dignity and sense of independence - something that is often so important for keeping them going.

Receiving care in familiar surroundings, maintain independence and having complete control over day-to-day decisions can be truly empowering.

Support packages for people with physical disabilities

We can provide bespoke physical disabilities care with all our short or long-term home care services. Depending on your or your loved one’s needs we can combine our physical disabilities care with any of the below services and because we can be flexible you or your friend or relative can choose the level of support for when it is needed most. Our aim is to encourage independent living, wherever possible:

  • Live-in care: ongoing daily and nighttime support in your or your friend or relative's own home. This type of care is often a great relief for family members of the person living with physical disabilities, especially if they live on their own. Read more about Live-in care here.

  • PatchCare® services: designed to combat loneliness and help clients enjoy tailored visits at regular intervals throughout the day. This kind of help is ideal for those needing little and often and to support independent living. Read more about PatchCare® here and to discover if PatchCare® services are available in your area.

  • Personal care: some families feel more comfortable with their loved one receiving personal care from a trained carer. All of our carers are trained to offer personal care that is respectful and preserves dignity at all times. Read more about Personal care here.

  • Dementia care: our friendly, trained care assistants offer tailored support for those living with dementia, enabling them to maintain independence for as long as possible and gain assistance with tasks they may be finding difficult due to mobility and physical impairment. Read more about Dementia care here.

  • Respite care: Caremark carers can visit your or your loved one’s home to give the main (unpaid) carer a much-needed break away from their day-to-day duties, enabling them to recharge and revive. Read more about Respite care here.

  • Companionship care: having a physical disability can make you feel frustrated, lonely and isolated. Our companionship carers provide friendship at a time when it is most needed and the chance to discuss things with someone who cares. Read more about Companionship care here.

  • Home from hospital: practical and rehabilitation support for you or your loved one after a hospital stay or temporary physical disability, with particular emphasis on regaining independence wherever possible.

Click here to read about our care for people with learning disabilities.

“My care assistant has done so much for me. I don't know how I would manage without her.”

A client, Caremark East Riding

Physical disabilities care you can trust

To ensure the highest standard of care and give you the ultimate peace of mind, our services in England are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). In Wales our services are regulated by the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW), and in Northern Ireland by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA). We also have membership with the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA).

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Care costs and funding for people with physical disabilities

Financing care for people with physical disabilities varies depending on the office involved. For further information and to receive a personalised quote, please get in touch with the team at your local office by filling out the form below.

In a few circumstances physical disabilities care can be funded. It’s a good idea to talk to your local council to see if you might be entitled to financial support.

Arranging a carer's assessment

Arranged through your local council, a carer’s assessment is designed to see what might help make your life (caring for your loved one) easier. It’s a chance to discuss your needs with your council so they can decide how best to support you. If they feel you need support they’ll work with you to put together a care plan, which might include using respite services. Your loved one should also have a needs assessment (organised through their local council) so extra support can be arranged if appropriate.

Financial assessment

If you or your loved one are found to need support, your local council will carry out a financial assessment to discover what you can afford to pay. If you are eligible for financial support to pay for physical disabilities care, your local council can arrange these services for you or you can choose to receive direct payments and arrange physical disabilities care privately.

Direct payments

Caremark can accept direct payments for physical disabilities care. Please contact your local office here for further information about how this works.

Funding from charities and funds

There are a few grants, funds and charities that may be able to help with funding to pay for physical disabilities care. Click here to find out more.

No hidden fees

We aim to be upfront with you about our fees and leave nothing hidden so you or your loved one know what you’re paying for in advance, before you agree to it. Please don’t hesitate to contact your local office by filling out the form below for further information and an exact quote or to find out more about your options.

More information

Age UK have put together this helpful guide to paying for home care.
For more information read our guide to paying for home care.

Click here to read about our care services for people with learning disabilities.

Find out more about care for people with physical disabilities

If you would like more details about how we can help you or your friend or relative, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by filling out the form below. Your local Caremark team will be in touch to discuss your needs and guide you through your options.

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