As you or a loved ones begin to find dressing and undressing, as well as bathing difficult without assistance, the need for a personal care service is often a natural progression from help around the home and housekeeping.
We are here to take on as much or as little responsibility as you like, whether that is on ongoing basis or whenever some respite is required.
Sharing the responsibility of personal care with you
Many family members we work with wish to support a loved one as the primary carer– or share care between a number of family members. We respect this totally and work with you where required as a “shared care” partner – stepping in only where and when you need us to.
This works especially well when a loved one requires an increasing level of personal care.
Our experience shows us that showering, bathing and continence care can sometimes cause discomfort or embarrassment for either or both parties – particularly where family relationships span a generation e.g. Mother and son, Father and daughter.
Typically our personal care service is delivered in the mornings and at bed time. In such we are able to ensure that loved ones are up safely for the day and securely supported to bed at the end of it.
As well as offering companionship at these key times, we can provide peace of mind that any appropriate medication is taken, as well as ensuring that doors are locked securely when we leave.
weekly fee. Quite simply, you only pay for what you need.
We provide a range of personal care services, which include
✓ Washing and bathing ✓ Dressing and undressing ✓ Assistance with hair, make up and personal grooming ✓ Nail care and supporting appointments with the chiropodist ✓ Access to physiotherapists ✓ Support in taking prescribed medication as well as collecting prescriptions and liaising with external healthcare professionals ✓ Continence care including the supply of continence products (delivered direct to home) should you require them
About Blue River Homecare
Blue River Home Care – the more personal homecare service. A range of services that cover all of your needs.