At Helpd, some of our carers are specially trained in certain aspects of clinical care such as catheter care; helping those with incontinence be as independent as possible. A catheter is a thin and flexible tube that is used to empty the bladder and collect urine in a drainage bag. It can be used as a treatment for urinary incontinence for both a short term and a long-term basis.
If you are looking for a carer to help you with catheter care, then contact us today on 0118 449 2373.
Catheter care at home
If you need to use a catheter at home, our highly qualified carers can provide support for clients with both urethral catheters and suprapubic catheters. When you or a family member needs to use a catheter, personal hygiene is paramount to avoiding infection. Our carers can help with personal care to ensure that the catheter and the area around the catheter are kept clean, reducing the risk of contamination. Our carers can also empty drainage bags, ensure they are worn in a comfortable position and ensure that the client is taking on enough liquid to assist with urine flow.
At Helpd, our carers are trained and qualified to do a number of jobs including:
- – Personal care
- – Manual handling
- – Domiciliary care
- – Medication management
- – Respite care
- – Live-in care
- – Night care
- – Companionship care
This is, of course, not an exhaustive list, as you employ your own carer so your care is tailored to your requirements. Our aim is to help our clients keep their independence and dignity and give peace of mind to both our clients and our client’s family.
How Helpd works?
We act as an agency that connects clients looking for help with catheter care in the home with carers offering that service. All our carers are self-employed meaning they can offer you flexibility, continuity of care and value for money. As our carers are self-employed, their care services can cost less than if you were to employ a carer from a traditional agency. This is because many traditional care agencies take up to 50% of the fee charged. At Helpd, we only charge our carers a 20% administration fee, meaning they get paid more and the service may cost you less.
All of the carers featured on our website are vetted and interviewed thoroughly, giving you the peace of mind that you, or your loved one, is in good hands. One of the benefits of hiring your own carer through Helpd is that you will be able to build a relationship with an individual who is familiar with your, or your loved ones, needs and routine, helping to ensure continuity of care, which can be vital to retaining independence and dignity during illness or old age.