At Helpd, we want to help our clients keep their independence and dignity. Our highly skilled and qualified carers are available to assist with personal care such as bathing, dressing and toileting for you or a loved one.
As our carers are self-employed, they are free to work with you to stick to your regular routine and tailor their service to your specific requirements. By using Helpd to find a home help carer for you or a loved one, you can benefit from seeing the same familiar face which will help ensure continuity of care. Speak to us to find out more about home care for the elderly. Either call us on 0118 449 2373 or message us here.
What is personal care?
Personal care can mean many things, but it broadly relates to helping a person with their personal hygiene, dressing, toileting and maintaining personal appearance. It can also include eating – whether that is preparing meals or helping to feed a client.
Our personal care services include, but are not limited to:
- – Mobility: including transferring from bed to chair and helping to prevent bed sores
- – Dressing
- – Toileting: including catheter and incontinence care
- – Grooming: including hair care, make-up and shaving
- – Bathing/showering
- – Oral health
- – Eating
- – Applying lotions and creams
- – Foot care
- – Help with shopping
We can also offer a temporary ‘home from hospital’ care, that can include personal care as well as some clinical care if need.
At Helpd, we encourage our clients and carers to communicate directly with each other to help understand what the best care plan for you or your loved one is. Our carers always make the effort to understand likes and dislikes of those that they care for to ensure they are comfortable and happy. They have also been expertly trained to provide all aspect of personal care and to conduct themselves in a way that is respectful and discreet.
Personal care for the elderly
Whether you are looking for help with feeding, dressing or bathing, our expert and compassionate carers can help. Maintaining personal care is hugely important for both the physical and mental health of elderly people and having a little bit of help when needed can help them to keep their independence for longer.
Our carers are self-employed, and we act as an agency that connects clients looking for personal care with carers offering that service. By being self-employed, the carers get paid more and the service will cost you less as we take charge less for admin and management fees than traditional care agencies. All of the carers featured on our website are vetted 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.
If you are looking for a personal care assistant or carer to help you with grooming and hygiene and other personal care tasks take a look at our find a helper page or, for more information on the services we offer, please feel free to contact us on 0118 449 2373.
Caring for someone with dementia at home
Dementia can be a difficult condition to deal with, and it is not unusual for a sufferer to require support with their personal care. Dementia can add extra complications in that they may become confused, anxious or, at times, angry over the loss of their independence. Continuity in care can be an essential component in helping a dementia sufferer keep their dignity and as much independence as possible.
If you are looking for some help with caring for a loved one with dementia, then employing an independent carer can be a great option. You and your loved one will benefit from seeing the same person who will build trust, establish a rapport and tailor their care services to your or your loved one’s needs.
With the number of those with dementia, unfortunately, rising, personal care services for dementia patients is more in demand than ever. Many of our carers have experience with caring for those who are suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s, and offer a professional yet compassionate service that benefits both the patient and the family.
Paying for home care
A worry that many individuals and families face is how to pay for home care. However, in many cases, you can get help with paying for care at home. With potential options that include funds from:
- – NHS
- – Local authority
- – Charities (i.e. Age UK)
- – Attendance allowance
- – Health insurance
For more information on funding for home care take a look at our comprehensive funding page here.