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Reablement Care

What is reablement care and would it be the best option for me or my loved one?

Reablement care is focused on restoring independent functioning rather than resolving health care issues. The objective is to help people relearn how to do things for themselves rather than relying on a carer or having to go into a care home. Reablement care at home is for those with disabilities, illnesses or who are becoming increasingly frail and are losing or have lost the ability to do common actions around the home. The aim is to help people regain the ability to perform their usual activities, like cooking meals, washing and getting about, so they can do things for themselves again, stay independent and live in their own home. Reablement puts significant focus on maintaining and improving independent-living skills rather than specifically treating the medical condition.

Staying at home and within your community for as long as possible is the aim of having home care. Reablement care at home is perfect for you or your loved one if relearning and having some assistance with simple tasks such as cooking meals and organising laundry means staying in your beloved home. Reablement care at home also takes the pressure off your loved ones who, while they will want to help in any way they can, might not have the time or skills to dedicate to your care.

Reablement care is a unique care service and differs from other temporary part time care such as respite care. Respite care is for when you already have a carer in place and need temporary cover while they take a break. A respite carer will step in and take over the care requirements and schedule that you have already set in place with someone that is on a permanent basis - this could be full time, part time, live in or live out. Whereas reablement care is a temporary service, normally up to 6 weeks where your carer will come, asses your care needs and works with you to build up your skills and help reduce your care needs.

Our reablement carers are the very best at what they do. They are friendly, enthusiastic and highly trained to help our clients continue to live independently in the comfort and security of their own home. Dealing with an illness or change in lifestyle can be very challenging, and we truly believe there's no place like home when recovering or going through changes life throws at us.

What qualities do we look for in our reablement carers?

If you are considering reablement care at home for you or your loved ones, you want to be sure that your reablement carer will provide the highest quality of care. Guardian Carers have been in the care industry for over a decade, during this time period we know the exact qualities a reablement carer should have.

We look for 4 main things in our reablement carers:

1. Trust

Trust is the foundation of all relationships, your reablement carer will be there with you through some of your most vulnerable and toughest times - it is essential you trust them. To encourage trust we ensure our carers are reliable, punctual and confident in their abilities.

2. Passion

If your carer is passionate about their job and love to help others, they are more likely to do it to the best of their ability as well as being smiley and enthusiastic during the time period. Being a reablement carer is a hard and demanding role, you are constantly on your feet and need to be alert, which is why it is important that your carer has a drive about them.

3. Qualifications

Guardian carers understand that it is scary to leave your life in the hands of someone else, which is why we require a minimum of 3 years experience to ensure you are in the most capable and able hands.

4. Respect

Reablement care at home allows you to continue to live as independently as possible, which is why they must understand that you may want to change or cancel a few things in your schedule. Your carer must respect your actions and limitations.

With the demands of an ageing population, as well as the growing number of illnesses and disabilities that are affecting the older generations, the care industry is developing and growing to offer more services than ever before. Reablement care gives your loved ones the peace of mind that you are supported and cared for in the way that your needs require.

With care at home after an illness, surgery or disability development, your loved one is able to remain in their homes around their pets, should they have one.

Reablement care is a personalised, one on one service in the environment your loved one feels most comfortable, their home. Moulding and evolving to your needs, a reablement carer ensures your needs are being met and they remain independent in their home and able to stay within their community, surrounded by their friends for as long as possible.

Our reablement care at home provides the necessary security and safety you need to maintain the life you have built in your home. By having a reablement carer, you and your loved ones can have the peace of mind, knowing you are in safe and able hands should you have a fall or an emergency. Also having an extra abled body around the house reduces the chances of uninvited visitors.

How do I begin to find my reablement carer?

Taking the first step and knowing where to start can be a daunting prospect, which is why consulting an agency that specialises in reablement carers is essential to ensuring your search is stressfree. With an agency, you have access to expert, experienced advice. Agencies also take the hassle of finding a reablement carer out of your hands and make the process a seamless experience. With Guardian Carers, we interview and screen all our candidates and discuss with them in detail their experience and qualifications they have to ensure you are only presented with reablement candidates that perfectly align with your needs. We are able to provide sample contracts and a payroll service once you have found your perfect reablement care at home and our friendly and experienced consultants are always on hand to help with any questions or concerns during and after your search with us. With Guardian Carers, you can rest assured that from the first point of contact, you will always have our support if and when you need.

Support from the first call

Reablement care agencies such as Guardian Carers take the hassle of resourcing potential reablement carers from you and will only present you with the best of the best that we meet. The trust and security that you place in our hands is not something that we take lightly, this is why we have honed our vetting procedure down to a fine art to ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones. We bring all our reablement carers into the office for a face to face interview where their experience and qualifications are discussed at length and we are able to obtain verbal references which we then personally check ourselves.

All of our reablement carers will have the following:

  • First Aid and Safeguarding qualification
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • At least 3 years of experience
  • Any language requirements can be accommodated

From the very first call, your consultant will guide you through what your options are, what would suit your requirements most closely and put your mind to rest with any concerns you might have. Our consultants are also on hand to help and answer any questions you might have along the way, using a respite care agency in London like Guardian Carers means you have a direct line to the experts.

Professionals working with professionals

Our years of experience within the reablement care at home industry means we know what it takes to be a phenomenal carer, which is why all the reablement carers we work with are the best of the best available. We pride ourselves on providing a premium level of service and care for our clients. We maintain the highest standards and expect the best from our carers because we know you expect the best for yourself. By working with Guardian Carers to find your ideal reablement care at home, you know you are working with professionals to be cared for by professionals.

So much so that 90% of the families we work with result in a happy, lasting placement. Using a reablement care agency like Guardian Carers means you can be sure you will receive support from every angle, we will take the stress of finding a carer from you and present you with a reablement carer that perfectly aligns with your care needs and your schedule.

We work with your family to find solutions, whatever your needs. To make perfect and seamless placements is Guardian Carers ethos. With Guardian Carers it is your care, your home, your way.

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