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What does 24-hour care comprise off?

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What does 24-hour care comprise off?

24-hour care is the perfect option for you if do require daily care and assistance but you are not quite ready to make the move to a care residence. 24-hour care also takes the pressure off your loved ones, who while they are happy to help when and where they can, are most likely not equipped with the skills and experience that a 24-hour carer will offer. This means that with a 24-hour carer, your day to day life with greatly improves with expert care constantly available.

One on one care so your focus can be elsewhere

24-hour carers for family members provides your loved one with personalised, one on one care that is flexible to their everyday requirements. 24-hour care ensures you are able to remain within their home, their community and maintain your schedule for as long as they wish. Living an independent life throughout their golden years.

A 24-hour carers for elderly parents can assist them with almost everything such as:

  • making your favourite meals
  • organising and taking you to appointments
  • medication management
  • liaising with your doctors
  • personal care
  • mobility support
  • organising your laundry
  • helping with the hoovering
  • changing bed linen
  • ensuring your home is kept clean and organised

24-hour carers for family members free’s their focus from being on making it through the day to focusing on things that truly matter to them, this can include spending time with you, going to local events and enjoying a hobby.

24-hour care provides them with the freedom to take their time researching different care residences if that is a move that they are considering. They will have the luxury of finding the perfect place without the pressure of moving in their own time instead of when they are not quite ready. The 24-hour carer can even come with them if they so wish!

Peace of mind for their security

A 24-hour carer for family members also gives you peace of mind knowing that they are in safe, capable and experienced care. Having someone on hand 24 hours a day to ensure their security, safety and care will allow you to breathe easier. Also having an extra able-bodied adult within the home adds another level of security. A 24-hour carer for family members assures that there is someone on hand if they should have a fall at any point of the day or night and it also deters any uninvited visitors. Ensuring they feel safe and secure within your own home is a core aspect of 24-hour care.

Its not just physical support, but emotional too

A 24-hour carer for elderly parents is an excellent source of emotional support. While staying in their home for as long as possible is the goal, this can come with feelings of loneliness. Private 24-hour care services keep them in their home, in a familiar environment and surrounded by the things they love most but with the added benefit of companionship.

24-hour care agencies will make it a core requirement that they have hobbies and interests that align with their 24-hour carer so that they get along like a house on fire! They will have someone by their side, who really understands them and whatever it is they are going through.

Expert and specialised 24-hour care, personalised to them

A 24-hour carer for aged parents is a great option for them if they are dealing with some more serious health issues, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. 24-hour carers are specially trained and have hands-on experience in these areas. 24-hour carers have a deeper understanding of the issues involved in conditions like these and will know how best to respond to any challenging situations that may arise. They are also able to guide your loved one through the changes that happen within themselves, provide them with reassurance and an understanding shoulder to lean on.

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