If you need some help with your daily routines, such as getting up, washed and dressed, a Personal Carer may be what you need to help you stay in the home you love.
As well as being able to manage your medications if needed, Personal Carers can help you have a shower, bath or strip-wash, as well as provide continence care, oral care and shaving.
They also provide companionship, reassurance, and encouragement.
Personal Carers can also help with light exercises recommended by physiotherapists, as well as helping organise trips into the local community.
Everything about Personal Care is tailored around you – because Good Oaks is actively involved in managing your care, carers follow a comprehensive care plan based around you, your needs and wishes.
Personal Carers can help with:
- Prescription ordering and collection
- Medication administration and management
- Getting up, washed and dressed
- Cooking healthy home cooked meals
- Light household duties
Case Study – John
John was admitted to hospital after a fall at home, which resulted in a broken femur. After spending a few months in the hospital, he was well enough and wanted to move back home. To ensure John would be safe and able to manage at home, the family contacted us for support.
After meeting John and his family to discuss various options, Good Oaks organised a Live-in Care package for John.
Good Oaks worked with John and his daughter to put together a Care Plan, and to think about the attributes John would like in his live-in carer.
John selected Anna from three profiles of Live-in Carers that were available. Sandra, Good Oaks’ live-in care coordinator introduced John to Anna, and helped to arrange his discharge from hospital.
Anna helped John with his personal care needs, made sure his medication was given at the right times and prepared fresh meals for him.
With Anna, John could keep his independence and kept making his own decisions, with the extra support provided by his carer.
With Anna’s support John found that his recovery was a lot quicker than in the hospital. He recovered completely and his family was able to take over the care for him. John and the family were very pleased with Anna and will miss her, however John is enjoying his regained independence.
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