When time comes and you notice that your loved one is finding difficult to cope alone at home, it may be the time to think about getting some help for them.
First step is to start looking for signs showing that your loved one needs home care, this sign can be changes in behaviour and appearance which can be due to a deterioration in their physical and/or mental state; memory problems as forgetting to take their tablets, or to attend appointments; reduced mobility and falls and inability to complete basic household tasks. You may notice that your friend or family member is skipping meals or that they are struggling to carry out day to day tasks that they did effortlessly previously. If your relative or friend has recently been bereaved and lost their partner, they may be suffering from loneliness. Loneliness has been found to be very damaging to an elderly person, with social isolation causing higher blood pressure and stress as well as triggering overeating and alcohol consumption.
We are all aware that people slow down as they get older, they become unsteady on their feet, their eyesight can worsen and hearing can deteriorate. All of this health changes can lead to falls causing bruises, sprains and broken bones which can all take longer to heal as you get older. If we notice their own safety is at risk then it is definitely time to start looking for home care
However, sometimes, our loved ones do not want any external help, thinking that if they get help means that they will lose independence and control over their lives or simply they do not want us to worry about them. If this is the case then we have to discover ourselves by going around the house and looking for signs as trip hazards.
Once you have identified that your parent or loved one needs extra support in the home, next step is to find help. Finding a care provider can sometimes feel overwhelming.
Why choose Midian Care?
Our visiting Home Care service works around their regular routines and ensures that the support is tailored to their specific requirements, and provided via our fully trained care staff, delivering discreet and professional personal care in the way that promotes their independence, dignity, and safety.
Our home care service can help with many of the daily tasks that they are unable to do, such as bathing, showering, dressing, toileting and light domestic tasks all in the comfort of their own home. A comprehensive domestic service is also available.
We believe in the importance of seeing a familiar face on a regular basis when providing home care, this is even more important when it comes to providing intimate personal care.
The team at Midian Care ensures that their unique care plan is tailored specifically to their individual needs in order to allow them to achieve their end goals, especially with the increased physical interaction and potential for complexity when providing personal care.
We can also offer support with contacting their local authority and get a care needs assessment as that will determine how much care they require and what level of care they need.
Once the care needs assessment has been carried out, the person needing home care should get a financial assessment to see if the council will contribute to or pay for their care.