Nightingales Home Based Care Services offer a range of levels of care and services, including:
Basic Home Care
Carers will work to your home schedule, performing basic household duties.
Carers ensure that patients are tended to during the night hours, when accidents are most likely to happen. They assist in the preparation of the evening meal, bathing and bedtime routines and are on immediate call when their patient requires assistance.
Live in care
Carers live with their patient for a week at a time, on call 24hours a day.
Carers assist by relieving from the family the day to day care of the patient, and to reassure the family of the patients' condition.
Alzheimers and Dementia
Carers help in maintaining a daily routine, ensuring that patients are clean, well groomed, eat regular meals and have the correct medication on time. This is of enormous benefit to the patient who wishes to remain at home, and a relief for family members who are not always able to do this themselves.
Transport / Mobility
Ensuring patients are taken to their medical appointments accompanied by their carer for support and assistance. Carers also assist in mobility in and around the home.
Bathroom and Grooming Assistance
Carers are trained and experienced in assisting patients to bathe and to assist them to dress where required.
Carers ensure that patients have the correct medication at the correct time.
Exercise is vital for physical and mental fitness, and carers will assist in these routines designed to help improve the patients' strength and mobility, working together with the patients' instructor to ensure they are carried out correctly.
Carers are trained to follow a dietary program and will ensure that their patients are given healthy nutritional meals, and ensure that their patient is eating properly throughout the day.
Incontinence is a common and distressing problem, and carers are trained to deal with this in a caring and sensitive manner.
Social interaction with a carer helps to alleviate loneliness. They can read to their patient, play games, chat or just watch TV together. The patient is able to do this as and when it pleases them. Carers can also assist in accompanying their patient to visit other friends or on walks.
Communication / Emergency Procedure
Carers are trained recognise signs of change and or distress in their patients and will immediately inform their supervisor of a change and ask how to proceed. They communicate with their patients' family, GP and other people involved in the day to day care of their patient to ensure that changes are made when needed. Carers are also trained in how to deal with an emergency, and management staff are on call 24 hours a day to deal with this.
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We highly recommend Nightingales and Mark to all families who live away from their aging parents.