Hourly Care

live-in-carer-placementHome Care sometimes referred to as “Domiciliary Care” is a helping hand in your home, this service is usually provided in either hourly visits or half hourly visits, although we can provide any type of cover including Wake Nights.  Our team of trained Community Healthcare Assistants travel from Home to Home providing care to a wide variety of people around the Petersfield and Havant areas.  Whether its help getting out of bed in the morning, medication administration or temporary home from hospital support our professional team has the experience and passion to help.

Please see our Domiciliary Care Brochure.

Is it right for me?

If you are looking around at Care Agency’s on-line it means you think something may need  to change, it may be a care agency that is needed however it could be a Care Home or maybe what you need is a cleaner to help once a week.  If this is your fist time looking into Adult Social Care it can be quite a daunting maze of options, their are other sections of this site that can help and by all means please feel free to phone one of our Care Offices for some free advice, we are always happy to help and send you in the right direction if we cannot do it ourselves.

Deciding whether to stay at home

Your home situation is unique, and several factors will weigh in here is a list of factors to evaluate:

Location and accessibility.
Where is your home located? Are you in a rural or suburban area that requires a lot of driving? If you’re in an area with more public transit, is it safe and easily accessible? How much time does it take you to get to services such as shopping or medical appointments?
Home accessibility and maintenance.
Is your home easily modified? Does it have a lot of steps or a steep hill to access? Do you have a large yard that needs to be maintained?
Support available.
Do you have family and friends nearby? How involved are they? Are they able to provide you the support you need? Many older adults prefer to rely on family to provide help, but as your needs increase, they might not be able to fill in all of the gaps. It’s important to consider proximity to community services and activities as well.
Isolation.
If it becomes difficult or impossible for you to leave home without help, isolation can rapidly set in. You may not be able to participate in hobbies you once loved, stay involved in community service that kept you motivated, or visit with friends and family. Losing these connections and support is a recipe for depression.
Medical conditions.
No one can predict the future. However, if you or a loved one has a chronic medical condition that is expected to worsen over time, it’s especially important to think about how you will handle health and mobility problems. What are common complications of your condition, and how will you handle them?
Finances.
Making a budget with anticipated expenses can help you weigh the pros and cons of your situation. Alternate arrangements like assisted living can be expensive, but extensive in-home help can rapidly become expensive as well, especially at higher levels of care and live-in or 24-hour coverage.
What services are available that can help me stay at home?

What may be of help is understanding what home care services that are available and that might be of help.

Household maintenance. If you’re finding it hard to keep up, you can look into laundry, shopping, gardening, housekeeping, and handyman services.

If you’re having trouble staying on top of bills and appointments, financial and healthcare management may also be helpful.

Transportation. This is a key issue for older adults. Investigating transportation options can help you keep your independence and maintain your social network.

You may want to look into local transportation such as buses, reduced fare taxis, and senior transportation options to appointments.

Home modifications. If your mobility is becoming limited, home modifications can go a long way towards making home more comfortable.

This can include things such as grab bars in the shower, ramps to avoid or minimize the use of stairs, or even installing new bathrooms on the ground floor.

Personal care. Help with activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing, feeding, or meal preparation, is called personal care or custodial care. You can hire help with personal care, ranging from a few hours a day to live-in care. People who provide this level of care include personal care aides, home care aides, and home health aides. Home health aides might also provide limited assistance with things such as taking blood pressure or offering medication reminders.

Health care. Some health care services can be provided at home by trained professionals, such as occupational therapists, social workers, or home health nurses. Check with your insurance or health service to see what kind of coverage is available, although you may have to cover some cost out of pocket. Hospice care can also be provided at home.

Day programs. Day programs, also called senior daycare, can help you keep busy with activities and socialization during the day, while providing a break for caregivers. Some day programs are primarily social, while others provide limited health services or specialize in disorders such as early stage Alzheimer’s.

 

There are a myriad of options available, the best thing to do is review all our content and then call us.

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When we talk to our customers we find that looking for and dealing with care agencies can be incredibly daunting.As a family company we really understand this so please talk to us to help you through the maze.
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Lillyfields Care Ltd
43-45 Swiss House
Chapel Street
Petersfield Hampshire GU32 3DY
care@lillyfieldscare.com
Tel: 01730 233133/233500
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