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23
Aug

Emergency Carer | Home Care Services

Emergency Carer at Home

If you have an urgent requirement of Carer at home, then we can help.

We cover Birmingham, Solihull, Wolverhampton and many other areas.

Call us 0333 210 0172 or visit or website for more information.

21
Aug

Home Care Services in Warwick

Dove Home Care Services in Warwick

Home Care, Home Carer, carer at home, Caring at home

Home Care Services in Warwick

We provide a home care service in Warwick. Home care services starts from 15 minutes upwards, our care services are tailored to suit your individual needs. Our close relationship between you, our client and carer ensures our commitment to the provision of ‘quality care and real peace of mind’.

Let us provide you the best carer at your home and let our carer look after you so you can relax.

Our carers are encouraged to take their time and will never rush…

10
Jul

How do Live in Care work in UK?

How do Live in Care work in UK?

Social care, mainly home care for adults has generally been a heated topic of debate amongst different political parties. Diving into the details of different parties could be a strenuous process so this article will only analyze how adults can live in care through the currently funded social care.

A Hybrid Care System

The social care system is a hybrid system right now, home care for adults is either paid by adults for their own care, or by the government and sometimes by both. The care system is not a free system contrary to NHS and while there are some services that might be provided for free most services are paid for.

Who can benefit from Public Care/Government Support?

An adult with the following needs is determined eligible by local authorities for public care:

  1. Need for care and support due to physical and mental conditions.
  2. Due to the above needs they are unable to perform specific tasks i.e. ability to prepare food or drink, dress appropriately etc.
  3. Due to their mental and physical condition and lack of support their wellbeing is affected.

The Process after Meeting the Eligibility Criteria:

Once an adult is declared eligible for public support. Authorities will conduct a financial assessment and it will be assessed what the adults can pay for themselves to live in care. There are generally three cases:

  1. If your savings and capital are below £14,250, your care will be paid for.
  2. If your savings are £14,250-£23,250 then you will get some support from authorities.
  3. If your savings are above £23,250, then you will pay the entire amount for living in homecare.

If you are eligible for receiving funding you will either be paid directly or someone who is acting on your behalf will be paid. If you are declared non-eligible you can file an appeal after 12 months. Moreover, you will mostly be free to choose if you want homecare or if you have to be in a home.

Although there was supposed to be a lifetime cost cap of £72,000 but the government has delayed that until April 2020.

In case of any changes to your condition and an increase in expenses you can ask the local authorities to change your package.

What if I want to Pay Later?

If you want to defer payments you can request for authorities to pay for your costs right now and recover the costs at a later date from your home or any other assets you have.

What about Scotland?

If you are in Scotland your financial assessment will be as following:

  1. If your savings and capital are below £16,000 your care will be paid for.
  2. If your savings are £16,000-£26,000 then you will get some support from authorities.
  3. If your savings are above £26,000, then you will pay the entire amount for living in homecare, but you will still be expected to contribute something from your income.

Moreover in Scotland anyone over the age of 65 has an access to free personal care, in areas such as personal hygiene assistance, nutrition, and mobility etc. if you are declared eligible for public care you receive £171 per week, and if you are eligible for free personal care you receive £78 per week, and there is no cap or plans for cap in Scotland.

Generally costs you will have to incur in Scotland for homecare is around £600 for residential home care and around £745 for a home with nursing care.

What about the Rest?

The system of public care in Northern Ireland is a bit different from the rest and is overseen by five major social and health care trusts, and the general division is as following:

  • People above the age of 75 receive free homecare in their homes.
  • People under 75 might have to pay depending on your assets, i.e. if your assets are above £23, 250 then you will need to pay for your care.

Wales

In Wales everyone can get their care needs assessed, and the general expenses are £60 per week, but in case you have savings of more than £24,000 without your home included, you will be expected to meet your homecare costs.

The laws are very different so the actual costs you might be paid and you might have to pay for living in care depend on the your assessment, but the basic structure should be as the aforementioned details.

30
Jun

Five Benefits of Carer at Home

Parents and adult children may live thousands of miles away from one another, separated by different cities, states, or even countries. Often, the demands and pressure of providing care can result in caregiver burnout—a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. It occurs when family caregivers do not get the help they need and are trying to do more than they are able to.

For many families, home health care is a beneficial choice—a safe and affordable solution that supports the family, while allowing your loved ones to stay in the comfort of their own homes and communities. If you are caring for a loved one, here are five ways home health carer can support you:

1. Home health care professionals can be there when you aren’t able to be. If you are caregiving from a distance, home health care can give you peace of mind. Trained and qualified professionals can assess safety risks and make simple corrections in the home—from placing a rug on a slippery floor, to recommendations for ambulatory assistance.

2. Home care supports activities of daily living (ADLs). In-home services allow adults to receive day-to-day help with the personal care they need, preserving their dignity and maintaining a good quality of life. Assistance with activities of daily living can include bathing, grooming, and medication reminders.

3. Access to skilled nursing care at home. Skilled medical care can be delivered at home by thoroughly supervised nurses, certified, licensed and knowledgeable about high-technology medical equipment. Home health care can ensure that your loved one’s complex medical needs are met.

4. Support with diet and nutrition. Are your loved ones getting the nutrition they need to stay healthy? Adults age 65 and older, people with chronic conditions, and those recently discharged from a hospital or nursing facility are likely to be nutritionally at-risk. Aging, bed rest, illness, and injury can all contribute to the loss of lean body mass. Home care may include nutritional counseling and home-cooked meals to protect your loved ones against malnutrition.

5. Medication management. If your loved one is on multiple prescriptions it can be confusing to manage. Home health care professionals can ensure the right medications are being taken at the right times to control health conditions and prevent harmful drug interactions.

Dove Home Care can provide care for young disable kids and elderly people.

We provide well-trained mature care assistants for all your care needs.

  • Domiciliary Home Care Visits – Preparation of food, help with housework, ironing
  • Live-in Care – Twenty four hour care and companionship
  • Personal Care – Help with bathing, dressing, hair washing
  • Emergency Care – Hospital discharge, help when it is needed right away
  • Convalescent Care – After treatment or hospitalisation
  • Waking Nights / Sleepover – Care support for peace of mind through the night
  • Domestic – Help with domestic cleaning tasks
  •  Dog Walking/Cat feeding – Help with walking the dog or feeding your pet.

We Specialise in:

  • Dementia Care at home
  • Alzheimer Care at home
  • Parkinson’s Care at home
  • Palliative Care at home
  • Reablement following hospitalisation
  • Care for young disabled people
16
Jun

Benefits of care at home

The ten benefits of carer at home

Care at home is a care service which is provided at home by the qualified care professional to their clients which meets both the medical, non-medical and personal care needs of the elderly people.

Carer at home helps to support the families

For many families carer at home is one of the beneficial choice. It supports the family, while allowing your loved ones to stay in the comfort of their own homes.

Carer at home provide the services at a affordable prices

Carer at home provides the best quality of services to elderly people through the well trained and well qualified professionals at a very lower cost.

Carer at home provide the other different kind of services

Care at home always provide their services according to the needs of the people, whether these needs are related with medical and non- medical.

Care at home support the senior citizens

These kind of care homes always ready to help to support the seniors who want to live well at home.

Care at home support the daily activities of seniors

Care at home helps the adults to maintaining the good quality of life. Whether these daily activities include bathing, grooming and meditation.

Provide skilled and qualified carer at home

Care at home also provide the best medical facilities for those people or patients who recovering from surgery or any kind of illness.

Care at home helps to maintain the healthy environment

Care at home helps to maintain the safe and healthy environment with the aging adults, who daily struggle for to complete the demands of housework.

Care at home build the strong relation

The professionals of care at home build the strong relationship with their clients. Care professionals directly committed with your family and help to keep everyone in clear and regular communication.

Care at home support to keep the family together

The person who choose care at home for the seniors over nursing homes can have the benefits of visiting their family members whenever they want without any kind of restrictions. Through this way it helps to keep the family together.

Care at home is trust able

Care at home is one of the most trusted choice for your loved ones. It continuously raise the standard of care for seniors everywhere at home. Palliative care is the best way to live with your loved once in end of life.

5
Jun

How do Live in Care work in UK?

Social care, mainly home care for adults has generally been a heated topic of debate amongst different political parties. Diving into the details of different parties could be a strenuous process so this article will only analyze how adults can live in care through the currently funded social care.

A hybrid system of home care.

The social care system is a hybrid system right now, home care for adults is either paid by adults for their own care, or by the government and sometimes by both. The care system is not a free system contrary to NHS and while there are some services that might be provided for free most services are paid for.

Who can benefit from Public Care/Government Support?

An adult with the following needs is determined eligible by local authorities for public care:

  1. Need for care and support due to physical and mental conditions.
  2. Due to the above needs they are unable to perform specific tasks i.e. ability to prepare food or drink, dress appropriately etc.
  3. Due to their mental and physical condition and lack of support their wellbeing is affected.

The Process after Meeting the Eligibility Criteria:

Once an adult is declared eligible for public support. Authorities will conduct a financial assessment and it will be assessed what the adults can pay for themselves to live in care. There are generally three cases:

  1. If your savings and capital are below £14,250, your care will be paid for.
  2. If your savings are £14,250-£23,250 then you will get some support from authorities.
  3. If your savings are above £23,250, then you will pay the entire amount for living in homecare.

If you are eligible for receiving funding you will either be paid directly or someone who is acting on your behalf will be paid. If you are declared non-eligible you can file an appeal after 12 months. Moreover, you will mostly be free to choose if you want homecare or if you have to be in a home.

Although there was supposed to be a lifetime cost cap of £72,000 but the government has delayed that until April 2020.

In case of any changes to your condition and an increase in expenses you can ask the local authorities to change your package.

What if I want to Pay Later?

If you want to defer payments you can request for authorities to pay for your costs right now and recover the costs at a later date from your home or any other assets you have.

What about Scotland?

If you are in Scotland your financial assessment will be as following:

  1. If your savings and capital are below £16,000 your care will be paid for.
  2. If your savings are £16,000-£26,000 then you will get some support from authorities.
  3. If your savings are above £26,000, then you will pay the entire amount for living in homecare, but you will still be expected to contribute something from your income.

Moreover in Scotland anyone over the age of 65 has an access to free personal care, in areas such as personal hygiene assistance, nutrition, and mobility etc. if you are declared eligible for public care you receive £171 per week, and if you are eligible for free personal care you receive £78 per week, and there is no cap or plans for cap in Scotland.

Generally costs you will have to incur in Scotland for homecare is around £600 for residential home care and around £745 for a home with nursing care.

What about the Rest?

The system of public care in Northern Ireland is a bit different from the rest and is overseen by five major social and health care trusts, and the general division is as following:

  • People above the age of 75 receive free homecare in their homes.
  • People under 75 might have to pay depending on your assets, i.e. if your assets are above £23, 250 then you will need to pay for your care.

Wales

In Wales everyone can get their care needs assessed, and the general expenses are £60 per week, but in case you have savings of more than £24,000 without your home included, you will be expected to meet your homecare costs.

The laws are very different so the actual costs you might be paid and you might have to pay for living in care depend on the your assessment, but the basic structure should be as the aforementioned details.