Types of Homecare Services Available: Our Guide for Families
Many families worry that they don’t have the time or resources needed to properly take care of their loved ones, but help is available in the form of homecare services. These services are available for loved ones in need of medical care and support. This support can be required for various reasons such as illness, disability or old age. There are several types of homecare services available and our guide for families will assist in helping you to make an informed decision about which one is best for your loved one.
Every care setting needs to be staffed by the right people, which is exactly what Myhomecare provides: the right people, with the right skills and knowledge in the right place, at home. Ensuring your loved one receives the care they need while remaining in familiar surroundings.
From 2020 to 2050 it is estimated that the Irish
population aged over 65 will increase by 82.2% from 14.6 (thousand) to 26.6 (thousand).
This will result in them requiring health and
social care services as they age.
Personal Care Services
This involves the caregiver offering assistance with a variety of daily tasks. Sometimes the simplest of tasks can be difficult to do when you are ill or elderly. A personal care assistant is there to ensure that your loved one is able to maintain their independence and quality of life in the comfort of their own home. With compassion and strong attention to detail, personal care assistants can make a real difference for families seeking to give their loved ones the care and attention they deserve. While being extremely useful, it helps to make life easier and more manageable daily and can include:
Personal care services maintain cleanliness and comfort for your loved one within their own home so they don’t have to worry. It empowers them to live with dignity in the knowledge that they will receive the best possible care.
At Myhomecare each client has their own needs and requirements which is why we don’t believe in a one size fits all approach.
Our tailor-made homecare services and packages cover a wide range of services.
From basic home help and befriending, to advanced nursing care and supported hospital discharge, you can find out more in our brochure.
Taking care of a home can be a big task for an elderly or sick loved one. Sometimes assistance is needed to make sure everything runs smoothly. Homemaker services can provide the necessary support for those who need help with daily tasks, reducing the strain on family members. These services can improve the quality of life for your loved one and may involve the following:
The above can contribute to a functional and stress-free environment for everyone involved. Tasks carried out by the caregiver can vary and depend on the needs and abilities in a way that supports your loved one best.
When a loved one needs medical care at home, it can be overwhelming for families to know where to turn. That’s where respite services come in. It is understandable to be nervous about entrusting a stranger with such an important responsibility, but with the right respite service, you can feel confident that you loved one’s needs are in good hands. This type of care involves:
Whether it’s a few hours a day or a few weeks a year, respite services offer a break from the demands of caregiving from family members, while ensuring your loved one receives the attention and care they need to feel well again.
By understanding these options, it is possible to make informed decisions and choose the right type of home care services that can help provide comfort and quality of life. As a compassionate guide, we are here to support and navigate these options with you.
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