What is Hourly Care?
The amount and nature of hourly care (sometimes referred to as ‘domiciliary care’) received is entirely bespoke to the person’s situation. Some tasks might be perfectly within the capability of your loved ones, whereas others might call for more specialist or skilled knowledge assistance. The service might be regular, or delivered on an as-needed basis.
Not only does an hourly care service greatly improve quality of living for the care receiver, it also eases the pressure on family and friends who are safe in the knowledge that their loved one is receiving consistently professional and high-quality care, delivered with empathy and respect.
Who might need hourly care?
Hourly care is perfect for those individuals who are physically or mentally able to live their day-to-day lives with relative independence. They may, however, require assistance with some specific tasks, without which their lives would be restricted.
Is the person perfectly capable around the house but in need of a little support when they’re out shopping? Perhaps they’re self-sufficient in general but just need some help administering their medication? It may even be that the family or friends who check in on them are on holiday, or just in need of a little break. Whatever your situation, we are here to help.
We have the utmost respect for the independence of every individual in our care. We understand that allowing a new person into the home can be a big step. Admitting to oneself or to one’s loved ones that further support is needed can be hard, but we are with you every step of the way to ease you through the process.
Even individuals who are reluctant to admit that they are in need of help may well be amazed at the improvements in their lives that hourly care could bring them.
Benefits of Hourly Care
Care is paid for only when it is needed, meaning that a care plan can be tailored to an individual’s specific needs without any extra costs.
Peace of mind
It can be a big change to allow a new person into the home to care for a loved one, but family and friends can always be safe in the knowledge that we provide a warm, empathetic and professional service with dignity and respect.
Hourly care can be provided by the same carer or by a variety of individuals. Either way, regular visits from a kind and caring professional can provide some of that crucial social stimulation that so many isolated individuals at home are so sorely missing.
Loneliness in elderly and housebound individuals in the UK is a rising epidemic. Hourly care provides structure and regularity to a person’s life, perhaps even something to base their day around.
Details to Prepare
1. Write a List
Write a list of care needs and how you expect them to be met. Vague ideas such as ‘personal care’ are not as useful as clear statements like ‘assisting with washing, dressing and applying ointment for dry skin’. If there are certain tasks or errands that need to be done in a certain way, be sure to include them.
2. Check the List
Check this list with other people, including friends and family members familiar with the situation. You may be missing some obvious points that did not come to mind.
3. Highlight Key Points
Be sure to prepare and highlight all the key points when you start discussing the specific requirements with our representative. This helps them to provide a shortlist of carers who can really meet the stated needs.
4. Get in Touch
Once you have a clear understanding of the needs and expectations for the care, give us a call and include all the information you can. The more we know about your loved one, the more supportive and personalised care we can offer.
Thank you so much for looking after my mother. I have been around to see her today,
and the flat has never looked cleaner or better maintained. Thanks finally
for doing the laundry and for the spotless state of the flat.
You are a marvel!
I just wanted to thank you for the great care that you
have provided for my mother. She had a really lovely Christmas Day
and was very happy for that. Thank you, and many thanks once again.
Thank you all for the wonderful care that mummy’s getting.
I couldn’t ask for better.
Since Care24Seven took over the care at home of my father and mother,
I have been very pleased with the professionalism and care you have shown.
In particular, there has been a marked improvement in my father’s mental
and physical wellbeing.
Why Hundreds of Families
Have Already Chosen Us
1:1 Care Ratio: Unlike hospitals or care facilities that have one staff member per a group of elderly, we offer one-on-one care. This means the carer will devote all their time and attention to your loved one and their needs.
48 Hour Contract: We know how unexpectant life can be, and are flexible and ready to accommodate any situation. We have a short contract, which means that you only pay for what you use and can start and stop care at any time, adjusting as needed.
Quality of service: Entrusting the care of your loved ones to somebody you have not known for very long can feel like a risk, but we can assure you of the highest level of care. Our carers will cater to the major and minor needs of your loved one, and provide them with the greatest level of care and treatment that they deserve.
Financial benefits: With the rising costs of care facility services, care at home is proving to be the cheaper option. That’s not surprising as it excludes many of the expenses you would otherwise be paying for in a facility, such as rent and wages, and may even help your loved one qualify for funding help.
A certified training centre: Not only do we have over a million hours of care behind our belt, but we’re a certified training centre ourselves. This means that not only do we train our own carers face-to-face, but we also train other carers from all over the country.
Get in Touch Today
We provide expert advice and a free, no obligation, care assessment service.
Call our London specialists now and let us help you chose the right care for your loved one.
Call us now on 0203 893 2993 or request a callback from one of our team