A short preamble- followed by ‘how does it work’.
The concept and differing approach to home care elderly- live in care was the brain-child of the husband and wife team of John and Libby.
Being in the very same age category as many of their service users, they know first hand (from sad experiences with Johns parents) what you might currently be encountering.
This gives them very exceptional empathy!
In a nutshell, how does Team Home care elderly Help differ?
Essentially we cut out the “middle man” from the equation.
To explain- Usually a care agency supplies you with a carer who is employed by them.Typically carers are paid by the agency £550ish per week.They are then sub-hire to you at anything between £850-£1000 per week (higher if it’s caring for a couple)
We provide profit the very same calibre of person/carer but only apply a reasonable and equitable add-on amount.To be blunt- we are not so greedy. Naturally we do of course make some profit.
Myths peddled relating to home care elderly care at home.
We suggest Vested Interests could play a part here! To be blunt there’s a lot at stake when carers are often paid £550.00 per week then repackaged out at £850.00 per week. Especially when taking into account its the actual carer who is doing ALL the work.
Despite all the hoo-ha and H&S hype in our view apart from extreme cases -(Advanced Alzheimer’s for example), the job although demanding is essentially simple and straightforward.
Mainly involving companionship, time, patience, keeping a watchful -eye out, cooking, cleaning, bathing etc.
If it’s that complicated…… how come millions of spouses care for their partners at home everyday unpaid and untrained?
Statistics show currently there are more than 400,000 unpaid spouse carers in the UK many of these age 85+! Never heard of any problems with spouses caring for their other half….not one!
Yes, it’s a job anyone with common sense can do! Generally, our carers have opted to join us to do the job sensibly, but without all the fuss and bureaucracy previously imposed on them. Like for example leaving someone in agony lying on the floor due to H&S.
Assistance- home care elderly – can we help you?
Quite a number of enquirers ask if we can provide a nurse?-whatever for? Mum/Dad invariably aren’t actually ill ‘as such’ and don’t need someone to carry out a bedside vigil! If there is a need for a nurse to administer injections etc., social services will provide a district one to call in.The main issue to be concerned with is frailty and the ensuing risk of falling over. Research has shown falls/tumbles are the main contributing factor which eventually leads to admission into a residential care home. Avoiding the first fall is crucial. Only answer is a 24/7 minder’ in place.
However whatever you are looking for we got it covered. We have individuals with different ranges of skills:-trainee medical doctors, nurses, and highly experienced carers, and some, quite simply really nice kind people of limited experience too.
Putting you in charge. Manage your home care for elderly requirements -yourself.
Basically we offer an opportunity to put you the service user in the driving seat. You set the bar and levels of what the carer can and cannot do. Don’t be pushed around by bureaucrats and ‘we know best’ types!
We encourage free thinking, non stereotype care based around being your best chum!
Team Home Help providers in Elderly home care to our elderly mums and dads
Our creative approach to home care for elderly enables you to beat the perceived “the only way” approach.
As you would expect we conduct a rigorous vetting procedure; including CRB or equivalent, personal and previous employers references. We take your satisfaction very seriously.
All our highly valued carers/P/A’s hold a DBS or European equivalent if arriving from a EU country.
In some cases, our service users felt sufficiently comfortable with the carers references provided and agreed to’ take them on’ pending its arrival.
Often where a service user is a man and quite heavy a male carer is more appropriate.