ABOUT TEAM HOME HELP
Live-in carer to the elderly
Our founders John and Libby both now, in their 70, formed Team Home Help back in 2012.
Alongside live-in carers which is the preferred option, we do now also offer a live-out carer option.
To explain we have learned there are situations where a live-in carer is not the only option.
For example where there are numerous relatives close-by who have the time, and inclination, to take care of them. to call on them daily and to attend to tasks such as shopping, washing, ironing, tidying the garden. and other duties.
All done with care and a genuine desire to assist. However, this does not affect our overall opinion that- a live-in carer is the best option.
Our decision to offer elderly live-in care:-
Was prompted after witnessing the unfortunate demise of John’s parents.
They received basic ‘state’ elderly care under the social services umbrella. Here is what they experienced:-
“We saw pen-pushers, do-gooders, robotic carers who were trained to use words such as “darling” but no empathy behind it.
Just empty-words which we could all see-through.
‘In and out’ type of visits. Hello, goodbye, and a just before they go- a ‘Wiltshire Farms’ dinner shoved in the microwave.
Basically, what mum and dad needed was a ‘minder’ in place. Rather like a mate, chum, informal carer/personal assistant. Someone who would deal with almost every scenario.”
Security for the elderly.
For example, ensuring the back door is locked at night. Cookers turned off. Actually both.
Some of these dangerous scenarios occurred with Johns’s parents-thank goodness no harm came to them.
Vigilantly answering the door. Making sure all visitors are either genuine or ‘packed off’ if not.
Helping with any correspondence.
But most of all watched over them. Thus ensuring they do not fall over.
Personal Care to the elderly.
keeping them presentable in terms of washing, bathing and ensuring clean clothes washing, etc.
Mobility for the elderly.
Getting out and about. Often the service user had a car stored away in the garage. Which the carer could use both as a means of getting around and being a chauffeur too. Thus making sure they had something of social life.
With a live-in carer there is the added benefit of keeping more of your parent/s money where it really belongs- in “their” own pocket!
Provide the most comprehensive solution in keeping ‘loved ones’ safe and where they belong -in “their” own home!
A live-in carer is the only effective 24/7 protection against falls/tumbling over.
It cannot be stressed enough- Falls are one of the biggest dangers facing elderly people either living alone or in poor health.
Many never recover from a serious fall, which was the case with this author’s father.
Unfortunately, no amount of pop -in visits can effectively cover the risk of a fall. Only 24/7 delivers!
With Team home Helps creative solutions- there is the added benefit of keeping more of your parent/s money where it belongs- in “their” own pocket!
Innovative proven highly effective live-in elderly care solutions.
Live-in carers to the elderly. Originally created for the benefit of senior citizens by senior citizens themselves- Libby and John
We are certain that we are probably the only people offering this service who have witnessed how it all pans as children of service users. Moreover, we are both ourselves now age 70 plus.
We dedicate this page to Jack (1916-2012) and Violet (1918-2005)
Our mission is dedicated to oviding affordable live-in elderly care support-elderly care at home.
Team Home Helprs to siblings a relatively affordable opportunity for “repayment time” to our Mums and dads