Domiciliary care is often referred to as home help. Accolade Support and Care provides Domiciliary Care should you require assistance with personal care, dressing, preparation of meals, household tasks, cleaning and shopping etc.
Everyone is uniquely different and has differing priorities and preferences. Some of our clients may want:
Help with getting out & about- Our support workers are able to take clients out to wherever they wish to go. It could be an appointment at the hospital or hairdressers, out to lunch, to the theatre, church or to the shops. Having a support worker accompany you on outings can take the worry away as our support workers provide not only transport, but also company, assistance, support and peace of mind.
Our support workers are all insured to take clients out in their cars.
Help with personal care– If you need assistance with personal care then we are able to help you. Our support workers can help with personal care in many ways, from simply being there to provide reassurance whilst you get in and out of the shower or bath, through to supporting people who have complex needs and may require assistance several times per day. We can assist with washing, dressing, having a shower or bath and getting in and out of bed.
Our support workers are all trained in moving and handling and can assist clients with reduced mobility in many ways and with all types of moving and handling equipment.
Our support workers can also assist with monitoring blood sugars, catheter care, support stockings and many other aspects of personal care.
Domestic house work- If you find that you are needing a little extra help around the house, our support workers can help you with a wide range of everyday tasks. We are able to assist with ironing, laundry, changing and making beds, vacuuming, dusting, taking the bins out and so on. Often a small amount of help with household tasks can make a real difference to quality of life and can help to keep people living independently for longer.
Companionship- Having a support worker come to your home can provide more than just assistance alone, it can provide companionship, friendship and real peace of mind. Many clients choose to use our home care services for companionship and greatly enjoy the time spent with our support workers and find the bonds that they form to be very fulfilling. Whether it is being able to engage in activities that you find enjoyable, having company at home or getting out and about with a support worker for companionship, reassurance and support then we will be able to help you.
Meal preparation- Support workers can prepare all types of meals for our clients. This may be simply heating a ready meal and cooking some vegetables to accompany it or cooking a full meal depending on the visit time available. We can liaise with clients and families to plan meals, do the shopping and prepare the meals in the client’s home.
All our support workers are trained in food hygiene and nutrition and we are able to monitor food and fluid intake where required to support healthy nutrition.
We can support clients with different nutritional requirements whether it is making thickened drinks, diabetic diets and blood sugar testing, or monitoring weight.
Medication- We can support clients with taking their medication correctly by administering it to them. We can administer medication from original boxes or from multi-dosage systems which have been prepacked by the pharmacy. We can also administer medication as creams, via inhalers, nebulisers or in the form of nose, eye and ear drops.
Medication Reordering– We can take responsibility for reordering medication from the GP and ensuring that it is delivered in time.