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Personal Care

At Skillcare, we know how important it is for your loved one to be comfortable with their carer, so we have a dedicated matching service which helps to ensure this – matching carers with families based on individual care needs and personalities.

As they’re often going to be caring into your loved one’s home, and become a fundamental component of their life, it’s essential you take the right steps to choose the right carer for you. As part of this, you should consider personality as well as experience and training.

A carer should offer a set of skills relevant to their tasks, friendly face and gentle encouragement, . Above all, they should be someone with whom your loved one is comfortable and that they trust.

When considering home care for your loved one, it’s crucial that a carer respects personal boundaries. The carer should be respectful of the care recipient’s wishes and work to support their independence and dignity.

Skillcare will work with families and your loved one to create an individual care plan based upon specific instructions. They’ll spend time getting to know your loved one’s likes, dislikes – such as their preferred products – and will follow their particular guidelines.

Our Personal Care services include:

  • Help with bathing
  • Assistance with dressing
  • Providing grooming including shaving and haircare
  • Help with incontinence care
  • Assistance with eating
  • Support with  medication
  • The use of specialist equipment
  • From waking to bedtime routines.

We offer Personal care for a wide variety of conditions including complex care

Reablement

Illness, an accident or even a prolonged stay in hospital can have a terrible impact on someone’s confidence, let alone health and physical strength. At Skillcare, our specialist reablement teams understand that completely, backed by years of experience in getting people back ‘on to their feet’. Working with physical therapists, nursing staff, physios and a range of healthcare professionals, we are very well-versed in aiding clients recuperate and regain independence, and getting them back to their baseline.

From the outset, and in collaboration with clients, we set out the goals they’re looking to achieve over the course of their rehabilitation. Setting these kinds of goals helps achieve milestones and progressively improve in skill, ability and confidence. Each reablement plan will be adjusted as the client progresses and improves until we hit the goals initially set-out.

If you, a family member or friend have reablement needs, talk to Skillcare about how we can assist.

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