When choosing the right type of care for yourself or a loved one, there are lots of things to consider. Where is the best place for you to receive care? What exactly is it that you need support with? How much autonomy will you be able to have? With our expert team providing home care in Wimbledon, we can ease all of these worries by ensuring you get the right support you need to help you maintain your independence, all from the comfort of your own home.
And to give you extra peace of mind, all of our care services in Wimbledon are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This means that we provide care to the highest industry standards, that’s monitored for safety, leadership, training, responsiveness and effectiveness.
The great thing about home care is that it enables you to get one-to-one support as and when you require. You may just need help little and often with the housework, changing the beds and collecting your shopping. Or you may need more intensive support with a long-term medical condition, whereby you need assistance throughout the day and night with personal care, administering medication and getting in and out of bed safely. Whatever your requirements, we’ll make sure that we work with you to create a support plan that fits around you and your requirements, taking into account your preferences and existing timetable.
What’s important with home care from our Wimbledon team is that your support is holistic; in other words, it’s not just about the physical elements of care that we offer support with. Our carers are there to ensure you have the companionship you may need if you live alone or away from family. No one should ever have to feel lonely, and we’re fully committed to ensuring all of our customers feel the benefit from a familiar, friendly face.
Home care needs may arise for a variety of different reasons: perhaps you’ve noticed that an elderly relative has started to struggle around their home, or maybe you’ve realised that you want more independence if you live with family but need support in order to do so. We have a variety of different home care services that have all been created with our customer’s needs at the fore.
Our hourly visiting care service enables you to have visits on an hourly basis either once a week or several times a day – whatever suits you. We can support you with getting washed and dressed, tending to hair, shaving and make up, toileting needs, domestic duties, shopping, running errands and taking you to appointments. What’s more, our carers can be there to assist you with overnight care, too. This may be beneficial for you if you struggle with turning in bed to prevent pressure sores or you become more anxious at night.
As an experienced care team, we know how it important it is to take regular breaks away from your care duties, especially for those who care for loved ones. While you take a step back, our carers will step in with respite care, replicating your existing care routines with your loved one so that they don’t have to worry about the change in personnel. And you never know, they may get on so well with their carer that they might choose to have them more often, giving you even more free time.
If you’re recovering from an operation or illness and require urgent support or if your regular caregiver is unavailable or has let you down last minute, we can offer emergency care at the drop of a hat. We can be with you usually within 24 hours, providing the support and assistance you may need at what may be quite a distressing and unnerving time. And once you’re feeling better and back on your feet again, we can reduce your support or withdraw completely – whatever works for you and your situation.
Our friendly and dedicated team in Wimbledon are committed to providing only the very best support to their customers in the local area. To ensure we only recruit the top carers, we have a rigorous assessment and selection process that they are all required to undertake, starting with several character references and a check by the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS). Once completed, they then undergo a thorough training programme, consisting of theoretical and practical sessions to give them the skills and knowledge to carry out the latest and safest care practices, as approved by the CQC.
Throughout their time with us, all of our carers are required to complete regular refresher courses so that they all keep up to date with their care standards.