What is visiting care?
Visiting care is for people who require some help to live independently at home. Sometimes referred to as domiciliary care or hourly home care, it is a flexible service where a carer visits your home to help with your day to day tasks for as long or as little as you wish. Be it for one hour, once a week, to a few hours daily - our competent visiting carers are on hand to help. They are all fully vetted and professionally trained to assist with health care needs, personal care, light domestic duties and gentle companionship.
Who is visiting care for?
For many, visiting care is their first experience of receiving outside help with day-to-day living. Their needs are not at the stage where full time live-in care is required, but they still need a little support to remain safely in their own home. It provides opportunity to acclimatise to the idea of receiving help from a carer and provides useful insight into whether care at home is the right long-term solution for them.
Often an individual is already being cared for by a family or friends, but as their needs increase, they find themselves requiring extra help. Our service helps relieve pressure by sharing the responsibility to care for loved ones. This not gives family a well-earned break but also peace of mind that their loved ones are well cared for in their absence.
We support you and your relatives to put a plan of visiting care into place that is the right level for you; whether it is short daily visits you require, support first thing in the morning, last thing at night - or even help overnight - we work with you and your family to tailor your care, your way.
Who we help
Over the years we’ve helped a vast number of different people, each with unique care needs, remain independently at home. Some of the scenarios we provide visiting care for include:-
- Care for a few hours a week to help keep the home tidy, cleaning, ironing and assisting with the weekly shop
- Multiple daily visits to help with continence management, getting dressed and preparing balanced and nutritious meals
- An individual who may have recently had a fall and requires s daily visits to help rebuild confidence and provide gentle companionship whilst they recuperate.
- Post-operative discharge care for people who require morning and evening visits to assist with bathing, mobility and help around the house whilst they recover.
- Respite care for few hours a day on a short term basis to cover a family member who has gone away on holiday.
Overnight visiting care
Our overnight care can be in the form of waking nights or sleeping night care. The difference being:-
- Waking night care – our visiting carers will remain awake and on standby throughout the night to assist with whatever you require. Whether it is for specialist care conditions, help with medication or companionship, they are there for you to provide reassurance and support throughout the night
- Sleeping night care – if you just need someone to be on hand just in case you are disturbed in the night, then our sleeping night carers will be there to help or reassure whenever you need them. They will otherwise be asleep in a separate bedroom and are able to assist up to two times before the care reverts to waking night.
Whatever your individual circumstance, our team will work with you, your family and professionals involved in your care to create a visiting care solution that works for you.
Need further help or advice?
To find out more or for confidential advice and guidance on your care requirements, please call our expert visiting care advisors on 01252 852100. Alternatively, fill out our callback request form at the top of this page and a member of the team will contact you as soon as possible.