Choosing the correct care for your needs.
Whether you are looking to support your parent through Home Care so that they can continue to live at home, or considering the important decision of choosing a care home for the longer term, being aware of what is on offer will help you make that important choice.
As we age some tasks at home may become more difficult and some additional support can make our lives easier and help us to still enjoy living independently. Nightingales has a long history of providing quality care to the elderly in the local area.
Based with 30 years’ experience in caring for the elderly in their retirement home Nettlestead in Bromley, they have extended their services to individuals needing additional support at home. They are passionate about delivering personal care that matches the needs of the individual and can provide as little or as much support as is needed so that people can continue to enjoy living at home for as long as is possible. This ranges from help with shopping and getting out and about, to meal preparation and home chores, through to full, 24-hour live-in care all carried out by their trained, talented and committed team. They do not use agencies; each carer is employed by Nightingales to ensure stability and consistency in the service provided, and with the flexibility so that arrangements can be easily adapted as needs change.
In addition to this, they are currently undergoing a change in structure to their business; moving towards a family-employee partnership. This means that, as well as consistent and reliable care, clients will be cared for by employees who think and act like owners.
Donna Roche, Head of Homecare at Nightingales, said, “The very nature of homecare and, the needs of each individual is that a ‘one size fits all’ approach simply cannot be applied. This is at the heart of our service, which evolves as the needs of the client changes. One piece of advice I would give is to not to let the adoption of homecare, or the move into a retirement home, wait too long. Often the decision is made after an accident, or a circumstance that prompts a quick choice. Obviously this is not the ideal circumstance for making a choice, so I urge anybody to consider and plan the care that their loved one needs even when it does not seem immediately pressing.”
Moving from their home into a care home can be daunting but consider the benefits of smaller more personal care homes that can tailor their services to the needs of the person rather than a larger establishment that offer a range of care that might not apply to your relative.
For more information call Donna on 0800 612 9132.