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Since a young age have you always been passionate about care, but have no experience, then look no further as a domiciliary care role with us, could be the role just for you. For this role, no experience is required and here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we provide our candidates’ full training to provide individuals home care.

What is Domiciliary Care?
Domiciliary care is when a professional carer visits the home of an individual to provide support and care in the comfort of your own home. This could be for a short period of time, from one to two hours, several hours, or 24-hour care. As a domiciliary care worker, you will support an individual with day-to-day tasks that they are struggling to complete because of an illness or age. You can either choose to do night shifts or morning shifts or a combination of both. By providing home care services, it will allow patients to feel independent and allow them to live a quality life. A designated case manager will create a care plan to suit individual needs.

Advantages of domiciliary care for a patient.

Independence
One of the biggest advantages for patients is that loved ones retain their independence, In the comfort of their own homes. Individual’s care can be tailored to suit their needs. For example, when to eat and drink, personal care etc.

Comfort of pets
Patients have the comfort of keeping pets in their own home which they are likely to have strong bonds with and owning a pet reduces loneliness.

Affordable
As domiciliary care is so flexible, you would only pay for care when you need it. Compared to care homes, domiciliary care can be much less expensive, if care is generally only required for a few hours.

Domiciliary Care Worker
Domiciliary Care Worker

The comfort of friends & family
Patients in their own home have the comfort of friends and family, knowing somebody will be with the patients when care and support is being provided.

What is involved in a Domiciliary care worker role?
Everyone is different and needs vary according to an individual’s situation.
Duties can include:

  • Personal care such as washing and dressing.
  • Assisting with getting patients in and out of bed.
  • Help with going to the toilet
  • Preparing daily meals
  • Talking to the patient and providing the patient company
  • Support with household tasks
  • Helping patients get around the house

A domiciliary care role is a great way to start your healthcare journey and it can open up an opportunity to become a care manager, alongside the experience you will need the RMA qualification, NVQ 4, or QCF diploma. To find out more about how to become a care manager click here

If you are looking to start your journey within the healthcare sector with a healthcare agency in the West Midlands, then look no further, as we have care jobs available, if a domiciliary care worker role is of interest to you, then apply by clicking here. We have flexible part-time and full-time domiciliary roles across Wolverhampton offering rewarding salaries and pick up as many shifts as you require around your availability.

or contact us on 01902 302017 to find out more and secure a role with us today.

If you have a relative that is sick, your natural instinct is that you want to care for them. After all, the person in question has likely always been there for you and you want to give something back. Yet you could find that after a while it takes its toll. If you have a job that you need to go to every day, have children and pets to look after or have a lengthy journey over to your loved one, it can soon become stressful. The emotional investment can keep you going but it could end up making you ill. If you get ill and burnt out from doing too much work this isn’t good for anyone. This is why it is a good idea to look into getting a home carer. If you are considering this, then there are a few things you need to remember:

Asking for help is not a failure

If you have been looking after a relative for a while, you can feel a sense of failure if you suddenly need to ask for external help. This is not the case. It is important to remember that by asking for help you are doing your loved one and yourself a favor by giving them the best care possible. This is a courageous thing to do and says a lot about how much you care about the other person. 

Your relationship with your loved one will probably improve

It can be very stressful looking after your loved one. Even though you want to do it, you may find that your stress shows as resentment or you just find it very distressing to see them that way. When the pressure of caring for them is removed, you can focus on spending quality time with them. You can play games, talk, look at photos and reminisce. Instead of worrying about their care, you can sip cups of tea and just enjoy the time you spend together. This is a much healthier way to spend your time.

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They are better qualified for the role

Your home carer is qualified to do this role and will therefore be very good at it. They will know what to do in certain situations that you might have found distressing or not known what to do. They are also good at handling situations such as getting people dressed or helping them bathe with dignity. If you are too close to someone they can see this as embarrassing or that they don’t want you to do it. A carer is detached enough from the situation that it isn’t an issue.

It is important that if you are finding it difficult to look after a loved one who needs care, that you seek external help. All of our carers at Secure Healthcare Solutions are experts in their field and fully checked by the CQC for their top-quality care. If you are looking to find out more or hire a carer then please get in touch with us today.

If you are looking for a role as a home carer, see our vacancies here.

If you are struggling to do the things you usually do at home, then it could be that you need home care services to come and help you out. Whether this is getting out of bed, cooking or cleaning, you might find that you are having trouble. Luckily our home care services are on hand to help with this. If you find yourself asking the question of “Do I need a home carer?” Then the chances are that you probably do. The good thing about a home carer is that they aren’t a one size fits all package. They will come and speak to you about your individual needs and can help out with as much or as little as you require. Here are some ways that a home carer can help you to put your mind at rest if you are wondering how much you need one.

If you can no longer do simple household tasks

There are many reasons that you might no longer be able to do simple households tasks like you used to. It could be that you are not very well or just that you have become frailer with age. No matter the reason, a home carer can come and aid you with everything from light cleaning to preparing your meals, doing your shopping and picking up your prescriptions from the pharmacy. They are on hand to help with anything you might need and can come up with a plan that is personally tailored to you and your requirements. Before starting, they will discuss with you what you might require and come up with a plan. This can then be tweaked as and when is necessary.

If you have recently come back from the hospital 

A home carer can help you if you have recently been to the hospital and are bed-bound. It might be that you went in for surgery or for an illness and that you are well enough to be discharged, but still not quite back to your old self. A carer can come and continue looking after you at home, giving you both mental and physical support to aid with your recovery. They can also help with things such as changing catheter bags and picking up your prescriptions and sorting your medicine. 

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If you are suffering from an illness or condition that you require assistance to manage

If you have a condition or get diagnosed with something such as dementia or cancer, it could be that you need care at home to help with this. Home carers are well trained in a myriad of conditions. They can help you with managing these while also retaining independence and being able to stay in your own home. Home carers can pick up and administer your medication, do tasks around the home and liaise with your doctor to ensure that you are getting the care you need.

If your family are often worried about you or care for you themselves and are finding it too much

If your family has been caring for you for a while, it might reach a point where this is no longer feasible. This could be because they are finding it too intense. Or because they have work or other family commitments that they need to try and attend to as well. If this is the case, a home carer can help to take that responsibility off their hands. This leaves them to visit you in a friendly capacity rather than just to take care of you. Being a carer can be intense for a family member and therefore home carers are a good idea to take this stress away and offer some reprieve. This can be on a permanent or temporary basis. For example, you might only need a carer while your family member is on holiday. 

These are just a few reasons that might show that you need a home carer. If you are looking for a home carer near you or want some domiciliary care assistance, please get in touch with us today. We have a range of care at home options to suit your needs.

If you are looking for a home care assistant job, please check out the many vacancies we have. We offer home care services in a variety of locations. 

The brains of SuperAgers (those 80 years old and older whose memories are as sharp as healthy people in their 50s and 60s) shrink much slower than their age-matched peers, resulting in a greater resistance to ‘typical’ memory loss and dementia, a new path-breaking study that shows.

 

This is a MRI scan of a SuperAger’s brain. The portion between the yellow and red lines is the cortex, which contains neurons. SuperAgers’ cortices shrunk over two times slower than average-age peers’ in a recent Northwestern Medicine study, which may contribute to their superior memory performance.

Credit: Northwestern University

The highly engaged and delightful conversationalist, who reads, volunteers and routinely researches questions on the Internet, is part of a new path-breaking Northwestern Medicine study that shows that SuperAgers’ brains shrink much slower than their age-matched peers, resulting in a greater resistance to “typical” memory loss and dementia.

Over the course of the 18-month study, normal agers lost volume in the cortex twice as fast as SuperAgers, a rare group of people aged 80 and above whose memories are as sharp as those of healthy persons decades younger.

“Increasing age is often accompanied by ‘typical’ cognitive decline or, in some cases, more severe cognitive decline called dementia,” said first author Amanda Cook, a clinical neuropsychology doctoral student in the laboratory of Emily Rogalski and Sandra Weintraub. “SuperAgers suggest that age-related cognitive decline is not inevitable.”The study was published in JAMA. Senior author Emily Rogalski will present the findings at the 2017 Cognitive Aging Summit in Bethesda, Maryland, April 6.SuperAger research at Northwestern is flipping the traditional approach to Alzheimer’s research of focusing on brains that are underperforming to instead focusing on outperforming brains.

If you need help around the home, a good option is to have a care worker come in to your home to help you.

Types of homecare available

Homecare comes in many forms and has many names used to describe it, including home help, care attendants and “carers” (not to be confused with unpaid family or friends who care for you).

Homecare can suit you if you need:

  • personal care, such as washing or dressing
  • housekeeping or domestic work, such as vacuuming
  • cooking or preparing meals
  • nursing and health care
  • companionship

Homecare can be very flexible, in order to meet your needs, and the same person or agency may be able to provide some or all of these options for the duration of your care:

  • long-term 24-hour care
  • short breaks for an unpaid family carer
  • emergency care
  • day care
  • sessions ranging from 15-minute visits to 24-hour assistance and everything in between

If you believe that you might benefit from some help at home, the first thing to do is to contact your social services department to ask for an assessment of your care and support needs. To contact social services, go to GOV.UK: find your local authority

If you are eligible for homecare services, the local authority may provide or arrange the help themselves. Alternatively, you can arrange your own care, funded by the local authority, through direct payments or a personal budget.

If you have chosen direct payments or a personal budget, or you aren’t eligible for local authority help and want to get care privately, you can arrange it in several different ways.

Questions to ask when using a homecare agency

The fees some agencies charge can be quite high. Before deciding to go ahead with an agency, you should ask questions about the fee and what it covers, including:

  • Does the agency check references?
  • What training and supervision do they provide?
  • What is their complaints policy?
  • Who will be responsible for insurance?
  • Is there any out-of-hours or emergency contact if needed?
  • Will they be able to provide staff if your own care worker is ill or away? (If an agency contracts to provide care every day, it must ensure that it does.)

With Secure Healthcare as your home care service provider, you will enjoy personalised service built around your needs. Secure Healthcare pride ourselves on treating people with the same care, kindness and dignity that we would expect our loved ones to be treated.

We pride ourselves on ensuring  persons needing support are Safe, our care treatment and support helps you to maintain quality of life based on best available evidence, our staff involve and treat you with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect. We ensure our services are responsive to your needs and our management ensure high quality care is provided based on an individuals needs.

If you wish to learn more about how we can support you, please contact us and let one of our advisers come to see you and your family for a more detailed plan on how we can support you.

WHY HOME CARE?

When you and your family have decided that home care is necessary, you can either hire an individual on your own, or hire a caregiver through an experienced provider. Trusting a professional registered by CQC  has many advantages over finding home care privately. When providing home care for yourself or a family member or friend, we take the time to get to know you and make sure you are continually happy with the care you received and the staff that support you.

The best person to know what support you need to remain as independent as possible in your own home is you. That is why everything we do is designed around your needs and goals. These can be relatively simple like help with shopping through to high dependency 24 hour care.

TREATING YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS LIKE OUR OWN

We pride ourselves on ensuring  persons needing support are Safe, our care treatment and support helps you to maintain quality of life based on best available evidence, our staff involve and treat you with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

We ensure our services are responsive to your needs and our management ensure high quality care is provided based on an individuals needs.

BENEFITS OF HOME CARE SERVICES FOR YOUR LOVED ONE

From simple housekeeping to companionship to more complex specialised care – Our trained caring friendly staff have your Dignity and respect at the forefront of delivering personalised care in the comfort of your own home. Home Care services has many benefits . Here are just a few :

  • Care in your comfort zone
  • Stablity
  • Family contact
  • Peace of mind
  • Independence
  • Staying with your Pet
  • Housing support could be provided
  • High Personalised Care
  • Sharing Responsibility
  • Adaptable Support
  • Cost effective

HOME CARE SERVICES PROVIDER IN WOLVERHAMPTON

We provide home care services in Wolverhampton – West Midlands   If you wish to learn more about how we can support you, please contact us and let one of our advisers come to see you and your family for a more detailed plan on how we can support you.

HOW MUCH DOES PRIVATE NURSING COST ?

Many people presume that receiving a bespoke care at home service is beyond their financial means; however, as more information about financing care becomes available in the public domain, care at home is becoming an increasingly popular option. Read more :https://securehealthcaresolutions.co.uk/homecare/costs-and-funding/

Give us a call today so we can help you decide the best option for you and your loved one.