Home care is for people that live in their own homes but require additional support with household tasks, personal care, doctor or hospital visits, or any other activities that allow them to maintain their independence and quality of life. It is also called domiciliary care.
This care plan takes your existing routine into account and works around your schedule. It can be provided to anyone at any stage of life – post a hospital stay, at the onset of mental health problems, or once sensory impairment or physical disabilities have developed.
BENEFITS OF HOME CARE
The two key benefits of home care are improvements in elderly individuals’ physical and psychological health.
1. Benefits to Physical Health – The fact that home carers are present for timely medication reminders, transferring to and from beds and around the house, and for meal preparation and cooking, ensures that elderly individuals maintain their physical health to keep them active and be moving by doing exercises with them as well as ensuring that they maintain healthy diets.
2. Benefits to Psychological Health – An home carer can help prevent older individuals from falling victim to depression and loneliness. Depression is a serious problem that can go unnoticed. It interferes with your body’s basic functioning by causing sleeping problems, irregular eating, headaches, and fatigue.
QUALITY & ASSURANCE CARE
Are there security checks for carers?
Private in-home care agencies complete Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks for all carers. Further, JIT Healthcare, it is standard procedure to follow up with each carers’ references.
This is done to ensure that references check out and to inquire about the quality of care delivered by a carer and whether it is up to the JIT Healthcare standard – above par care that is delivered with compassion.