How Can a Homecare Service Help Me?

Updated: Feb 4, 2019

At Dandelion Home Care, we really love what we do. Working across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland, we like to sprinkle a little kindness wherever we go. From dementia care to companionship, a friendly, professional service is at the forefront of everything we offer. Adult homecare is very versatile and each of our service users has different needs. Today we want to share just some of the many ways homecare services can help you.

Manage your Independence with Adult Homecare

Every adult is entitled to their independence, regardless of age or physical and mental disabilities. Homecare services can offer a pair of extra hands to help you with your daily or weekly routine and enable you to continue living independently. At Dandelion Home Care our friendly and fully trained team provide a bespoke service, which allows you to dictate the sort of help you would like to receive at a time that best suits you. Whether you require help with meal preparation, household cleaning or laundry, doing the grocery shop, getting up and going to bed, personal care such as bathing and dressing, daily living support including paying bills or making online purchases – the list goes on! – homecare services are there to help you live your life with as much ease and independence as possible.

Dementia Care from a Dedicated ‘Dementia Friends’ Team

For people living with dementia, everyday tasks will become increasingly challenging. They can become muddled up with their daily routine, forget to take medication, forget to eat meals, and struggle with getting around the house. Dandelion Home Care specialises in dementia care, meaning we can offer friendly, comforting, and tailored homecare services with great knowledge of the difficulties dementia patients encounter. This may involve preparing meals, ensuring that medication is taken, helping out with the laundry or cleaning, as well as providing company. We know how important routine, trust, and familiarity are, which is why you will always be visited by the same support worker wherever possible.

Adult Homecare to Give Respite to Family Members

Caring for a loved one is undoubtedly a wonderful thing, but it can come with challenges and a lot of additional responsibilities from which we each deserve a break. Taking care of yourself is important too, to ensure that you can continue to offer support to your loved one.

The team at Dandelion Homecare can provide the respite that you need. As much as possible, we will assign the same support worker so that your loved one can maintain a feeling of familiarity and comfort whilst you take some time to yourself.

Homecare to Help with Loneliness

Each and every one of us is susceptible to feeling lonely, especially when we are living alone or aren’t able to get out and about like we used to. At Dandelion Home Care we believe there is nothing better to beat loneliness than a pot of tea and a good natter. Socialising is incredibly important and nothing should hold us back from that. Homecare services with Dandelion Home Care can mean having the company of one of our lovely team members who can be an extra set of hands around the house, a friendly face for a hearty chat, or someone to help you travel to your usual – or new - social events. Homecare doesn’t need to stick within the walls of your home; we can take trips to the local café, park, or shopping centre. We know that loneliness can hurt as much as a physical problem, and we can help with our homecare services.

Convalescent or Postoperative Care

After an operation or illness, getting back to your usual daily duties and routine can be difficult – that is where homecare services with Dandelion Home Care can help. By helping you out and into bed, doing the household cleaning, washing up and laundry, going to the supermarket, preparing meals and snacks, etc. your dedicated service worker from Dandelion Home Care can help you on your way to recovery.

Quite clearly, homecare services can help in more ways than one! If you would like to discuss any of the Dandelion Home Care services, or learn more about how we can help you, please do get in touch with the team today.