You may have some difficulty in carrying out personal or domestic routines, perhaps the result of illness or immobility. Our discreet personal care service is designed to support you with your day-to-day living, as well as providing you with the encouragement and emotional support that you may need to remain living independently. Our carers will ensure that your dignity will be maintained, and that you feel comfortable and reassured at all times.
If required, your carer can assist you getting in and out of the bath or shower safely, as well as washing and drying your hair and body. If you can bathe independently, they can be around, reassuring you that someone is there to ensure your safety.
Fastening buttons and zips, and tying laces can become more difficult, or even impossible, for some individuals. If you need help getting dressed and undressed, our carers can be relied upon to provide support to make things easier for you.
Our carers are able to assist you getting in and out of bed, at a time which suits your own routine.
Our carers are able to assist you with all aspects of meal times. This can include assisting with your weekly shop, helping with the preparation of your meals, and managing the food in your home.
Our carers can assist you with light household duties as part of your personal care service and will help with tasks such as laundry, vacuuming and washing up.
If required, we are able to help with all aspects of incontinence whilst preserving your dignity, at all times. Your carer can help you to get to and from the toilet and, where required, will monitor your personal hygiene in order to ensure your health and comfort. This can include changing catheter and stoma bags, incontinence pads and sheets, and help with bathing and changing clothing.
There may be times when you forget to take your prescribed medication, or may struggle to take it the correct way, which could put your health at serious risk. Our carers are able to alleviate this worry by prompting you to take your medication and ensure you’re taking the right dosage, at the right time.
There are times when health problems, or long term conditions, are more serious or complex, and health professionals will be involved in your care. This can be very challenging for you and your family.
To help you continue living in your own home at these difficult times, Crocus Homecare can help you. Not only do we work closely with health professionals, but our carers have skills to help you manage your complex care needs.
These longer term needs may be the result of a stroke, heart attack, renal failure, dementia or Parkinson’s disease. You may be about to be, or have recently been discharged from hospital, and face a long term recovery.
Your care plan will be regularly reviewed to ensure we continue to meet your needs should they change, enabling us to continue to implement an effective and reliable care service.
Palliative and End of Life Care
Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients, and their families, facing a life-threatening illness. This involves the prevention and relief of suffering, and the treatment of pain.
When you are suffering from a life-threatening illness, whether this is curable or terminal, it can be a difficult and stressful time for both you and your family. Our Palliative Care service aims to support those wishing to remain living in their own homes, making life more comfortable for everyone involved.
We believe that Crocus Homecare provides this specialist type of care with real compassion, understanding and sensitivity. Because we believe in providing continuity of care, we will ensure that only a few carefully selected carers will work with you and your family during this sensitive time.
The aim is to achieve the best quality of life for you, as well as your family.
You and your family may have strong emotions and feelings about your condition, and it may be difficult for you, and for them, to express feelings or emotions for fear of upsetting each other. Where we can, and if appropriate, we can help you and your family to discuss these feelings.
In addition, we can provide reassurance and support following bereavement.