In addition to standard care for adults or older people, we support a wide range of conditions that can inhibit the ability to live independently or require additional support that can be difficult or impossible for family and friends to provide.
Our support assistants receive on-going training and we ensure they are fully competent in providing the care that is required before we match them with our clients.
For individual conditions our team will receive bespoke training so they are equipped with the necessary skills to deliver the appropriate care. With some conditions we work as part of a larger team, often providing support to nursing personnel.
Caring for a loved one with a terminal condition can be extremely difficult, both emotionally and understanding all of the needs and medications that come with providing care. Our Support Assistants can either provide on-demand or live-in care to ensure that your loved one is as comfortable as possible. We work in conjunction with nurses, GPs, and other professionals to ensure that the standard of care provided is equal to or surpasses the alternatives.
Cancer treatment and diagnosis can be even more distressing when they have to occur away from home, in hostels and hospitals. Our Support Assistants are specifically trained to help you overcome the challenges that come with living with cancer, and to provide quality care in the comfort of your own home so that you can continue to live a normal, happy life in familiar surroundings with the people you love.
Dementia is a difficult illness to care for, and ultimately most dementia patients require round the clock care to ensure that they are safe and well. Everyday tasks can become difficult or impossible, but receiving dementia care at home has significant benefits. We understand the impact that maintaining consistency and familiarity can have for people suffering with dementia – being surrounded by sentimental items can alleviate confusion and reduce distress. We have a number of tailored dementia care packages specifically created for the different types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, Frontal Temporal (Picks), Lewy Body, Vascular, and other variants of the illness.
Patients are typically released from hospital before they have completely recovered from surgery, meaning that they need time and support to recover both physically and mentally. Proper rehabilitation after surgery is as important as the operation itself; recuperating in a familiar atmosphere makes it considerably easier to get back into your normal routines and means that your family and friends can provide emotional support without shouldering the majority of your physical care needs. Our Support Assistants can help to re-dress wounds, prevent infection, help with physiotherapy, and ensure that all of your needs are met while you recover at home.
Living with a mental illness can have a significant impact on daily life – without proper support and management, a mental illness can be a catalyst for a variety of medical complications and require hospitalisation. Our Support Assistants can support people with a wide range of disorders, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, anorexia, and obsessive compulsive disorder to encourage healthy patterns, reduce triggers, and help every client live independently.
Our clients have a range of different physical disabilities, including sensory loss, diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophy. Each condition can have a significant impact on lifestyle and the scope of daily tasks that our client can do independently. Our Support Assistants are specially trained on the how to manage the effects of these conditions, and more, ensure that our clients can live independently with their condition. Home Care Preferred St. Albans offers round the clock live-in care for more severe conditions, or can come in to support a few regular activities in other cases. Just let us know your requirements and we will find a solution that fits.
“Excellent service, very reliable, caring. I received just the support I needed. The staff member was very kind and reassuring.”
“I have been delighted with the warmth and care I have received! Very, very good. Excellent value for money!”
“I have found the carers to be extremely valuable during my time of recovery post-operation. They have also taken care of my husband who has dementia.”
“Home Care Preferred were very professional and easy to deal with. The carer was attentive and pleasant and did everything we asked her to do and more. Very easy people to communicate with using emails – as I live in Australia”
“In the 6 years of having working closely with at least 3 agencies, and 11 carers, this is the first time I have found cares who have been so spot on, loving, gentle, friendly, warm and genuine. They stick to the routine and my nana is happy as can be.
They are consistent, on time, work well together and so very helpful and positive.
So grateful and happy.”
“This is my first experience of needing help at home. I have been very impressed by the standards of best practice employed by Home Care Preferred. By the intelligent and well informed standards of care. The willingness and ability to help in any way needed or requested.
Also the meticulous attention to checks that the care given is accurate and of high quality. The courtesy of keeping client informed of any changes.”
“My parents are really delighted with the care and assistance that the carer provides to them. He always arrives promptly and my dad who is 91 is so grateful for help washing and dressing, it makes him much less tired and able to cope and enjoy his day. The carer is very kind, patient and aware of both my parent’s physical capacities. He is also excellent company and is just a pleasure. The carer organises my father’s medication, gives it to him, puts in his hearing aids, helps wash and dress him and gives him breakfast, He recognises my father’s need for engagement and they have good chats. I feel my parents are in the best and safest hands and that is all you can ask for.”