HELPING WITH DEMENTIA


Caledonia Homecare has a philosophy of care that supports the person living with dementia throughout their journey. This can be within their own home by providing domiciliary care day visits or, if required escorting in the community or a sleep in service with an introduced selected carer.

 

We believe that supporting an individual with Dementia can bring the following rewards:

•   Bonds deepen through care, companionship, and service

•   Problem solving and relationship skills grow through experience

•   New relationships form through education and support

•   Unexpected rewards develop through compassion and acceptance

Awareness

There are several different forms of Dementia and it affects people in different ways. That is why it is so important that each customer is dealt with not only with good professional service, but also with respect and kindness.

Our Staff

Caledonia Homecare run regular training updates for our care staff. This makes sure that our staff understand the practical and emotional aspects of caring for people with Dementia.

Your Care Plan

Individuals with Dementia have an assessment and an ongoing personalised care plan, agreed across health and social care,that identifies a named carer and addresses their individual needs.

HELPING WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

We are often told by people with Learning Disabilities that they need trained staff to work with them to get the most out of their lives. 

Awareness

There are several different forms of Learning Disabilities and it affects people in different ways. That is why it is so important that each customer is dealt with not only with good professional service, but also with respect patience and kindness.

Our Staff

Caledonia Homecare run regular training updates for our care staff. This makes sure that our staff understand the practical and emotional aspects of caring for people with Learning Disabilities

Your Care Plan

Individuals with Learning Disabilities have an assessment and an ongoing personalised care plan, agreed across health and social care,that identifies a named carer and addresses their individual needs.

HELPING WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITY

Caledonia Homecare has a philosophy of care that supports the person living with a Physical Disability throughout their journey. This can be within their own home by providing domiciliary care day visits to include personal care or, if required escorting in the community or a sleep in service with an introduced selected carer.

We also believe that individuals that have Physical Disabilities have the right to a full and active life and so it is our role to make this possible.

Awareness

There are several different forms of Physical Disabilities and it affects people in different ways. That is why it is so important that each customer is dealt with not only with good professional service, but also with respect and kindness.

Our Staff

Caledonia Homecare run regular training updates for our care staff. This makes sure that our staff understand the practical and emotional aspects of caring for people with Physical Disabilities to include the practical and theoretical aspects of Manual Handling and the various types of supporting equipment.

Your Care Plan

Individuals with Physical Disabilities have an assessment and an ongoing personalised care plan, agreed across health and social care, that identifies a named carer and addresses their individual needs.

HELPING WITH RESPITE CARE

Even though many families take great joy in providing care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical and emotional  consequences for the family can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite. 

Respite provides a break for the family.

Caledonia Homecare can provide respite care in your own home (trained carers come into your home and provide you the help which your own family carers normally provide) in all locations throughout Aberdeen.

The times and frequency of respite care that you would require can vary, and we are ready to assist you with your requirements.

The benefits of respite care:

  A well-earned break for family or relatives from the day-to-day
    responsibilities of caring.

 

•   ​Time for family or relatives to focus on their children, jobs, home and

    personal health and wellbeing.​

 

•   A holiday or a trip to a relative’s house can provide a welcome change of
    scenery for your relative, particularly if they are stuck at home most
    of the time.

 

•   ​Specialist care can be given to suit your relative’s needs.

 

•   ​Help with funding is available in many cases.

 

•   ​An opportunity to introduce alternative services or carers that may be
    needed in the future (for example, if the situation  deteriorates or an
    emergency occurs).

HELPING WITH DOMESTIC CARE

Whether on a temporary or permanent basis, Domestic Care is personalised to each individual.

Domestic Care covers a number of day-to-day activities that individuals may require help with. Tasks such as loading the washing machine, changing the bin and replacing light bulbs are tasks that our care staff would be glad to help with. Our carers are trained to deal with several household tasks that can be completed to the individuals own preference and standard.

Just an assortment of the domestic tasks we can perform in your own home:

•   Full house clean

 

•   Cleaning (washing pots, emptying bins, hoovering, tidying)

•   Linen change

•   Gardening (cutting grass, watering flowers, weeding)

•   Laundry & ironing

•   Shopping

•   Preparation of meals

•   Miscellaneous tasks (locating items, lighting fires, etc.)

REABLEMENT SERVICES

What is Reablement?

Reablement tends to be provided to people who have just been discharged from hospital or are otherwise entering the care system following a crisis.

Advantages

Providing personal care, help with daily living activities and other practical tasks, usually for up to six weeks, reablement encourages individuals to develop the confidence and skills to carry out these activities themselves and continue to live at home.

Timescales of Recovery

A 2007 study for the Department of Health’s care services efficiency delivery network found that up to 68% of people no longer needed a home care package after a period of reablement, and up to 48% continued not to need home care two years later.

Our Care Staff

Reablement is different to traditional home care services; our Caledonia Homecare reablement staff are trained with specific skills to encourage your return to independence.

At Caledonia Homecare, our staff are also trained to recognise the emotional impact that illness or injury has on you, your family and friends.

We aim to give you the opportunity, motivation and confidence to relearn / regain some of the skills you may have lost as a consequence of poor health, disability/impairment or accident.

HOSPITAL VISITING SERVICES

Caledonia Homecare offer a hospital visiting service.

 

If you or a relative would like one of our friendly caring staff to visit you in hospital then this is something that we can provide

Hospital stay can be isolating and overwhelming. There is a lot that can be done to make your stay easier to manage. Our Carers can reassure and support you during your stay.

Going into hospital

You may have to go into hospital for a planned procedure such as an operation, during a serious illness or if you have an accident or fall. This can be disorientating and isolating,and may make you more confused than usual. Hospitals can be loud and unfamiliar, and  you may not understand where you are, or why you are there.

Hospital patients rate visiting as a non stressful experience because visitors can offer moderate levels of:

•   Reassurance

•   Comfort

•   and Calming

 
 
 
 
 
 

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