How 'Person-Centered Care' can give you peace of mind
When it comes to home care there is no one-size-fits-all. People are unique, their circumstances are unique, and so is the support they need.
When you find peace within, your time becomes unburdened
A flexible and supportive approach
Person-centred care takes into account the needs, wants, experiences and preferences of the person at the centre of that care. Instead of deciding what someone else needs for them, care is customised around the person's lifestyle and needs with their input.
With the right home-care and support in place, anyone can continue living in their own home for as long as they want and enjoy better overall health and happiness.
And the benefits of person-centred care go even further.
Maintains dignity in old-age
Person-centred care and the right to make choices cannot be separated. Taking away an elderly person’s ability to choose how they want to live robs them of the autonomy they have built throughout their adult life.
We place the utmost importance on maintaining an individual's dignity - whether they require help with personal hygiene or high-dependency care for dementia or Alzheimer’s - maintaining their dignity and making sure they feel seen is non-negotiable.
One of the concerns we hear the most from the elderly individuals we care for is that they value their independence and don’t want to be a burden on their family.
A customised care-plan makes it possible to carry out daily routines without feeling a burden. From something as little as a trip to the shops to getting things done around the house - home-care maintains their independence, routines and preferences because they have support that's built around them.
Relief for family caregivers
Caring for a loved one can be challenging. Whether emotionally, physically, mentally or financially, family carers deal with a lot.
With a CareCompany-approved carer or companion alongside them, family-carers can get time for themselves, for others, and for all the things we need to do. Not only does this ease pent up stress, it can also reduce friction between family members and give everyone the space they need.
Safe, comfortable and familiar
Our homes are a familiar refuge, filled with memories, routines and possessions many of us aren't ready to part with. Home-care makes it possible to preserve a life that is familiar to us - and this is especially important for those who are not as sharp as they once were.
It's far better to only worry about where our car keys are than why the bathroom isn't where it used to be.
Familiar spaces are where we feel safe and comfortable and it shouldn't be taken for granted. Moving in our later years, especially once our bodies are in decline, is hugely disruptive and unfamiliar social arrangements and new routines are difficult to master at any age.
Keeping those who need care in their own home, where they feel safe and comfortable, means everyone can rest easy. As carers, we recognise the importance of respecting personal space and a home is more than a building.
Loneliness and depression can be a plague on the elderly and most times just having someone around can alleviate feelings of hopelessness that develop if we become isolated. Our Companions are good company while also providing any support needed around the house, or with doing errands and chores, or at social activities.
“I couldn’t go to my senior’s club meetings because I can’t drive anymore. These days I don’t miss a meeting thanks to my Companion who is always friendly, punctual and happy to help!” Mrs Katz
These are just some of the advantages of choosing person-centred home care for your elderly loved one. Ideally, when choosing a care agency partner, you want to choose one that can meet you at your level and can grow and adapt with you as needs change.
The CareCompany provides a full range of services that includes: Home Care, Companion Care, Nursing Care, Dementia Care, and more.
We wholeheartedly live the person-centered care philosophy and, as a result, we have seen elders in our care flourish in the later stages of life. It is possible to live a happier, more independent, and dignified life with the right support.
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We can help support those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia by providing experienced care specialists.
We are also the children and siblings of aging loved-ones and understand many of the challenges you may be facing.
Costs are often front of mind - we strike the right balance to deliver the best quality care without costs running away.
Ageing is changing, you might not want any of the traditional care options so take time to explore your options.