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Home Care 
 

Guardian Healthcare Services general home care service offers the highest quality personal care and support at home. Our aim is to facilitate our clients remaining in their own homes with dignity, independence and control over their lives.  Regardless of the level of support needed, a member of the Guardian Healthcare Services team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For some, the reassurance and companionship gained from having one of our carers visit for a few hours a day to assist around the house will be enough. Others, however, will require more intensive 24-hour care which can be provided on either a live-in or live-out basis. Regardless of the level of need, the team at Guardian Healthcare Services will always work with you to design a service package that will facilitate you or your loved one to live life, at home, to the full.
Some examples of the types of services that Guardian Healthcare Services care team can assist with are detailed below however understanding that no two people are the same and everyone’s situation is different; please do not see the list below as being restrictive as we always design our services around your unique circumstances.

 

General Home Care and Support at Home:

  • Companionship and socializing

  • Preparing meals and support with eating

  • Shopping, collecting pensions medications and similar chores

  • Washing, bathing, dressing and undressing

  • Managing continence

  • Light household cleaning

  • Assisting with washing, ironing, laundry and linen

  • Going on outings and assisting with community-based activities

  • Support with a handyman, driver, gardener

End of Life
 

At Guardian Healthcare Services we know that given a choice many individuals would prefer to die at home, however for both them and their families the fear, emotional hurdles and practicalities of caring for someone at this stage of life can be challenging. Reflecting this, we have a dedicated palliative care service to support clients and their loved ones at home. The palliative care team at Guardian Healthcare Services recognizes that due to medical advances, people with serious illnesses are often living in poorly conditions for longer. Ensuring dignity, compassion and respect in these circumstances is a priority in the care we provide.
Our ethos at Guardian Healthcare Services is to provide the highest quality care and support possible, to mirror that of the highly respected hospice movement. This service has been designed to complement other palliative care teams and hospices often involved in the person’s end-of-life care.

  • Support from 2 to 24-hour care, enabling freedom of choice and flexibility

  • The Sweet Tree teamwork in partnership with community palliative care teams, other specialists from the multidisciplinary team as well as family and friends

  • With over a decade of experience we aspire to add life to days and enable clients and their families to fulfil their choices

  • As part of the training our team members learn and discuss differing cultural needs of clients and practice at end of life

  • We pride ourselves on offering people the highest quality care and support possible; we make this vision a reality by employing the best people, providing them with the best support and training and by adopting a team approach to the provision of services

  • Our highly committed team have a passion for making a difference to the lives of the people we support – alongside our robust induction training our team also complete our specialist End Of Life Care training and are continuously mentored and supported

 

Dementia Care

 

At Guardian Healthcare Services we understand the challenges often inherent in supporting someone with dementia and reflecting this, we are committed to providing holistic, high quality, person-centred care and support to both clients and their families.  Assisting someone with dementia requires both a practical understanding of the illness itself and an insight into the psychological and emotional journey that often takes hold as it progresses.
We offer a different approach to care at home, focusing on creative and innovative ways for both our clients and client’s families to live well with dementia. Our highly committed team have a passion for making a difference to peoples’ lives, whether it is assistance around the home or personal care that is needed. Guardian Healthcare Services robust induction training and specialist Advanced Dementia Programme means our team are not only highly skilled, but they are also continually mentored and supported.
Reflecting the above, dementia training is an integral part of Guardian Healthcare Services induction programme which all new team members participate in. Additionally, recognizing that dementia effects all individuals differently, Guardian Healthcare Services provides carers supporting clients with greater levels of need, such as those with challenging behavior, depression, anxiety and increased confusion, with more advanced training and specialist one to one input as and when this is required. Below are some of the techniques that we use to help ensure that our clients with dementia continue to live life to the full.

  • Specialist dementia team who receive comprehensive training

  • Assessments by a qualified individual

  • Reminiscence therapy

  • Meaningful activities

  • Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

  • Dietary support

  • Telecare Response Service

  • Creating a community

 

Live in care
 

At Guardian Healthcare Services we believe that with the right support package in place there is no better place to be than at home, and we see our role as assisting clients and their families to help make the decision to stay at home a little easier.
Guardian Healthcare Services live-in care service provides our clients with the reassurance of 24 hour support in the comfort of their own homes. It makes a huge difference to our client’s lives having that special person by their side offering a quality of life, excellent care and constant support – and often makes the fundamental difference between an older person needing to be placed in a residential care setting or being able to remain in their own home.
We are committed to ensuring that all our live-in carer’s are appropriately skilled and experienced through rigorous recruitment and award winning training programmes. We provide a bespoke live-in care and support service that’s tailored to the individual needs of each client and we go to great lengths to ensure that each carer will fit in effortlessly with our client’s home life and situation.
Our live-in care service allows people to enjoy an independent life in the comfort of their own home and around those they love most.
 
Our live-in care services include:

 

  • Companionship and socialising

  • Assisting with outings and community-based activity and appointments

  • Social care support and encouragement

  • Preparing meals and support with eating

  • Providing prompts, reminders and administration of medication

  • Personal care and assistance including washing, bathing and dressing

  • Managing continence

  • Laundry, shopping and light housework

  • Making appointments, maintaining records, keeping diaries

  • We will do whatever we can to ensure our clients maintain a healthy, happy home life with choice and independence.

Meeting your needs
 

Many of the initial calls we receive are from families who are unsure about the type of support they require, and are worried about having an as-yet unknown carer in their home. We understand. Our clinically led team are here to walk with you through the evolution of your care journey, to address your questions and concerns and to find the care – and carer – that is best matched for you and your needs.
 

 
Live-in care options
 

Short term – for a few days just to make things easier, perhaps for a holiday or special occasion
Long term – an alternative to residential care. Companionship and support with the comfort of remaining in your own home.
Convalescence care – recuperation tailored to individual needs and adapted as you return to health following ill health or a hospital stay
Respite – a much needed break for a family carer
 
If you would like to find out more about our live-in care options please call us anytime for an informal chat with our dedicated care team