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Sometimes we all need some extra support, hence your reason for considering home care.This section is designed to give you and your family practical tips about how to integrate caring into your lives with minimal upheaval. Please browse through this section – you never know, one small tip could make a big difference to your life.
Making it easier to live at home
- Baby monitors
Baby monitors are not just for babies ! They are very practical in the home, can be easily bought and easily set up. For caring, monitors tend to be mainly used for night-time companionship care. If a client needs assistance during the night, he or she can communicate with the carer through the baby monitor. Alternately , a carer can listen, from any room in the house, via the baby monitor, for a client who has woken up or gotten up.
- Coming out of hospital? Support aids to assist with your caring needs
- Struggling with going up and down the stairs
- Consider putting ‘sides’ on your existing bed
- Family meetings to discuss care
Family meetings, including wider family members such as in-laws, can be useful forums to make decisions and agree on care for a family member. You may need to consider personal issues such as family visit rotas, how to share the responsibility among family members and how to do so in a way that is deemed fair by all. This situation can unintentionally cause disharmony. We are happy to attend family meetings.
- Family-everybody’s contribution is important
- Family caring-it is important to take time out for yourself
- Caring for an older family member, how to handle three generations under the same roof
- Alarm systems
- Skype allows you to see and speak to someone, regardless of location
- Panic buttons (beside bed or wear one)
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