The principal objective of home care is the provision of support to enable people of all ages to be cared for in the comfort and security of their own homes for as long as possible.
This enables individuals to live full and independent lives, enhancing dignity, quality of life and "freedom-of-choice". People in need of care are often happier, healthier and recover from illness faster when living in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. Unlike being cared for in an assisted living facility, home care provides for personalised and flexible services. Care can be customised to meet each individual's unique health care requirments, whilst being sensitive to their emotional well-being.
Many people find that as they get older, everyday tasks may become a little more difficult & that some extra help would go a long way. There are many signs that you or a loved one may benefit from a carer and here are some things to look out for:
Is assistance required for physical tasks such as walking, dressing, getting in and out of bed or the bath and is there a decline in vision or hearing? Can errands be managed alone? Have there been any recent falls?
Has there been an emotional or medical crisis? Is there weight loss, disinterest in eating, washing or changing, forgetfulness or problems with sleeping?
Is a disinterest shown in social activities, less involvement in conversation or the leading of a sedentary or solitary lifestyle?
Are there physical signs such as lack of cleanliness around the home, burnt cookware or burn marks?
Remember that a CG Carers consultant will be able to discuss these, and any other worries that you may have, enabling peace of mind that the best solution is found.
We offer live in care to clients in most areas of KZN and are able to offer our service in some parts of Gauteng.