1. Day care/hourly care
Day care/hourly care can be used to assist you or your loved ones with daily activities, it can also be used to provide companionship for a cup of coffee or trips out and about. Care can be arranged from 1 hour to several hours on all or any given day of the week and you can organise multiple visits per day if you wish.
Some of the things a day-time / hourly carer can help you with:
Family and friends may not live nearby and sometimes you just want some company. So whether it’s a chat about the book you are reading, current affairs or somebody to go to theatre with your carer/personal assistant can provide that companionship.
- Personal care
Help you with getting out of bed, washing and dressing.
- Assistance with walking and exercise
Your carer/personal assistant can help with walking and getting out for some fresh air.
- Arrange appointments, plan trips and visits
Your carer/personal assistant can arrange appointments and assist with visiting friends and family or trips to the theatre or a football match.
- Light housework
We believe you should be able to enjoy being in your own home. Your carer/personal assistant will do household chores: cooking, washing up, laundry, dusting, putting out the bins, feeding and walking the pets.
- Meal preparation
You can discuss with your care worker your dietary preferences to ensure you get the kind of food you like best while maintaining a healthy diet.
- Medication reminders
We can all forget to take our medication or vitamins. Any medication requirements can be discussed with your carer/personal assistant to ensure it is taken at the right time.
- Shopping, errands, transportation
Posting letters, changing your library book, picking up the groceries or a lift to meet with friends for lunch.
How day care / hourly care can help you
Day care helps people to lead fulfilled, independent lives in their own homes. This can be for a short period of time whilst recovering from an operation or can be on an ongoing basis.
Why I would use Day care / Hourly care?
- Companionship and mental stimulation
- Worried about your loved one’s safety at home while you are out?
- Mobility issues and requiring help with medication reminders, personal hygiene
- Preparing healthy meals.
What can I expect to pay for day care / hourly care?
Depending on the experience and expertise of the carer/personal assistant you can expect to pay from £12 - £18 per hour. For advanced certain conditions care workers may charge more.