What does elderly care entail?
An elderly carer can provide personal care, food and drink preparation, feeding, assistance with medication, shopping, cleaning, help with caring for a pet and companionship, as well as accompanying clients to medical appointments and social events if needed.
Our elderly process and care plan
Before Elderly Care starts with TLC one of our experienced Care Managers visits every customer to discuss and assess their needs and only then is a care plan tailored to suit their circumstances. We work hard to ensure every customer’s independence is maintained as much as possible as we understand that if an elderly person becomes too reliant on their carer then this can lead to them needing more and more support as time goes on.
When a care plan has been agreed we then look to match one of our carers. We look at their qualifications and experience as well as their interests and hobbies. At TLC, we understand that a carer coming into your home can sometimes take a while to adjust to so matching personal interests helps this transition.
Why TLC is the easy choice for your loved one
Every one of our carers is DBS checked and their references are fully reviewed before they are employed with us. We understand that our carers and the exceptional care they provide is the core of our business and we only employ carers into our team who have a passion for providing professional and caring services.
We have regular quality reviews carried out by our public-sector clients and are registered with the Care Quality Commission who are the independent regulator of health and social care in England. Their purpose is to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care, always encouraging care services to improve. If they find that care has fallen short of this, they will act and hold care providers and managers to account for failures in how care is provided.
We also have regular reviews and assessments with our clients and their carers to ensure the quality of their care is exceptional and their individual care plan is still relevant.
TLC is Herefordshire’s experienced & trusted home care provider
If you have an elderly friend or relative that now needs support in their day to day activities, needs full-time or live-in care so they can stay in their own home rather than go into a residential care home then TLC can help.
We have been caring for customers for over 20 years and we specialise in supporting elderly people to stay in their own home, retaining their independence with the confidence of knowing they have someone there with them for companionship, as well as helping them with their day to day life. At TLC, we make life easier for everyone we care for.
It is really difficult and stressful for most elderly patients when they start to feel they can’t cope on their own anymore and the fear of having to leave their own home and move into a residential home. At Total Living Care, we understand that moving into a residential care home takes them away from their friends, community and can leave them feeling they have lost themselves and their independence.
It is also a difficult time for family and friends as the pressures of looking after an elderly family member takes them away from their work and own immediate family as well as them having the worry that their family member is ok 24 hours of the day. As a family member gets older you want to enjoy the time you have with them, rather than spending it cooking, cleaning, washing, running errands and taking them to appointments.
Is elderly home care expensive?
Often people don’t think about the option of having a carer coming into their relatives home to help them a couple of hours a day, full time or actually live in with them to prevent them from going into a care home as they assume the cost would be too much, however, this isn’t always the case. It is a fantastic option if a couple or one of the couple needs additional support as it allows them to stay together rather than one, or both of them going into a care home. This is especially important if the care needed for one of them differs and this would mean they would need to move into different homes.
Elderly care is an increasingly popular alternative to moving into a care home and offers a positive way of continuing to live as independently as possible in homely surroundings. Elderly Care at home often costs less than living in a care home. Some clients have found that it makes more financial sense to have 24/7 care compared to multiple social care visits per day and this is something we can help you with.
We believe at Total Living Care that staying in your own home should be a choice for everyone and our exceptional elderly care services ensure that this can happen.
Where we cover from our Herefordshire base
Here at Total Living Care (TLC) we supply outstanding Elderly Care to our clients in England and Wales. We mostly cover the South West, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and Powys in areas such as Ross-on-Wye, Gloucester, Monmouth, Brecon and Bristol, however, our Elderly Care services at Total Living Care are available nationwide for whoever may need our support. Our carers will always give outstanding, effective support, ensuring that you or your loved one stay happy, safe, and content living in their own home. If you feel a friend or a family member may need Elderly Care, do not hesitate to contact us on 01989 562000 and explain their needs. Our team will be at hand to help and provide the care they need