Providing home-based care helps to keep communities together. It’s the life glue that bonds people, keeping them independent and living alongside friends and family.
How care is delivered has transformed beyond all recognition in recent years. There have been changes at government policy level, within local authority structures, and even how families plan to support their loved ones.
Side by Side Care evolved because of personal experience in having to deal with a range of care needs. Hospital-based or care home settings were not the right option. Staying at home, close to friends and family, with the right care package and remaining within a familiar community… that WAS the best solution.
That’s what Side by Side Care does.
We recognise that everyone is different, that personal circumstances change, and that there is never a one-cap-fits-all solution to care requirements. So we listen, offer a range of possible options, then help to map out care plans in conjunction with clients and their families.
Care in the community
The phrase “care in the community” has been used in many ways over the years. In reality, it means taking professional care services direct to clients. It means addressing needs and helping service users to live an independent life in the comfort of their own homes.
Let’s face it, receiving personal care in a hospital or a shared care home facility can sometimes deny users the privacy they require. They are also alien environments, often very clinical, without those oh-so-important home comforts to hand.
It’s not just about medicines, doctors, new techniques and facilities. Sometimes, familiar surroundings, peace of mind and a sense of wellbeing can help people recover from illness or, perhaps, a fall.
Whether it’s a quick call to check that things are okay, an hour over lunch, those essential dressing and bathing requirements, or some good old fashioned company during the day, home-based care can deliver what a service user needs to continue living in the place they call home.
Crucially, in that community, friends and family can also pop in much easier than having to travel to make an occasional visit that could be miles away. Everyone is happy.
How do you achieve the right care plan?
To work with Side by Side Care, it all starts with a conversation. How can we help, what is the most appropriate care plan, and how should it be delivered?
Questions (we listen); answers (we talk); solutions (we deliver).
We’ll help you achieve the best solution for the people that mean the most. In their home, when they need it, within their community.
For Side by Side Care, that means tailored care plans in Nantwich, Crewe and the surrounding Cheshire towns and villages. Call us on 01270 627755 to find out more about how we can help support people within their own homes.