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Elderly Care

When starting your journey of finding the best elderly care for you or a family member, you may feel daunted. A lot of people worry that elderly care means moving into a nursing or residential home, however, there are options that allow you to remain in your own home and maintain your independence.
You probably have thousands of questions. We hope that these answers help you in your mission to find the care best for you or your loved one. If you have questions that we haven’t answered here, please do get in touch. We would be more than happy to help.

What Are The Options For Elderly Care?

There are a range of care options available depending on your current needs. Aside from moving into a residential or nursing home, you can request to have someone come into your home at certain times of the day to assist with domestic chores that you may be starting to struggle with. This type of care is known as homecare.

Another option is to invest in someone being with you, in your home 24/7. Not only will someone be available to assist with daily tasks like cooking, cleaning and medication; but you will also gain a close friend and confidant. A lot of people choose this option, known as live-in care, due to the comfort and reassurance that you are never alone.

Both of these options will help you stay safe in your home as well as maintain your independence.

Four Oaks Healthcare have been providing home care for years and have been awarded a top ten award from homecare.co.uk.

What Elderly Care Services Are Available?

In addition to companionship, there are a number of services available; all of which are fully dependent on your specific circumstances and requirements:

Complex Care This type of care is centred on individuals with a chronic illness or are returning home following hospitalisation.
Live In Care Care here ranges from daily housekeeping and pet care tasks, through to assisting people who are managing a life-long illness such as Dementia or mental illness
Homecare This is similar to live-in care but involves someone visiting your home regularly rather than living with you all the time. At Four Oaks Healthcare we strive for continuity of care, which means you will see the same carer as often as possible to help you build a solid relationship where your care needs are fully understood.

Benefits Of Elderly Care

Independence: Studies show that a lot of elderly people are scared of losing their independence, some more so than death. Elderly care is about making a friend who is fully equipped to help you take care of yourself so that you can maintain your active and independent lifestyle.

Keeping pets: Pets mean the world to their owners and are known to reduce loneliness. With home-based elderly care, you won’t ever have to worry about giving your furry friend away.

Flexibility: The care you require now may be different to the care you will need in twelve months time. Elderly care is fluid and can be adapted based on your changing needs.

How Much Does Elderly Care Cost?

This question is a bit more difficult to answer as all care packages should be based entirely on your individual care needs, the longevity of care required and sometimes even your location.

However, there are options available to help you fund your care. There is a lot of information at UK Care Guide that might be helpful.

Testimonials

What Our Clients Think

From the moment I contacted this organisation, the staff have always been polite and incredibly helpful. They have had to step in at short notice when other providers have let us down. They have provided everything we have asked for in a thoroughly efficient and professional manner. All staff have been incredibly caring and thoughtful when approaching my mother’s needs. As a family, we are incredibly grateful for the service provided and I personally have already recommended the organisation to a potential client and a potential employee. We will have no hesitation in using these services again.
Sandra H
My parents have a live-in carer from Four Oaks Healthcare. This service has enabled my parents to stay together at home. Since the live-in carer started caring for my parents, it has enabled the family to relax and feel confident that our parents are safe and being well looked after. As a family, we can now visit our parents and spend quality time with them instead of time spent caring and worrying about their health and wellbeing.
The regular live-in carer is extremely competent in relieving the family of the burden and worry, she is kind and respects the wishes of our parents. When the regular carer has a holiday the replacement carer was also very good, keeping the continuity of care. We are extremely happy with the service provided by Four Oaks Healthcare.
Christine S
It was very apparent from the start when the first carer walked through the door for this first time just how caring and committed she was. This continued as we met mom’s other 5 carers. Every single one of them were fantastic with mom, taking time to speak to her, find out what she needed and always making sure that they cared for her with dignity. Also on numerous occasions, asking if we needed anything, which has got to be well over and above what is expected and so very much appreciated.To be brutally honest we were all dreading having strangers coming into the house but this was a very short-lived worry as everyone was so caring, so committed, so professional and so polite, putting us all completely at ease.

In our experience Four Oaks were outstanding in every way.

Chris J

Perhaps the biggest single plus about Four Oaks over previous care providers is the ability to provide continuity of carer. I am convinced my mother has benefited from the stability of having the same compassionate, competent and dedicated carer for the past eight months

Paul K

What Qualifications Do Elderly Carers Have?

Our Elderly Carers are subjected to a rigorous and thorough selection process, where we determine suitability based on 6 key skills/aspects:

Significant Experience within Personal Care
A Compassionate & Caring Nature
Strong Organisation Skills
Flexibility, and ‘Client First’ Availability
Excellent Communication Skills
Sensitivity to Care Recipient Needs

Four Oaks Healthcare insist on delivering an unmatched level of care, and in order to do this, we only recruit and select the most appropriate and skilled caregivers

Why Choose Four Oaks Healthcare For Elderly Care?

Four Oaks Healthcare was founded by experienced homecare workers who wanted to go beyond normal homecare duties. We have a strict code of conduct regarding values, standards and ethics and believe that everyone is entitled to the very best care available.

We are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and our level and quality of care is unmatched by larger companies.

Please do get in touch to find out how we can help you continue to live your best life possible.

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