‘Home care’ is in-home support care services delivered by trained experienced carers which allows a person to remain in their own home when their care needs change, for example recovering from a period in hospital, affected by age-related symptoms, chronically ill or due to disability.
Typically this support can be assisting with mobilisation, Personal Care (such as help with bathing, washing your hair, or getting dressed) accompanying to GP visits or running errands, companionship and socialisation.
In some cases, the HSE provide ‘Home Care Support Packages’ to support the return to home from hospital or to facilitate an older person remain at home. You can also get information from Citizens Information here.
Applewood Homecare deliver professional, reliable and safe home support care services within the Greater Dublin and Leinster region on behalf of the HSE and to clients who engage us in a private capacity.
Assisting with personal care and hygiene including showering, bathing, washing and dressing
Mobility Assistance through the use of hoists and other equipment. Prompting with prescribed medication
Helping in the home – general household duties such as light cleaning, laundry and meal preparation
Helping with eating and drinking and promoting healthy diets
Assisting with continence care and toileting
Attending hospital / GP appointments
Accompanying the person to clubs / visiting friends or to get out of the house for a time
Promoting the individual’s personal interests and hobbies/acquiring new skills and assisting them with this where needed such as attending classes with them or writing up notes etc.
Care visits in hospital
Our care team are qualified in Healthcare & Social Care specialising in Elder Care & Care for the Older Person. We monitor symptoms of ageing that benefit from early intervention e.g. Memory Loss.
Our respite care service is a short-term option which can assist for those times where there is a family event or when relief is needed if someone needs a break or has become ill themselves.
Our care teams have Memory Loss support training, specific strategies and are experienced to understand and support the particular challenges faced by clients with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
Our care teams have up-to-date manual & patient handling techniques and are experienced in working with a wide range of hoists & mobility equipment.
Our care teams are trained to provide practical and emotional support to clients on their individual cancer journey. Independence & a focus on ability are key.
Quick response to Stroke greatly affects patient outcomes. Our care teams focus on emotional support, client abilities and exercise to support rehabilitation.
Our care teams work to support daily activities, providing emotional support & meaningful activities to promote independence with a focus on abilities and setting challenges to succeed.
Anxiety which comes with Parkinson’s can be reduced with routine, so we emphasise continuity of care & familiarity with the care team. Further care needs evolve with disease progression.
Care teams are specifically trained to provide practical & emotional support to families & clients with terminal illness and are experienced to work alongside Palliative Nursing teams.