Care at Home
Inter-County provides a home care service that is flexible, friendly, efficient and professional.
We fully understand how difficult it can be to adjust to the idea of needing help and support with day to day living and, with this in mind, we take time to create a personalised care service that reflects your individual needs and requirements.
Our Care at Home service not only offers practical support to assist with daily tasks but also provides the encouragement and emotional support that is often needed to remain living independently - with your dignity and personal choice being paramount in all that we do.
Below is a brief outline of the type of help we can provide:
Support and assistance with morning and night-time routine such as oral care, skin care and bathing requirements. Assistance getting in and out of the bath or shower safely, washing and drying hair and body, shaving, brushing teeth, cleaning dentures, applying skin creams.
Simple things such as tying laces and fastening buttons can often become difficult for many people. Assistance with getting dressed/undressed can provide the support needed to make these tasks easier on a daily basis.
Help getting in and out of bed, following your own routine and at a time that suits you. Our carers are trained to assist individuals with mobility problems including the use of hoists.
Providing assistance getting to and from the toilet and supporting with urinary and faecal continence when required. Tasks can include changing catheter and stoma bags, incontinence pads and sheets and help with bathing and changing clothing.
Sometimes you might forget to take your medication or struggle to take it in the right way which could put your health at risk. To alleviate any worries you may have, our carers are fully trained to assist you with your prescribed medicine and can prompt or administer medication at the appropriate times. Not all medication tasks can be carried out by our carers, e.g. administering controlled drugs, injections. If this is the case, alternative arrangements will be made.
Our carers receive training in food hygiene and nutrition so are best placed to support you with all aspects of meal times including meal preparation, shopping, and managing the food in your house.
Assistance with light household duties – tasks can include laundry, vacuuming, cleaning and washing up. Support with household administration such as paying bills, collecting prescriptions/pensions, arranging appointments. Our carers can be on hand to offer as little or as much support as required.
Having the reassurance that someone is visiting you on a daily basis can reduce feelings of anxiety. Assistance with tasks such as making appointments, accompanying you to the doctors, sending birthday cards, walking the dog or just sitting having a chat over a cup of tea are some of the ways in which we can help.