We will aim to make your life easier. We will do the little jobs around the house in the way that you like them done. We can offer help with:
Preparing meals and tidying away afterwards
Providing light housekeeping
Making beds and changing bed linen
Supervising home maintenance
Assisting in looking after your pets
Dusting and vacuuming
Help with washing and ironing
Answering the door
Organising wardrobes and cupboards
Taking out rubbish
Checking food expiry dates
Overseeing home deliveries
Caring for your houseplants
Preparing shopping lists
Helping with general shopping
Dropping off and collecting dry cleaning
Leonard had always enjoyed his food and been very particular about how it was prepared and served. He had tried home care services before but had found that small – but to him significant details in how he liked his meals – were often over looked. Having taken the trouble to get to know Leonard, his care worker Angela was able to find out a small but significant detail that Leonard liked his gravy served separately, so he could add as much as he wanted.
Kingsmith Care will be an extra pair of eyes and hands for you, to help you look after yourself and to keep you looking your best. We can assist if you need help to:
have a wash or have a bath and get dressed
Shave, do your hair, apply make-up etc.
Go to the toilet
Remember your medication
Get up in the morning
Get to bed at night
Since his father died, Peter had been visiting his mother at her home in the early evening. He found that she was becoming increasingly reliant on him for an evening meal and was concerned to find that when he was not able to visit, his mother would have forgotten to eat. As time went by, Peter sometimes was alarmed to discover his mother unwashed and wearing the same clothes he had left her in the previous evening. Having contacted Kingsmith Care, we were able to recommend a visit to the GP who arranged an assessment for Peter’s mother. Peter contacted us several weeks later to let us know that his mother had been diagnosed with dementia. Together we agreed a package of support to make sure his mother was assisted with her personal care, for an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening. We also encouraged Peter to attend the local Alzheimer’s Society support group for relatives of people with dementia.
We want your relationship with our care staff to be friendly but professional. We will be reliable and trustworthy, offering help with:
Planning visits, outings and trips.
Visiting neighbours and friends.
Recording your family history
Assistance with clothes shopping and choosing clothes
Making travel arrangements
Getting the most out of your hobbies and crafts, either joining in ourselves or helping you to keep involved in activities in the community
Buying magazines, papers and books
Renting and playing films
Offer companionship and conversation
Assistance with entertaining
Accompany you to lunch or dinner
Attend plays or concerts with you
Attend club meetings and sporting events with you
Discuss current/historical events
Reminisce about the past
Charles had been recording his family history for many years. He was aware of a lot of resources on the internet but was not very confident with new technology. Charles’ eyesight was deteriorating and although he had been looking forward to retiring, adjusting to the reality came as a bit of a shock. Charles had seldom used a computer and felt he was too old to learn. Having assessed Charles, Kingsmith Care recruited a member of staff, Josh, with very specific IT skills to work with Charles. Together they were able to progress Charles’ dream and put the work into digital form. Having got to know Charles, Josh was then able to accompany him along to a Genealogy course at a local college and also connected Charles to the local Historical Society, after which Josh was able to withdraw his support. Charles knows that Kingsmith Care is here for him should his circumstances change and he needs further support in the future.
We can also:
Provide help so carers can have some respite
Provide convalescence care
Provide a flexible night care service
Provide bespoke care worker recruitment
Help you to recruit and employ your own Personal Assistant
Counselling assessment and referral
Andrew and his father jointly care for Andrew’s mother, Esther who has Dementia. Kingsmith Care had been providing daily personal care to Esther for several years but as time went by, the strain began to tell on Andrew’s relationship with his father. Having talked things through with our Care Manager, Andrew decided to try counselling to help him think things through. Over several months, we were able to prepare a package of intensive care, so that Andrew and his father were able to spend a weekend away, knowing that their mother was in safe hands.