We are specialists in caring for people over 65. Ensure Care really get to know their clients, chatting with them and creating a bond so that we can provide the highest quality care in the home. We understand it can be hugely difficult to ask for help sometimes, so all our carers support their clients with the utmost sensitivity and discretion.

Our attentive carers can help with housekeeping, ensuring the home is kept tidy and most importantly, safe. We offer personal care too, including incontinence care, washing, dressing and support with medication. Everyone’s different, so our services are completely tailored to our client’s preferences and needs. We can also provide more specialised care for elderly people with specific conditions including dementia.

The benefits of having a carer are huge, not only for our clients but also for their family. Our carers can help people keep their independence, stay in their own homes as long as possible and even prevent couples from having to live separately. Clients get to stay in the communities they are familiar with, keep their pets and remain close to family. At a time when loneliness is rife amongst elderly people, a carer can provide companionship too. For a family, knowing your loved one is well looked after and in safe hands takes away any worries and offers peace of mind.

What Can a Carer Do to Help?

Put simply, a carer will be able to do anything that makes daily life easier. They can offer support with:

  • Getting up and ready for the day or getting ready for bed in the evening
  • Washing and dressing
  • Grooming, including shaving, makeup and hair care
  • Going to the toilet
  • Preparing meals
  • Collecting prescriptions and administering medicines
  • Helping you get out into the community
  • Cleaning and tidying
  • Laundry

People don’t always need support with all of these things, so we’ll always begin with an initial consultation to discuss what you need from a carer and how we can help.

Care for Couples

Having lived with one another for decades, the last thing elderly couples want is separation. In fact, being forced to live apart can cause huge levels of stress and anxiety. If you’re in a situation where you need extra care and support, then you’ll need your partner even more than usual. At Ensure Care, we strongly believe that couples should stay with each other as long as they can do and we will do all we can to make that happen. Many residential care homes can’t provide a shared room for a couple, so if one partner needs extra care, the couple is then faced with the prospect of living separately, but having a live-in carer avoids this.

Sometimes when one partner has fallen ill or needs more support than the other, then the more able of the pair has to step in to become their partner’s carer. This is a huge and daunting responsibility for someone who isn’t a professional and sometimes it’s simply not practical either. A live-in carer will take over the caring duties which leaves you free to focus on enjoying quality time as a couple again. As always, our care is entirely bespoke and this doesn’t change with couple’s care. Both partners will be involved in our initial consultation to identify both of your care needs and choosing the best carer for you.

Fall Management

Falling can be a real worry for many elderly people and their families. Older people experience falls in the home much more regularly and the consequences and injuries resulting from falls become much more serious too, so it’s important to do as much as you can to prevent them. Our highly qualified carers are fully trained and experienced in fall management. We can help prevent falls by:

  • Helping to keep strength up by making sure the person has eaten and drank properly throughout the day
  • Making sure feet are well cared for
  • Helping with housekeeping and clearing any clutter that might be a trip hazard
  • Helping to organise the home so that things can be easily accessed without reaching or bending

We recommend people do everything they can to help themselves prevent falls too by using non-slip mats and rugs within the home, not walking on slippery flooring in socks or tights, wearing supportive shoes and using high wattage lights in the home to help you see clearly.

Having a live-in carer will mean that there’s someone around 24/7 to help you, should you fall down in the home. If you have visiting care and you fall, you’ll know that someone will be popping to check on you soon and can help. Knowing that you have a scheduled visitor gives both you and your family peace of mind

If you want to talk about how we can help with elderly care, call us on 01926 431925.