In & Out Home Assistance
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Elderly with reduced physical capabilities.
Adults with physical & learning disabilities.
Mental health sufferers.
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My-homecare provide the highest standard of care throughout the Tayside region covering the Dundee -City of Discovery, Angus – including the glens, the Fair City of Perth and Rural Perthshire areas. We provide many homecare services including personal care, medication assistance, domestic housework, companionship, meal preparation, security checks, sleepover, night shift, respite care, palliative care and 24 hour live in care all tailored to the individual needs of the client.
Our team of carers are selected following a stringent recruitment process and all are subject to full history, work reference and enhanced disclosure checks. All are trained to provide a first class and person centred service. Training and personal development is something which we take very seriously at My Homecare. We invest much of our time, energy and resources into the training and on- going development of all of our care staff. All of our training has been developed in consultation with Skills for Care, a body whose role looks at the attitudes, values, skills and qualifications necessary to provide high quality care.
Your My Homecare Manager in Tayside is Jennifer Petrie. Jennifer has 15 years’ experience in the care industry and has been very successful in the management of care packages throughout Scotland.
We have experience of supporting many people. You may be young or old, you may require short or long term assistance. Our visits can be from fifteen minutes in duration to a number of visits during the day. We work with our clients to provide the care they need, when they need it and always strive to achieve excellence in care.
– Local care by local people
– Needs assessed, tailored care package
– Cost effective – pay for what you need
– Long-term or respite solutions
– High standards
– Fully checked, inducted and trained staff
– Assistance in or out of your home
The My Homecare management team will soon be undertaking special training in association with Alzheimers Scotland to promote understanding of Dementia and the challenges which face those diagnosed with the illness.
My Homecare will be working closely with Scottish Care – the voice of independent care services throughout the country. We will work together to drive up standards in the care industry and promote excellence in care.
This study from Aberdeen University is the first study of its kind to show that Alzheimer’s disease can lead to diabetes, as opposed to diabetes occurring first as was previously thought.
The paper, published in the journal Diabetologia, found for the first time that dementia-related complications within the brain can also lead to changes in glucose handling and ultimately diabetes. This is very different to what was previously thought – that diabetes begins with a malfunction in the pancreas or a high fat, high sugar diet.
Professor Bettina Platt led with the research, forming a unique collaboration between her Alzheimer’s research team and the diabetes research team led by Professor Mirela Delibegovic. The teams were keen to investigate why the two diseases are so commonly found together in older patients.
Most people prefer to remain in the privacy and comfort of their own home, but with a level of support of assistance from a carer to help them maintain their independence.
Your Care Plan is developed following the Initial Needs Assessment completed by one of our managers and all information held is completely confidential. Care Plans basically explain routine tasks to be undertaken by carers, at the specific times agreed.
Information will be left at your address for both you and your carer, and this includes a Service User Guide, a copy of your Care Plan including associated Risk Assessments, our contact numbers, complaints procedure and other useful information.
The risk assessments are completed to identify any risks that may occur during a visit, to either the carer or the client. Risk assessments are designed to protect people against known dangers not to stop clients doing what they want to do.
Regular reviews of care and support we provide will continue throughout your time with My Homecare. A copy of our Review Policy detailing how and when we will review your care is available from the office.
If you ever feel you need someone to speak on your behalf, either to ourselves or others providing your care and support, then you can use an advocate. Advocates are people who are independent and could help you to express your views, opinions and wishes, and to obtain impartial advice.
Care staff constantly train to achieve higher standards. Presently we have a high level of staff at / achieving Health and Social Care level 3 diploma. All our care staff receive extensive induction and foundation training in the following subjects:
Arrive at the pre-arranged time on each and every visit;
Provide care and support within the contracted hours as stated in your care plan pack;
Carry various equipment to assist with Health and Safety in your home;
Assist with prompting you to take your medication when authorised by his/her manager;
Inform his or her manager if small gifts have been offered from you;
Hold keys to your property only when authorised by yourself and his/her manager; and,
Act with confidentiality and in a way to maintain your dignity at all times.
If you’re not eligible for financial help from the council, you’ll have to fund your own care. However, you are still entitled to advice from your local social services department about how best to meet your needs. And from April 2015, you’ll be able to pay the council to arrange your services for you. It can only charge you as much as someone whose care they are funding.
If the council has assessed you and you need care and support, you will then be means tested to see how much you need to contribute, if anything, and how much the council will pay towards it.
Depending on which area you live in, you may also have the option of using a personal budget to meet your needs. A personal budget aims to change the way in which services are assessed for, funded and arranged. From April 2015, everyone will have a personal budget.