Home care services
Considering Solihull Home Care? Since 2013, we've been helping older local people maintain the lifestyle they'd like, safely and independently within the comfort of their own homes. From personal and companion care to palliative care and help with medication, our home carers are extensively trained and here to assist you.
Discover our home care services and contact our team in Solihull today.
Our personal care service can offer you support with your everyday activities. This includes getting in and out of bed, helping with washing and dress, medication assistance, meal preparation, light domestic support, and continence care. These tasks are done while always maintaining your right to privacy, choice, and dignity.
Washing and dressing
Assistance with getting in and out of the bath or shower safely. Washing and drying your hair and body. Help with all aspects of dressing and undressing. Providing support and peace of mind that someone is there if needed.
Whilst preserving your dignity at all times, support with getting to and from the toilet as well as assisting with personal hygiene in order to prevent tissue breakdown. This could include changing catheter and stoma bags or incontinence pads and sheets.
Assistance with shopping, preparing and serving meals as well as managing food stocks within your home.
Light domestic assistance
Support with light household tasks including general tidy and dusting, vacuuming, laundry and washing up.
At Solihull Home Care, we understand feeling comfortable and at ease with your care worker is an important part of building a relationship. With that in mind, a vital part of our social companionship service involves getting to know you as an individual, your likes and your dislikes so we can match your preferences to one of our care workers. Time spent with your care worker can be spent chatting and reminiscing. Beyond that, it can be more structured to include:
Assistance with the day to day tasks associated with running your home. These could include light domestic, sorting and reading mail or writing letters, making appointments or phone calls to utility companies, etc.
Support to join or continue to participate in social groups or community activities like fitness or art classes. Support with maintaining interests and hobbies.
Driving you or escorting you to appointments, visiting friends or going to the theatre or simply a walk in the park.
We offer two types of night care services: sleeping night or waking night. Our night care service starts at 10pm and finishes at 7am, however, these times can be extended if you require additional support with your morning or bedtime routine.
Sleeping night care
Our sleeping night service promotes confidence and independence for individuals who do not need support throughout the night. Once you are settled and supported with your bedtime routine, the care worker will retire to an allocated bedroom and be available should you need them at any time during the night. During the night, your carer will be able to support you with toileting, preparing a drink or snack, or simply offering reassurance.
Waking night care
This option is ideal for those individuals who require increased attention throughout the night, or who are awake for longer periods of time. Your care worker will be awake and alert throughout the night. Support is at hand at all times whether you need physical assistance or companionship. This service offers you complete reassurance at any hour.
During a sleeping night, your care worker can be disturbed up to two times (and for no longer than 30 minutes) before the stay is considered to be a waking night.
Short-term respite care
Our respite care service allows for your regular carer to have a break from their usual support routine. This could be a family member or friend, and this could be anything from a few hours to a few days. We understand that taking some time off can be a concern for yourself and your carer, and you may feel apprehensive. Solihull Home Care Limited will provide a high-quality support package tailored to you— giving you and those who care for you vital assurance you'll continue to receive the support you want and need while your regular carer has a well-deserved break.
Have you recently been discharged from hospital? Are you concerned whether you will need additional support after an operation or medical procedure? Our short-term packages are an ideal care solution whilst you recover. Solihull Home Care are here to help as you return to your prior ability in the comfort of familiar surroundings.
Suffering from a life-threatening illness can be a difficult time for you and those who love you, and our dedicated carers are here making life a little easier. We will discuss with you and set up a plan that supports you at each stage of your illness — from diagnosis and ongoing support to bereavement and loss.
Objective and supportive care professionals
It's understandable that family and friends will have strong feelings about your condition, and this can often make it difficult for you to express how you are feeling for fear of upsetting them. At Solihull Home Care, our care professionals will support you by listening objectively and offering advice and guidance, if needed.
Tailored support from specialist carers
We work in partnership with other organisations and voluntary bodies. This enables us to assist with researching appropriate support and self-help groups if you so choose. Beyond their standard training, our team receives specialist training that prioritises you being treated as an individual during this difficult time.
A familiar team you know will take care of you
As experienced carers, we know only too well how important continuity is when it comes to quality home care. Alongside a support plan personalised around your needs and preferences, you can expect a small amount of pre-selected carers rather than a different face each time Solihull Home Care visits your home.
As part of our palliative care provision, we support those in the final months of their life. Solihull Home Care firmly believes that everyone has a right to live well until their final moments and to die in a way that is comfortable and dignified. In many instances, end-of-life care can be provided within your own home. Alongside our own palliative care services, we work with you, your loved ones, and local authorities and specialist professionals to ensure your care provisions are right for you.
All care workers at Solihull Home Care are trained to provide medication support. During your initial home visit, we'll work with you to create a detailed care support plan that will document any prescriptions you take. Where you'd like, our home carers will prompt and remind you take prescribed medication, and where necessary, physically assist and administer medication. Assisting could include: opening packaging, providing water to take medication, and recording what medication has been taken and when. Administering could include support with liquids, applying creams or instilling eye and eardrops.
Live safely and
independently at home
Whether you're searching for professional home care for you or a loved one, we're here to help. Since 2013, Solihull Home Care has been providing personal care, palliative care, social companionship, and more to the elderly in our local community. To discuss your requirements or learn more about our care process, contact our dedicated team today.