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Here at Care Connected we offer many different types of help and support depending on your requirements. Our services range from personal care to a trip out into the community, whether that be a trip to the library, gym or cinema! We do it all! To give you an idea if the range of services we offer we have attached a typical days schedule for 1 of our clients.
Tom is one of our valued clients, he lives on his own in the house he has lived in his whole life. His house has been slightly adapted, with the upstairs being out of bounds due to Tom's reduced mobility. Both Tom and his family are extremely happy that he can continue living in his own home with our support.
Tom has an hour visit in the morning, he likes this visit at 7:30 am. After checking notes and any updates in Toms file we start by bringing Tom a cup of tea to bed, we open all the curtains while he wakes, it can take him a while!. When Tom is ready he will get up, some days on his own and some days with a little help from us, this is all dependant on how he is feeling. We begin by assisting Tom with his shower, he just likes us to be there for support. Tom mostly gets himself dressed, he just needs a hand with his trousers and socks! We prepare his breakfast, he has egg and soldiers everyday and has done for 22 years! Tom then feeds the birds from the back door whilst we prepare his medication. He enjoys watching his morning TV whilst waiting for his son to pop in to take him shopping.
At lunch time Tom has a 45 minute visit. We assist Tom to the toilet before having a cup of tea and a chat together while he decides on his lunch, he always has a freshly cooked meal. While we prepare his meal Tom lays the table. We leave Tom to wash up!! That't the way he likes is, we promise!
We visit Tom again at tea time for a 45 minute visit, this is to assist him with his medication and something to eat. Tom is usually engrossed in one of his programmes so he has his tea on the sofa. Usually a sandwich or snack. We leave Tom with his afternoon tipple, he usually spends the evening watching a film.
On our return at around 9 pm Tom is usually ready to get into bed, we assist him with his mediation and putting on his pyjamas. He goes to bed with a cup of tea and a book every night, without fail!