TerraBlu home care offer a comprehensive range of services to help the elderly and those with dementia or disabilities live independently in their own homes. Whether you - or your mum or dad - want a bit of help once a week or need us to visit several times a day, we will tailor our services to match your specific needs to create a care plan that is as individual as you are.
If daily tasks are becoming a bit more difficult, we can provide the support you need to boost your quality of life. Our personal care services include: assistance getting up in the morning and going to bed at night; help with washing and personal care; assistance with medicines; companionship and entertainment; booking appointments.
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We offer staff trained to deliver sensitive care for people going through cancer treatment and those with complex conditions, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s or following a stroke. Our specialist care team aims to help you manage the highs and lows of treatment and recovery providing an enhanced quality of life, with an emphasis on dignity, understanding and respect for the individual. In such circumstances, working closely with family members and other professionals is key to deliver the best service and ensure each day is a gift.
Research shows that eating a healthy, balanced diet can help slow the effects of aging, as well as improving general health and wellbeing. But sometimes eating well can become a chore rather than a pleasure. We are here to remove the barriers and provide a little fresh inspiration when it’s needed. We have developed bespoke training for our staff, so they can provide expert support to make sure our clients are eating well. Our nutritional care includes: help with meal planning; food shopping or accompanying you to the supermarket; unpacking; assistance with preparing meals; tidying away; cooking for you; washing up and tidying away.
Maintaining your links with friends and family and keeping up your hobbies - or taking up new ones - are vital to stop you feeling like a prisoner in your own home. Our carers will take you where you want, or need, to go, including escorting you to appointments with the doctor, dentist or hospital, accompanying you shopping, taking you to visit friends, or simply to visit a local place of interest and enjoy a cream tea. We also organise regular social activities for all our clients, including lunches and days out.
Whether you have had planned or emergency treatment, our expert carers can provide you with the additional support you need to aid your recovery and help you get back on your feet. We liaise with other professionals, including GPs, district nurses and physiotherapists, to make sure you have the proper medical support, such as help changing dressings or preventing bed sores. And we will provide the encouragement you need to steer you towards a successful recovery, helping you to do what you can for yourself.
If you are caring for your loved one, it’s vital that you have adequate breaks to enable you to recharge so you can look after them to the best of your ability. Our respite care services range from a couple of hours a week so you can have a short break and do something to yourself, to intensive care so you can get away for a few days. We can provide everything from simple companionship for your loved one to expert care for complex conditions such as dementia or cancer.
Sometimes circumstances change very quickly, for example following a stroke or a fall, or after bereavement. We can provide emergency care at short notice - often within 48 hours - to make sure you or your loved one are being looked after properly. We will still pay the same attention to detail to your care package to make sure it is tailored to your exact needs, and we will agree it with you and review it regularly to make sure it continues to meet your needs over time.
Our expert, trained staff can help support medical professionals to make sure you are receiving effective care. This can be as simple as making sure you take the right medicines when you need to, to checking your dressings to working with stroke recovery specialists to help you regain as much independence as possible. We are also able to offer PEG feeding and stoma care in certain circumstances in coordination with District Nursing.
We offer a wide range of accompanied days out and special treats to help you - or your loved one - live life to the full. These might include a trip to the cinema or theatre, shopping at Bluewater, a seaside stroll, cream tea at a country house, fine dining at home, a spring clean or festive tidy up. Or we would be delighted to discuss creating individual festive events that could make your loved one’s wishes come true. Get in touch to discuss your ideas.
You may be looking for the most sensitive type of specialist care: when a long-term condition or terminal illness is no longer responding to treatment. This care requires special skills, great understanding and sensitivity, not just for the individual, but also for family and friends. The palliative personal care we give is intensively monitored by our care management team to ensure that any change in need is quickly recognised and accommodated. We liaise closely with the family and other professionals including specialist palliative nurses, community nurses and GP’s to maintain the appropriate level of care. We incorporate best available training from Hospice in the Weald, and are part of their Federated Scheme of Care providers.
"I just want to say thank you to you and all the girls for looking after me so kindly for such a long time! I miss the cheerful faces in the morning, everyone was so lovely and it was an encouraging way to start the day. Everyone was friendly and kind and helped me so much over a difficult time. I feel so much better now and can do so much more – and you all helped enormously."
“My client had a loose tooth that was causing her pain. I called the office and they booked a dentist’s appointment for her, but it was outside my visiting times. She doesn’t have family nearby, so I came back at the end of my shift and took her in my own time. It wouldn’t have been right to leave her to suffer in pain.”
TerraBlu home carer