Advanced Care not only excels in the typical realms of domiciliary care but also in the more specialised regions of intermediate and enablement care.
Enablement Services: Enablement care is focused on helping individuals to learn or relearn day-to-day skills which they may have lost during illness or time spent in hospital. This care typically lasts for no longer than six weeks (see below for post 6-week care) but can sometimes be as brief as one or two, depending on the individual’s progress.
The aims of our short-term Enablement Service are to ensure Service Users, their carers and community support workers are aware of what a short-term enablement service entails and how it is implemented.
- An Enablement Service is a short-term package of home support. It is a period for assessment to ascertain the Service Users’ capability to live independently or if a long-term package of home support is needed.
- The Service requires community support workers to work with Service Users to prompt and encourage them to perform daily tasks such as washing, dressing and meal preparation with minimal assistance.
- Monitoring and feedback are essential to ensure outcomes are achieved and an appropriate level of support is delivered or to end the support when goals are met, and skills have been regained and maintained.
- Enablement care is provided free of charge to the service user in many cases. Enablement care is provided free of charge to the service user in many cases through the NHS.
Short-term or Respite Support: We provide a Respite service which involves short-term,
temporary support for your loved one whilst you take a break for a holiday or social event. The service is available on demand and will reflect the level of support needed.
The support may entail a single “pop-in” visit to check all is okay or several visits throughout the day with adequate support workers to meet more complex needs.
Post 6-Week Care (Long Term Care): With the reductions in public sector funding, enablement
care is targeted at providing a relatively quick, intensive solution to post-hospital care. While enablement care in this form is often successful, it is not always the case. In the case of some injuries, illnesses or conditions, enablement care is not lengthy enough, individuals may
require care after this period. As with enablement care itself, Advanced Care can provide industry-leading post-enablement care. This facilitates Service Users in becoming
independent in their own time. (Please see further reading 2 – Long-Term, Personal Care and Support Services).
Don’t hesitate to get in touch or telephone us on 024 7623 4567 if you require more information.