Frequently asked questions

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Our FAQ is designed to provide quick and comprehensive answers to questions that we are frequently asked. If you have questions that our FAQ does not cover or if you require further assistance, please contact us; we’re here to help.

Our Care Professionals are highly trained to ensure that they respect the dignity of our service users at all times. This is particularly important when providing Personal Care. Our compassionate service can be fully tailored to your unique requirements, ensuring your personal boundaries are always maintained.

Our fully customisable care plans are regularly reviewed to ensure our services align with your current requirements. We will always do our best to accommodate any adjustments you wish to make to your care plan.

We assign each service user to a small, dedicated team. Whilst we cannot guarantee that you will always receive the same care assistant, you can be confident that you will receive continuity from the same close-knit team of Care Professionals. 

Certainly! You can choose which housekeeping tasks you want your care professional to complete. Before we begin providing services, we will collaborate with you to customise a care plan based on your preferences.

Our Home Help and Housekeeping services are flexible, so you can schedule them as frequently or infrequently as you like. You can opt for extensive Housekeeping services, such as having a full-time live-in housekeeper, or choose minimal services, such as an hour per week. We provide personalised home help services that perfectly cater to your unique needs and preferences.

Home Help and Housekeeping can be funded in various ways depending on the recipient’s financial situation.

  • Privately Funded
  • Local Authority – Full/Part-funded
  • Carers Trust grants
  • Attendance Allowance Benefit
  • Personal Independence Payment Benefit

We are here to help; contact Clarity Homecare to discuss your Home Help and Housekeeping requirements and how they can be funded.

Companionship Care focuses on social needs, whereas Personal Care provides support with daily living tasks such as bathing, dressing and medication.

This varies based on your individual needs. Some people may require daily visits, whilst others may prefer a companion once per week or month.

Factors influencing the price include location, frequency and duration of visits and the required services. Pricing is dependent on the unique needs of each service user.

Respite Care is often provided to Individuals who are elderly or have a condition, disease or disability. It allows primary caregivers to take a break from their caregiving responsibilities, which can benefit their well-being.

Care recipients benefit from knowing they will be well cared for while their primary caregiver gets a well-deserved break.

We often provide Respite Care at short notice. Please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements and let us provide the support you need.

The cost of Respite Care varies depending on the location, duration and required level of care. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and book a free assessment, which will include a quotation.

Respite Care can be funded in various ways depending on the recipient’s financial situation.

  • Privately Funded
  • Local Authority – Full/Part-funded
  • NHS – Full/Part-funded
  • Carers Trust grants
  • Attendance Allowance Benefit
  • Personal Independence Payment Benefit

We are here to help; contact Clarity Homecare to discuss your Respite Care requirements and how they can be funded.

Live-in Care provides a comprehensive range of care services around the clock to ensure that recipients remain safe, comfortable and well-cared for as they continue to live independently in their own homes. It assists with Personal Care, Medication, Shopping, Meal Preparation, Housekeeping, Companionship, Social Outings, Pet Care, and more.

Live-in Care significantly enhances its recipients’ quality of life and overall well-being by providing a 24/7 service, fully customised to meet their requirements. When loved ones are not around, they can trust that their family member is well-cared for.

Unlike generic Home Care, which offers sporadic visits, Live-in care provides continuous 24/7 support. A dedicated Care Professional is always on hand to address your needs whenever they arise. It provides vital long-term companionship and is seen by many as the best solution for supporting those with long-term or progressive health conditions.

The cost of live-in varies significantly based on several factors, such as the location, the provider you use, and the complexity of the care requirements.

If you’re interested in obtaining no-obligation pricing, please get in touch with your nearest Clarity Homecare branch today.

Contact Clarity Homecare today to arrange a free consultation with one of our Live-in care experts. Consultations typically occur in the home of the potential recipient or at a Clarity Homecare office. Alternatively, you can have your consultation over the phone or via video call if that works better for you and your family.

Dementia is a syndrome that can be caused by diseases that affect the brain. Alzheimer’s is one of the diseases known to cause dementia.

Alzheimer’s disease is by far the most common cause of Dementia; it is responsible for 60-80% of all dementia cases.

High-quality condition-led support for individuals with dementia enhances their quality of life. Specialised Dementia care provides recipients with a vital layer of understanding, safety, and support.

Providing optimised care for people with dementia is crucial. It involves creating a safe and supportive environment that enables them to maintain their independence and dignity. Effective communication, patience, and empathy are vital skills that caregivers need to have. By understanding the person’s needs and preferences, caregivers can provide personalised care that enhances quality of life and promotes well-being.

If someone with Dementia experiences memory loss, behavioural changes, or struggles with daily tasks, it is essential to address these concerns promptly and consider Dementia Care at home.

Our Dementia care services adapt to the different stages of a dementia journey. In the early stages, individuals may require companionship and general household support. As dementia advances, we extend our services to provide more comprehensive support.

We have years of experience in assisting families caring for loved ones with Dementia at home. Our team of specialist Care Professionals receive in-house dementia training that is City & Guilds Assured. We understand the challenges of caring for someone with dementia. Contact us to learn how we can assist you.

Regularly offering your support is recommended, as they could be too proud or not confident enough to ask when they need help. Always try to respect their dignity and promote their independence. Engaging in enjoyable activities with your loved one can improve their mood, reduce the risk of depression and anxiety, and decrease irritability.
At-home Dementia Care from a reputable homecare provider should also be considered; this can be essential in improving quality of life and minimising their rate of cognitive decline.

Before providing dementia care, our care professionals receive in-house dementia training that is City & Guilds Assured. This specialist training is aimed at providing an understanding of dementia, the stages of dementia, effective support methods, recognising symptoms and cognitive changes and improving communication techniques.

It is not always necessary for individuals with Dementia to give up their pets. Clarity Homecare can provide at-home Pet Care alongside Dementia Care if required. Many people in the early stages of Dementia can still care for their furry companion. The type of pet, however, should be carefully considered; a cat or a small, calm dog, for example, is far more suitable than a large, boisterous dog. Research indicates that owning pets can positively affect people with dementia.

If you have a loved one with dementia who is exhibiting aggressive behaviour, it may be time to consider specialist at-home Dementia Care from a reputable homecare provider. A suitable care provider can work alongside family members to implement strategies that have been proven to minimise aggression in those with dementia.

Dementia is a syndrome that can be caused by diseases that affect the brain. Alzheimer’s is one disease known to cause dementia.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of Dementia; it is responsible for 60-80% of all dementia cases.

Providing support tailored to the specific needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s can significantly improve their quality of life. Specialised Dementia care provides recipients with a vital layer of understanding, safety, and support.

Care that is well-optimised for people with Dementia enhances their quality of life and overall well-being. It provides a safe and supportive environment, enabling people with Dementia to maintain their independence and dignity.

You should seriously consider Dementia Care at home for your loved one if they are experiencing memory loss, behavioural changes, or struggles with daily tasks.

Our Dementia care services adapt to the different stages of dementia. Companionship and general household support may be required in the early stages. We extend our services to provide more comprehensive support as the condition progresses.

We have years of experience in assisting families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s at home. Our team of specialist Care Professionals receive in-house dementia training that is City & Guilds Assured. We understand the challenges of caring for someone with dementia. Contact us to learn how we can assist you.

Sometimes, our loved ones can be too proud or not confident enough to ask when they need our help; therefore, you should regularly offer support and reassurance, especially to those with dementia. You should always respect their dignity and promote their independence wherever possible. Playing games and engaging in other activities with your loved one can help improve their mood, decrease their risk of depression and anxiety, and reduce irritability.

Specialist Dementia Care at home should also be considered. This can be crucial in enhancing quality of life and reducing cognitive decline.

Our care professionals receive in-house City & Guilds Assured training before providing care to dementia patients. This specialised training aims to provide an understanding of dementia, its stages, effective support methods, how to recognise symptoms and cognitive changes, and how to improve communication techniques.

No, not necessarily. Many in the early stages of Dementia can still take good care of their beloved pets. The type of pet, however, should be carefully considered; a cat or a small, calm dog, for example, is far more suitable than a large, boisterous dog. Clarity Homecare can provide at-home pet care services alongside Dementia Care if required. Many studies have shown that owning pets can positively affect people with dementia.

If your loved one with Alzheimer’s is exhibiting aggressive behaviour, you should consider arranging specialist at-home Dementia Care from a high-quality provider. A good Homecare provider will work with family members to implement strategies to reduce aggressive behaviour in those with dementia.

End-of-life care is typically provided when someone is expected to live for less than 12 months. This is often due to patients being in the later stages of a terminal illness or having experienced a traumatic incident like a stroke or heart attack.

Specialist End-of-life care is designed to make the final stages of a person’s life as comfortable and dignified as possible. Although end-of-life care is highly focused on pain management and comfort, it also caters to other vital needs by providing personal care, companionship, and support with domestic duties such as meal preparation and cleaning.

End-of-life care is more concentrated towards pain management and comfort. It is typically provided to individuals in the final stages of life. In contrast, Palliative Care can provide support at any stage of a life-limiting or life-threatening illness or injury. The type of care required will likely escalate from Palliative to End-of-life towards the final stages of life.

In most cases, End-of-life care commences when a person is estimated to have less than 12 months of life remaining. However, End-of-life care can last for as little as an hour or as long as several years, depending on how quickly the individual’s condition deteriorates.

The NHS typically funds end-of-life care in the UK through NHS continuing healthcare. This should be discussed with your GP or the doctor in charge of your treatment. If eligible for NHS funding, you can choose to have this funding as a personal health budget.

This allows you more control over how the funding is spent. For example, if you would like to receive End-of-life care at home, you can use your health budget to fund this.

If you are not entitled to funding from the NHS, the cost of end-of-life care can be paid for privately or potentially covered by a charitable organisation.

Palliative Care is required when a terminal illness or life-threatening condition has been diagnosed. It is provided to people who are living with conditions like Cancer, Parkinson’s, or Dementia, for example.

Palliative Care aims to relieve serious illness or injury symptoms while improving overall comfort and well-being.

No, not exactly; End-of-life care is more intensely concentrated towards pain management and comfort. It is typically provided to individuals in the final stages of life. In contrast, Palliative Care can provide support at any stage of a life-threatening illness or injury.

Contact Clarity Homecare today to arrange a free consultation with one of our Live-in care experts. Consultations typically occur in the home of the potential recipient or at a Clarity Homecare office. Alternatively, you can have your consultation over the phone or via video call if that works better for you and your family.

There is a good chance that your loved one is eligible to have their Palliative Care fully funded by the NHS through NHS continuing healthcare. This should be discussed with the GP or the doctor in charge of their treatment. If eligible for NHS funding, you can choose to have this funding as a personal health budget.

This allows you more control over how the funding is used. For example, if your loved one would like to receive palliative care at home, they can use their health budget to fund this.

Alternatively, the cost of Palliative Care can be covered privately or by a charitable organisation.

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