Helping with Medication

Care can start as informally as someone popping in for a cup of tea and a chat – there is no task too small.  This is called companionship care, and typically involves a social visit, help with shopping, and sometimes cooking and light cleaning.

Example of daily care visits to the home

Khalid is 78 and is managing well at home, but is finding that it’s taking longer and longer to get washed and dressed every day.  

Khalid’s carer visits twice a day – first, she visits in the morning to help him get out of bed safely, assists him with showering, then helps him get dressed. She helps him prepare his breakfast and tidies up the kitchen afterwards. She also double-checks that he’s taken his medication and is set up for the day before she leaves.  

She helps him prepare his breakfast and tidies up the kitchen afterwards. She also double-checks that he’s taken his medication and is set up for the day before she leaves.   

In the evening, she comes back and makes supper if Khalid hasn’t already done it, chats with him and helps lay out his clothes for tomorrow morning.  She helps him into bed then double-checks that all his doors and windows are secure before leaving again.

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