Home Care Portsmouth
Nightingales are here to provide your loved one the best possible home care in Portsmouth.
We understand your situation
After being independent all their life, your loved one can no longer manage on their own like they used to. You want to help them as much as you can, but the situation is becoming worse.
They need more attention to keep them safe, but with many other responsibilities pulling on you; work, family life - as much as you want to, you just can’t give them the level of support they now need.
You feel bad about this, and it's not an easy decision, but it’s got to the point where the level of care necessary to keep your loved one safe and happy is beyond your capabilities alone.
We're here to make things better
We understand having to come to terms with this can be difficult, we’ve helped many families in Portsmouth facing similar circumstances over the years who have felt the same. But we’ve found in the long run taking the brave step to reach out for help is the best thing you can do, especially for your loved one. It’s much safer, stress levels are reduced, and you can get back to being a family member and friend again, rather than being their carer.
Our carers are on hand to help your loved one rise in the morning. They can help your loved one to have a shower or bath and help them choose what they want to wear that day. A good cup of tea usually comes as standard, along with medication checks and breakfast.
Whether your loved one chooses something simple for lunch or a home cooked meal for tea, our carers can provide them with a meal along with medication prompts and checks.
Our carers can grab the essentials or do a full week’s shop, either with your loved one or on their behalf. They can also clean and tidy your loved one’s home and ensure that the laundry and ironing are done.
Should your loved one want to visit friends and family, go to the cinema, or go for a walk around the shops, our carers can be there to accompany them.
The service our carers provide can be just as much about you as it is to your loved one. Our carers can keep your loved one company during times when you have other commitments or simply need a break.
Come the end of the day our carers will be there to assist your loved one with their bedtime routine. This might include a quick wash, final medication checks and prompts, and ensuring doors and windows are locked on leaving.
For times when your loved ones require someone to be on hand through the night or just to be there for peace of mind, our carers can provide an overnight visit usually between the hours of 10pm to 7am.
We understand the challenges that can be faced when your loved one is living with Dementia. We train our carers to be aware and considerate of the effects of Dementia. This enables our carers to deliver a care service that is safe and respectful whilst providing support and guidance to you.
The usual step when the time comes that our loved ones require a high level of care is to start considering residential care, such as a care home. However, live-in care services are fast becoming popular, and in most cases cheaper, alternatives. Whether it's short-term whilst they adjust to coming home after a hospital stay, or long-term to offer companionship and regular support in their own home.