/FAQs/

When should I start planning care for my loved one?

It is never too early to find out what options are available. This will help you to find the best quality care, arranging care at the best possible time and preparing for financing. Our team will be more than happy to talk you through the options available to you and guide you without pressurising in [...]

November 25th, 2014|

How can I find time to take care of myself and my mum when she is not open to having strangers in the home?

You need to look after your own needs if you are going to look after those of your loved one. At Comfort Keepers® we match the care to the client. Clients and family members have an opportunity to meet the care worker who will be coming into the home before the care service begins. Therefore [...]

November 25th, 2014|

How can I help my mum sleep better at night?

Sometimes the knowledge that someone they trust is available at times of need can go a long way in giving your loved one peace of mind – enough to motivate sleep – something which is not always available at night for family carers as they have their own needs to take care of. At Comfort [...]

November 25th, 2014|

I am afraid my mum will fall again. What can I do to prevent this from happening?

The first step is to find out why the falls are happening. Has your Doctor suggested reasons why falls are more frequent? Can medication be prescribed to help with these issues? A useful tool to have within the home is a personal alarm. This is worn as a necklace around the neck and it allows [...]

November 25th, 2014|

What kind of help is there for my mother who can no longer walk, or get around the house safely by herself?

If your elderly family member is showing signs of difficulty in mobility the first port of call is always your trusted GP. Your doctor may be able to diagnose problems and prevent further deterioration. If mobility is likely to be an on-going concern they may well suggest such physical supports as a walking stick, a [...]

November 25th, 2014|

How can I care for my parent with Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

Caring for a loved-one suffering from Alzheimer’s can be extremely hard work. It takes patience and commitment as very often you will find yourself answering the same questions over and over again – this can lead to frustration and even anger both of which will have a negative effect on an already very difficult situation. [...]

November 25th, 2014|

Will the service be flexible?

Absolutely yes. You can choose from 2 hours per week to 24 hours 7 days a week – a good service should always fit in around the needs of each client and NOT the needs of the provider. Should your needs need to increase or decrease from week to week simply let our team know [...]

November 13th, 2014|

In what cases is it most suitable to use home care for my ageing parent?

Home care services are a good solution to providing care and support to older people who want to stay independent in their own home but who need help around the house and who may also need assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing and meal preparation. Depending on the needs of the older person, [...]

November 13th, 2014|

What are the advantages of home care over other options such as a care home?

Please see our care options page for detailed information

November 13th, 2014|

If other help is required, but not care / support, can you assist?

Yes. We have a strong network of trusted local businesses and other service providers who offer a range of services which may be of use. We have met these and have satisfied ourselves that they are trustworthy and reliable – please visit the Our Community page on our website. Contact us to learn about additional services [...]

November 13th, 2014|