Our Home Care Services 

County Care Berkshire is a home care company led by Social Worker, Carolyn Jarvis. 
Carolyn has an experienced team of trained carers able to meet the needs of people requiring care and support at home. You might be looking for day to day support or require more specialist care due to a health condition or disability. Either way County Care Berkshire will work to provide a bespoke care plan and service that is right for you. 
Where more specialist support is required we are confident that our trained and committed staff will provide thorough yet sensitive care and support. This may include working with assisted ventilation, cough assist, PEG feeds, catheters, bowel management and more. 

Elderly Care - Day-to-day support at home  

At County Care we recognise that ‘there’s no place like home’ and with a personalised care plan, we will support you or your loved one to remain as independent as possible whilst at home. We offer a range of services including: 
Assistance with personal care including bathing and continence management 
Moving and handling transfers using hoists and stand aids 
Assistance with medication 
Rehabilitation support after health or medical procedures 
Support managing daily household chores such as light housework, ironing, changing the bed 
Meal preparation 
Social activities such as to the cinema, library, groups or for walks 
Escort home from hospital 
Visits in the community such as to the doctors or hospital 

Specialist care 

Many of our carers have had specialist training and experience of working with complex health conditions. For example: Bowel management and stoma care, catheter care, peg feeding and peg management, assisted ventilation and cough assist, and oxygen therapy. 
Bowel management 
Stoma care 
Catheter care 
Assisted ventilation and cough assist 
PEG feeding and management 
Oxygen therapy 
There is ongoing management support available to both staff and families to ensure the best service possible is provided. Each member of the County Care Berkshire Team receives regular supervision and is able to access any additional training they require. We pride ourselves on working in partnership with local medical professionals such as GP’s, the Community nursing teams, hospitals and the local hospice to ensure your personalised care plan is joined up. 
Our ultimate goal is to help you to retain a dignified, fulfilling and independent life. 

Your care & support after leaving hospital  

Before leaving hospital the medical staff will discuss your needs and then agree with you a recovery and support plan, which might include any equipment you need or reablement support. This care plan will be designed to help you learn or re-learn daily living skills, improve your mobility and rebuild the confidence you may have lost whilst you were unwell. 
If you're eligible for intermediate care or reablement this may be provided free of charge by the short term team for up to 6 weeks. 
If you would like County Care to support you once you’re home, our Service Manager Brinda, will arrange to visit you in hospital to assess your ongoing needs whilst liaising with the hospital team and other members of the multi-disciplinary teams involved in your care to formulate a bespoke care plan for your arrival home. 
Our experienced carers can provide waking nights or live in care as well as regular day care to provide you with the practical support you may need, as well as the reassurance that someone is there when you need them. 
Click here for more information on funding your care package  

Respite Care 

Respite is the temporary provision of care at home by trained carers and is an ideal solution should your regular care giver need a break, or if you need help on a short-term basis. You may need respite care if your regular carer is taking a holiday or if you have been in hospital. Respite can take many forms for example daily care visits to support you with personal care, meal preparation, housework, medical support or companionship, waking nights or perhaps live in care for 24 hour support and reassurance. 

Live in Care 

Your live in carer will support you or your loved one with personal care, supervision of medication, housework such as cleaning and cooking and of course companionship. 
For those living with complex health conditions like dementia, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease or Parkinson’s disease, or if you have mobility or frailty concerns, our highly-trained live-in carers can provide care and emotional support that positively enhances the quality of life ensuring you can live a fulfilled and meaningful life at home. 

Examples of types of conditions we would expect to support: 

Dementia Care 

There are up to 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. 
Dementia is a progressive illness which means symptoms are mild at first but may get worse over time. Symptoms may include: 
memory loss 
confusion and needing help with daily tasks 
problems with language and understanding 
changes in behaviour 
There are many types of dementia but Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. 
After the initial diagnosis of a dementia related illness, families are most often faced with difficult decisions about how to provide the care their loved ones need. Those separated by great distances must make sacrifices whilst parents with children are faced with the increased stress of balancing work and family. Nursing care homes and retirement centres often seem like the only option available. You do have a choice though and we can help you make it. 
County Care have a team of senior carers who are trained in dementia care and who have many years’ experience in caring for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s’. We recognise how important it is for those with dementia to maintain their independence for as long as possible and to remain within a familiar home environment, surrounded by their personal belongings. We recognise the importance of consistent care and routines and therefore wherever possible will have a key worker assigned to your family. County Care will work hard to support the whole family and to provide the best possible care to your loved one. 

Palliative and end of life care 

Palliative care can be offered at any point after a terminal diagnosis, and is designed to provide holistic support as you come to terms with the symptoms of your condition. Palliative care at home allows you to stay in the place you feel most comfortable, surrounded by memories and the people you love. Whether receiving day care services, live in care or waking nights, by being supported at the end of life by the County Care Team you or your loved one will: 
Have one to one personalised support 
Enjoy a familiar environment 
Have peace of mind for the family 
Remain close to loved ones 
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