At CareMatch, we have a team of experienced Carer Members who have specialist training in working with bariatric patients who need support at home. Obesity can lead to restricted mobility, vulnerability to skin infections and low moods, and so we are on hand to give Care Receivers the specific care that is needed in order to avoid further complications and live as independently as possible. We can also help if you need a bit of extra support following bariatric surgery and if the care receiver is a young person, we aim to bring care in a way that assists them with the transition to living as independently as possible, and nurtures them to embrace life in whatever ways they can. Many Care Receivers who need bariatric care feel more comfortable receiving care at home so that they’re not separated from family, friends and their familiar surroundings.
If you are the regular care giver for a bariatric Care Receiver who needs help at home, we understand that it is easy to feel stressed, overwhelmed and alone. At CareMatch, our team of experienced Carer Members are on hand to offer help and support in all aspects of bariatric care, so that you don’t feel you are caring for someone by yourself and the Care Receiver can have the best care journey possible.
- Help with administering medication
- Low-support medical care, including care post bariatric surgery such as keeping a wound clean
- Personal care, such as help with getting dressed, going to the toilet, having a bath
- Help with preparing suitable meals and following a structured nutrition plan (a healthy diet is extremely important for bariatric patients and our Carer Members can help by preparing them the right food, that they enjoy, in the right quantities)
- Mobility support - We understand that bariatric Care Receivers often have restricted mobility, we are on hand to support them in day-to-day tasks and to encourage them to live as independently as possible
- Help with household tasks, such as the laundry, cooking meals or walking the dog
- Running essential errands, for example collecting your medication or doing a food shop
- Companionship and mental support - Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference, especially for bariatric Care Receivers who can be particularly prone to suffering from low moods. Sometimes it’s a huge comfort to have a friendly face around the house who is there for a cup of tea and a chat as well as to offer more physical support
- Overnight Care - If bariatric Care Receivers wake up in the night, they can be very uncomfortable when they do and unable to get out of bed on their own. Our Carer Members are on hand to offer help and reassurance during the night to ensure a Care Receiver’s safety and alleviate any anxieties or discomfort
- Respite Care - If you are a Care Receiver’s regular care giver, and you need some extra support or some time off, our team of Carer Members can step in and help and give you the peace of mind knowing that your Care Receiver is receiving the high quality of care they are used to
Our specialist Carer Members have the necessary training and experience in working with bariatric Care Receivers to ensure a high-quality care service that is tailored to them and their needs specifically. At CareMatch, we know that every moment counts, and we strive to enable our Care Receivers to live as independently as possible, at home for as long as they can.
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