Living With Compromised Mobility
At CareMatch, we understand that if a Care Receiver has compromised mobility, it can make the simplest of tasks feel monumental, and it can massively affect their life and the lives of the people around them. Compromised mobility can affect people of all ages and if the Care Receiver is a young person, we aim to bring high-quality 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 individuals with compromised mobility feel more comfortable receiving care at home so that they’re not separated from family, friends and their familiar surroundings. Adapting to life with compromised mobility can be extremely challenging, especially if it deteriorates over time and Care Receivers gradually lose the ability to do things for themselves. Losing this element of independence can have a real impact on a Care Receiver’s mental health. At CareMatch, our team of experienced carers are on hand to support Care Receivers to set realistic goals and activities and to take advantage of the things that they can do, so that they can continue to live as independently as possible. If you are the regular care giver for someone with compromised mobility, 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, so that you don’t feel you are caring for someone by yourself, and the Care Receiver can have the best care journey possible.
What does mobility care include?
- Help with administering medication if necessary
- Low-support medical care
- Personal care, such as help with getting dressed, going to the toilet or having a bath
- Mobility and mental support, depending on the Care Receiver’s condition (at CareMatch, we strive to enable our Care Receiver’s to live as independently as possible, so this might include taking up new hobbies that they are able to do and encouragement with physical activity they are capable of, for example, going for a walk with a walking stick, or taking them out in their wheelchair)
- 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 - Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference. Living with compromised mobility can take its toll on a Care Receiver’s mental health, so it's important 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 Care Receivers with compromised mobility 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 Care Receivers with compromised mobility 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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