Personalised Care for Parkinson's

  • By E GRACE
  • 28 Apr, 2017

The symptoms of Parkinson's  can affect each person differently and even for one person the effects can vary from day to day or even hour to hour.  Our live-in carers can help you manage your symptoms and get the most out of life.

A live in carer develops a thorough knowledge and understanding of your needs and can provide just the right kind of support when it is needed and how you want it. This support may include:

  • emotional support: having someone to talk to, helping you to focus on what you can do and seeing the positive things in life

  • help to take your medication correctly and monitoring for side effects

  • support with preparing healthy meals to help maintain proper nutrition and even helping you to eat if tremors make eating and drinking difficult.

  • serving drinks regularly to maintain hydration levels which can help prevent urine infections

  • monitoring your condition and advising when medical attention should be sought

  • practical assistance: such as help with dressing and keeping the house free from trip hazards

  • encouragement and support with physiotherapy exercises or stretching and relaxation to maintain your mobility.

As well as providing for long-term care needs, Purely Care offers a short term care for carers respite or recuperation after a stay in hospital.


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By E GRACE 05 May, 2017

At Purely Care we understand it can be difficult for someone who has always been independent to accept help from other people. We understand that we need to tread gently and build up trust with new clients.  

Joan lived alone with Harvey her Jack Russell terrier. She did not feel that she needed care, but her family were worried about her, particularly first thing in the morning and locking up at bedtime when they could not visit due to their own childcare responsibilities. Joan was adamant that she did not need care. The only thing she needed help with was to walk Harvey.  Joan' s family explained the situation to us and asked us to help.  The initial outcomes we agreed were to walk Harvey twice a day and build a relationship with Joan to test what care she might accept. We developed a programme of care where our care worker would attend and introduce herself as the  'dog walker'.  In the mornings the 'dog walker'  would ensure Joan was up and dressed, had taken her medication and was starting to get breakfast, the carer would then take Harvey for a walk and on her return, check everything was in order for the day. In the evenings the care worker would ensure Joan was orientated to the time of day and understood it was nearly time for bed, take Harvey for a walk then help Joan to lock up the house as she left. Joan was receptive to this type of subtle supervision and was able to remain living in her own home safely.

By E GRACE 28 Apr, 2017

The symptoms of Parkinson's  can affect each person differently and even for one person the effects can vary from day to day or even hour to hour.  Our live-in carers can help you manage your symptoms and get the most out of life.

A live in carer develops a thorough knowledge and understanding of your needs and can provide just the right kind of support when it is needed and how you want it. This support may include:

  • emotional support: having someone to talk to, helping you to focus on what you can do and seeing the positive things in life

  • help to take your medication correctly and monitoring for side effects

  • support with preparing healthy meals to help maintain proper nutrition and even helping you to eat if tremors make eating and drinking difficult.

  • serving drinks regularly to maintain hydration levels which can help prevent urine infections

  • monitoring your condition and advising when medical attention should be sought

  • practical assistance: such as help with dressing and keeping the house free from trip hazards

  • encouragement and support with physiotherapy exercises or stretching and relaxation to maintain your mobility.

As well as providing for long-term care needs, Purely Care offers a short term care for carers respite or recuperation after a stay in hospital.


By E GRACE 13 Apr, 2017
The usual assumption is that when someone's  care needs reach a certain point, the only course of action is to move into a residential home.  This can mean couples are split up when one of them needs care. Purely Care has an alternative solution. Their live-in carers are successfully keeping couples together at home.

Margaret and Don had been married for 61 years, but found life was getting difficult. Margaret had been an excellent cook, ran the home efficiently and continued to look glamorous.  When she became forgetful Don stepped in to do the cooking and housework, ´╗┐but poor sight and a heart condition meant he became exhausted dealing with Margaret's increasing needs.

A live-in carer has given them back quality of life. Margaret now has personal care every day and keeps active by helping the carer to prepare vegetables and fold the laundry. Don can enjoy quality time with Margaret relieved of daily chores. Both Margaret and Don receive a direct payment for their care from the local authority. This is combined to pay for the live-in carer to attend to both their needs.



By E GRACE 12 Apr, 2017

Purely Care are currently recruiting Live in Care workers to work in the east of England. If you can provide excellent standards of care and want to make a difference to peoples lives, check out full details of our Live-in Carer job on the Norfolk Care Careers website: www.norfolkcarecareers.co.uk/vacancy/live-care-worker-norfolk-suffolk-essex-areas/


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