Care Case Studies

Some examples of the care Purely Care can provide

Personalised care For Parkinson’s

The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease 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 you 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.

 

Keeping couples together

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. Our live-in carers are successfully keeping couples together at home.

Margaret and Don had been happily married for 61 years, but found life was starting to get 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 and worry.

Both Margaret and Don receive a direct payment for their care from the local authority. They have chosen to combine their resources to pay for their full time live-in carer to attend to both their needs.

Personalised Dementia Care

Muriel had care in Woodbridge, Suffolk. She had always loved to shop. She had the early stages of dementia but appeared to be coping well at home.

Her daughter became worried when she heard she had been brought home by strangers because she lost her way, and asked Purely Care for help. Our live-in carer was an ideal match. She enabled Muriel to be independent and still go out wherever she wanted, but the care worker made sure she dressed suitably, that appointments weren’t missed and that Muriel got home safely. In addition, Muriel had a companion to provide reassurance, who she could chat with, and who would remind her when to turn on the television, so that she could watch her favourite black and white movies and tennis matches.

Now her daughter’s visits are quality time together, rather than being taken up dealing with practical issues and problems.