What is a Care Plan?

What is a care plan?

If you or your loved one require extra support with personal care needs or assistance around the home, we can help. We design our home care services to empower individuals to continue living in the comfort of their homes for as long as possible. Excellent care begins by creating a bespoke care plan uniquely tailored to your loved one’s needs and desires. 

Read on to discover more about home care in Christchurch and how having a care plan can be beneficial.  

Understanding care plans

A care plan is an important document that provides information on the type of support you require, who will provide it and how it will be given.  Because no two people are alike, there is no one size fits all solution when it comes to caring. That’s why a care plan is based on each person’s individual needs. It also takes into consideration a person’s wishes and preferences to help ensure that they receive the care they desire. 

We understand that needs and preferences may change with time. Our care plans are flexible so that they can be assessed and adjusted accordingly. 

The importance of a care plan 

A care plan ensures that you receive the level of care you need and desire. By creating an effective care plan, our carers will be able to better understand you and your condition. This will allow them to help you live as independently as possible, in a way that works for you. 

We encourage those we care for to be actively involved in their care planning. After all, home care is all about empowerment. We want to know about your regular routines, your hobbies, interests and how you prefer to be looked after. 

Finally, a care plan ensures that your requirements can be known by all care workers, health professionals and family members. By having a care plan, we can all do our best to support you according to your wishes. 

Our care assessment process

It’s very important to us that you and your loved one feel comfortable and confident in our care services. With over 20 years in the industry, we’re committed to providing exceptional care that exceeds not only your expectations but also current regulations and standards. 

Before care begins, we will meet you and your family at your home so that a care assessment can take place. Working together, we’ll determine the appropriate level of care required and discuss how you prefer it to be carried out. 

Of course, we understand that it can sometimes initially be difficult to establish a full care plan. This can be due to feelings of uncertainty or overwhelm regarding the change in circumstance. You or your family member may even be hesitant to allow a stranger into your home. Rest assured that we are very familiar with these issues and particularly sensitive in our approach. Together, we’ll take small steps to slowly introduce care over time. 

Get in touch 

If you or your loved one have any questions about our home care services, please do not hesitate to get in touch or phone us on 01202 800 494. Our friendly staff team would love to assist you in any way we possibly can.