How to Arrange Urgent Elderly Care | The Good Care Group

How to arrange urgent elderly care

Are you or a loved one in need of immediate support in the comfort of your own home? The Good Care Group is able to provide urgent elderly care services that are CQC-rated ‘Outstanding’ – often within 24 hours. Call us to discover how you can quickly arrange the urgent elderly care you need during critical times.

Urgent elderly care involves immediate and responsive support for seniors facing emergency situations. This type of urgent care addresses pressing needs or emergency situations, ensuring that older people receive the support they need with minimal disruption to their daily lives.

Whether it’s sudden health challenges, changes in living conditions, or unexpected circumstances, our urgent elderly care is tailored to provide quick and effective support just when you need it most.

What is urgent elderly care?

Urgent elderly care is designed to provide immediate support and assistance to older adults facing critical situations or unexpected challenges. This type of care is particularly crucial when urgent support is needed due to sudden health issues or unforeseen emergencies.

Even when time is of the essence, we carefully customise our care plans to ensure they meet all the holistic requirements of our clients. This personalisation ensures that the urgent elderly care we provide aligns with the unique health, emotional, and practical needs of the care recipient.

Reputable providers of urgent elderly care, such as The Good Care Group, adhere to the high-quality standards assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our ‘Outstanding’ CQC-rating ensures our clients that the care we provide meets or exceeds all key measures.

How can urgent elderly care help?

Domestic tasks

This includes cleaning all rooms and vacuuming throughout to keep your house to the standards of cleanliness and tidiness you always have.

Managing and administering medications

Our professional carers are trained in medications management, using an electronic medications system to ensure all medications are proactively and effectively managed. They will also collect prescriptions from the pharmacy.

Ensuring safe mobility in and around the home

Our in-house Occupational Therapist, Jackie Cooper, provides expert guidance and advice on equipment that can improve safe movement and mobility around the home whilst minimising falls. Jackie is well placed to advise and recommend any home adaptations that may make life easier. She will continue to review a person’s ongoing progress to keep them well and safe at home.

Companionship as and when you need it

Our carers will provide companionship whilst ensuring your privacy is respected. We ensure that a perfectly matched carer shares values and interests similar to yours to make life interesting, stimulating, and enjoyable whilst being there for you to support your emotional and psychological needs.

Providing discreet and sensitive personal care

This can include the task-oriented aspects of caring for someone, like bathing and getting dressed, but also those that promote self-esteem, like maintaining your nails or styling your hair.

Planning and cooking meals

Meals will be planned and cooked according to your choice, preferences and nutritional needs, all served at a time that suits you.

Trips and visits out of the home in your local community

Our carers know how important it is to ensure you can continue to do as much as you wish and that you remain connected to your local community – whether that is a stroll round the local park, attending clubs or groups in the local area or visiting the local shops you always have.

Caring for your much-loved pet

Carers will happily support looking after your pet, including taking dogs for regular walks.

How can urgent elderly care be provided?

There are several different situations when urgent elderly care at home can be used to support immediate as well as ongoing care needs, including:

  • Live-in care for when round-the-clock care is needed to ensure a person can continue to live well in their own home.
  • Respite care can provide a family carer with a much-needed break from caring for a loved one or can be used as an opportunity to see how live-in care works and whether it is right for you and your family.
  • Short term care following hospital discharge or for those needing post-operative rehabilitation, stroke care or cancer care.
  • Specialist care services for medical and specialist conditions like dementia, Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis.
  • End-of-life palliative care ensures a person’s needs and preferences are met until the very end of their life.

The benefits of urgent elderly care

Urgent home care visits offer a range of essential benefits for seniors and their families during critical situations. Here are some key advantages:

  • Immediate assistance: Receive prompt support, often within 24 hours, to address urgent care needs, ensuring timely interventions.
  • Tailored care plans: Benefit from personalised care plans designed to address specific health, emotional, and practical requirements of the individual.
  • High-quality care: Access care services that adhere to rigorous quality standards, as assessed by regulatory bodies such as the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
  • Comprehensive support: Receive a broad spectrum of services covering medical care, assistance with daily activities, emotional support, and coordination of necessary resources.
  • Comfort of home: Access care in the familiar and comforting environment of your own home, promoting a sense of security and minimising disruption.
  • Experienced and compassionate carers: Rely on a team of highly skilled and empathetic caregivers with expertise in handling emergency situations, ensuring the well-being of the senior.
  • Holistic approach: Experience a holistic approach to care that addresses not only immediate needs but also considers the overall well-being and quality of life of the individual.

How much does urgent elderly care cost?

The cost of in-home urgent care is determined by a number of factors, including the type of care you choose and the frequency of your visits. There may also be additional fees if you live with a health condition requiring clinical care from a nurse-led carer.

Hourly home care costs are typically in line with – and often less than – what you would pay for residential care. With hourly home care, you also have the added benefit of receiving care from a professional and experienced carer who is dedicated only to you. This one-to-one tailored support is something that is difficult to achieve in even the best residential care settings.

Contact our friendly team to arrange for a free home care assessment. One of our trusted care advisors will meet with you and your family to discuss your care needs and how we can support you and your family. We then know exactly what is needed so that you have an accurate cost to help with planning and financing the care arrangement.

Arrange urgent care at home

Our friendly and experienced team is here to help you and your family make sense of the options available to you. Call us today – we will help you every step of the way.

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