Older People Services
Guideposts offers a range of services to support older people to live independently at home by offering them practical and personal care and advice.
Help at Home is a service that offers people the support and care they need to remain within the familiarity and comfort of home, and maintain their independence. Offering unrivalled continuity and level of support, Help at Home offers respite care, practical assistance, personal care, companionship and housekeeping, balancing independent living with specific care needs.
The service is perfect for people leaving hospital, single older people, people with learning
disabilities and carers or anyone who is finding it harder to cope at home.
Help at Home can provide:
- light housework
- blitz cleaning
- laundry, washing and ironing
- preparation of light meals
- shopping for everyday needs or special occasions
- pension or prescription collection
- assistance to attend appointments
- friendship and companionship
- personal care
- care for people who require
- day and night sitting (night sitting available by individual request)
Service users’ needs and wishes are at the heart of what Guideposts does. We take a person-centred approach to all our work. This means putting the people we support first. We listen carefully and constantly to our service users, their families and carers, so we provide the best care, advice and information possible. In all cases we aim to reduce social exclusion and isolation and promote equal opportunities, wellbeing and quality of life for all our service users.
Judith suffers from a long-term debilitating illness and needs help to live independently at home.
“Having Freya come into my home twice a week is marvellous and I really enjoy her company when she is with me. She always has a happy face and she makes my day. Going out shopping with her gives me the opportunity to get out and meet people. I can attend to my business which lets me have the freedom and independence that I would otherwise not have since my illness has worsened.
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