Care at Home
Our Care and Support Services
If you or your loved ones are looking to get extra support at home, Clyde Homecare is here to offer the support you need, so that you can continue to enjoy a happy, independent lifestyle in the comfort of your own home, covering the greater Glasgow and Central Scotland area.
With Clyde Homecare you can feel at ease knowing that a personal care and support worker is on hand to help when needed, providing a discrete and dignified service.
We understand that people need assistance with a number of tasks to continue independent living and Clyde Homecare pride themselves on offering a range of personal care services:
Help with mobility and physical needs
Hospital discharge care
Our Care at Home service adopts a person-centred approach where you can choose the kind of support you need and when you want it.
We will create a person-centred care plan that is designed specifically for you, so that your carer will know exactly what you need when they arrive at your home.
To find out more about our agency, read About Us.
Steps to setting up Care & Support at home
At Clyde Homecare, we know how difficult it can be to make the decision to ask for help, so whether you are looking for care for yourself, a family member, friend or neighbour, our friendly office staff will help make the experience simple and comfortable for everyone involved.
We understand that you may want some time to gather information and ask questions before setting up Care at Home services, so we are happy to be guided by you.
Here is a general sequence of events that we will go through at your own pace:
Make an enquiry by phone
Tel: 0141 427 3665
Tel: 0141 427 3665
Whether you are ready to set up a Care at Home service, or merely want to ask some questions, you are very welcome to call and speak to our friendly staff. We can talk though the kind of help you might need and explain how we would arrange this help for you, as well as giving you an indication of how much it’s likely to cost.
Schedule an appointment
When you are ready to take your enquiry further, we will arrange a suitable time to meet with you at your home or elsewhere, at a time that is convenient to you. Whether you are seeking assistance for yourself, a relative, friend or neighbour, you can choose who you wish to bring along.
Meeting in person
A member of our team will attend the meeting at your home to discuss your options in a relaxed environment and will be glad to answer any questions you may have. We can discuss the type of care that you or your loved one might benefit from, as well as how often you will require help and the times of day that would suit you best. We can also discuss costs of care, and your options to pay for it, as you may be entitled to some financial assistance.
Design your care plan
By this point, we will know more about one another and we will be in a position to design a care plan to suit your individual needs. You will be able to look over the care plan and make any changes to it to ensure you are perfectly happy before we begin.
When developing the care plan, we not only discuss the kind of help you need or choose, but we cover a wider range of personal preferences including what you prefer to be called, what kind of food and drink you like, what times you get up, have meals and go to bed, as well as social, cultural, spiritual and leisure interests.
We also discuss what circumstances you require friends and relatives to be contacted. The care plan lets you retain control over your care, but also acts as a communication tool so that your homecare worker knows exactly what your wishes are when they arrive at your home.
Meet your care and support worker
We understand that people are individuals with differing personalities and needs; therefore, we put a lot of thought into choosing a care and support worker just for you. We will introduce him or her to you and give you some time to become acquainted, so that you can feel completely at ease when they arrive at your home.
Assess your care
Our goal is to make sure you are perfectly happy and content, so by having regular contact with you and your relatives we will be able to ensure that you are. We can discuss your care and make any adjustments as we go along as we know your needs may change.
Funding Your Care
Scotland has its own system to fund home care and we have provided some very brief details below. Please feel free to Contact Us for further explanation.
What is Self-Directed Support (SDS)?
In 2013 The Scottish Parliament passed a new law on social care support, the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013.
The Act gives people a range of options for how their social care is delivered, beyond just direct payments, empowering people to decide how much ongoing control and responsibility they want over their own support arrangements.
It also places a duty on councils to offer people four choices as to how they receive their social care support.
For further details visit www.selfdirectedsupportscotland.org.uk
What is private care?
You can also fund your own care, without accessing subsidised care.
Once all details have been agreed around care and support at home, a direct debit can be set up to pay for ongoing care.
Or you may choose to simply pay for help on a one-off basis such as respite care. You are completely in charge of your private care choices.
We have provided some links to various organisations that may be able to help you cope with worries that you may have when caring for someone. These organisations can provide you with useful information and advice about many kinds of illnesses or disabilities, and often have support groups you can contact to speak to people in similar situations*.
Action on Hearing Loss – http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/
Age UK – https://www.ageuk.org.uk/
Alzheimer’s Scotland – https://www.alzscot.org/
Arthritis Care – https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/
British Heart Foundation – https://www.bhf.org.uk/
Carers Trust – https://carers.org/
Care Inspectorate – https://hub.careinspectorate.com/
Contact the Elderly – https://www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk/
Diabetes UK – https://www.diabetes.org.uk/
NHS Social care and Support Guide – https://www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect
Parkinson’s Scotland – https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/about-us/parkinsons-uk-scotland
RNIB – https://www.rnib.org.uk/
Scottish Social Services Council – http://www.sssc.uk.com/
Social Work Scotland – https://socialworkscotland.org/
Stroke Association – https://www.stroke.org.uk/
*Please note – we cannot be held responsible for the content contained within external websites.