How we can help
360 provide services for individuals wanting to remain independent and live in their own home. We take away any hassle of moving to a care home or shared accommodation.
As a company we can provide support at various times of the day or, in some cases over a full 24-hour period or even a longer. We provide care during the day or even at night. Care at night can be offered in two ways; the first would be a ‘sleeper night’ basis where the care worker is allowed a reasonable night’s sleep but is on hand for emergencies and the second service is a ‘waking night’ service where the care worker is on awake and on duty throughout the night. Both these options are client dependant and 360 will support the client in any means needed.
360 works on the fact that the needs of people using the service vary greatly and packages of care are designed to meet individual circumstances.
So, what does this mean?
At 360 we believe that the answer lies within our clients. 360 acknowledge that the client has the right to choose their own package and have their own independence. The client knows how best we can support them to aid and maintain their lifestyle and independence. This means as a client you have full control over your care, you design your care package with the help of Lancashire County Council or private funding to decide how many hours of care you need and how you would like 360 to undertake that care.
As a company we can cater to single slots which can be at any time of the day such as morning, dinner, tea and bed. We can also cater to those clients who need block hours or extended visits.
Within single slots or block hours the care 360 can provide consists of:
Personal Care and Meal Preparation
This consists of helping clients get off to the best possible start to their day by helping them get up with the use of equipment such as hoists or without, washing or showering, toileting and catheter care, getting dressed and having breakfast. At the end of each day we can provide some help with getting undressed and ready for bed. We also help clients to prepare, cook and serve nutritionally balanced meals, taking into consideration client choices and any cultural or religious needs. Our carers have all received food preparation and hygiene training and are competent to cook food from fresh.
Prompting & Administering Medication
Our trained staff will prompt and support clients to ensure that medication is taken at the right time, this will contribute to maintaining good health and well-being. Our carers can also administer medication for clients who are unable to complete this care. As a team we can also remind clients to order medication or we can order the medication on their behalf. To assist the client further we can also collect prescriptions and medicines from chemists or doctors. Our carers can also assist with doctors appointments or hospital appointments to provide extra support within this area.
Once the shopping trip has finished if the client struggles to deal with their finances our team can assist with this whilst logging all processes for legalities. 360 carers can also assist to set up direct debits and contact other services which can help manage financial needs such as the job centre.
Clients who have been discharged from hospital after an illness or an operation may wish to contact us for short term care until they are fully fit and can get back to their old lifestyle. This form of rehabilitation can include helping with physio exercises and ensuring using precautions advised by other agencies supported. This way the client will maintain their well-being and hopefully resume to their old lifestyle.
360 can assist with shopping, whether this be food shopping or clothes shopping. Our carers can go along with the client to help them purchase the items or agree to a shopping list and purchase them without the client. Ensuring this is all done within the legal framework and all finances are accounted for. Our carers will then assist the client to put all items away once they return to the client’s home. Ensuring the client is happy with the purchases and able to maintain a healthy lifestyle until the next shopping call.
Domestic Chores and Household Maintenance
This service consists of completing household chores such as cleaning, laundry and ironing on a regular basis or whenever indicated by our clients. Our competent staff can ensure a households cleanliness is maintained allowing a client to feel comfortable within their home and proud of their own home.
Some clients just prefer some time out from their home and would like a care and support worker to take them out for whatever companionship they need. 360 degrees can provide this, this could be anything from a shopping trip, going swimming, bowling, going to a cafe, to the cinema or just trip a to the park.
This is only a selection of the things we can help you with. If you require other services to suit your needs, please get in touch with us.