What is post hospital recovery care?
Following a period of illness, surgery, or unexpected situation, Eximius can provide short term care to make the journey of recovery a little easier. For the majority short term care is a one-off care arrangement to support an individual post hospital release.
Often this can mean that an individual can leave hospital earlier, if medical professionals are aware that the patient is being looked after by a qualified trained carer.
As a result, a patient can get back to the comfort of their own home, surrounded by their loved ones. This can have a positive effect on an individual’s well-being, health, and quality of life. Evidence has shown that 97% of people given the choice would want to stay in their own home to receive the care they need. Eximius provide outstanding short term live-in carers to allow this to happen.
On occasions short term live-in care is required urgently following an unexpected situation. Often family members can become overwhelmed with organising urgent care for a loved one, as well as continuing to carry out day to day living.
Eximius can help take the pressure of by arranging it all, allowing family members to continue emotionally supporting their loved ones. If urgent care is required, care managers can often visit a home within 24 hours to access the house, understand more about the individuals needs and establish a relationship with the family. Available carer profiles can then be sent over to family members for them to select the best suited. This allows choice and allows family members to still feel in control.
How our companions can help during short-term care
Managing and administering medications
All companions at Eximius are fully trained and qualified in the administration of medication. We ensure that companions understand and aware of client’s medication usage before they go into placement. This helps ensure a smooth and accurate handover.
Additionally, companions are required to document the administration of medication on a secure care electronic system. This helps companions monitor intake and let a clients family know that their loved one is being looked after. This can be extremely reassuring. Companions will also ensure that repeat prescriptions are made and will collect medication from the pharmacy. This takes all pressure of the client’s family and helps a family carer relax and rest of their break.
Companions at Eximius can help assist clients with personal hygiene. We understand that this can be a sensitive matter and ensure that the client’s dignity is respected whilst helping with personal care. Additionally, companions can help with assisted care such as supporting clients with appearance, dressing and grooming.
Help them stay socially active
Our companions can help keep clients stimulated by ensuring they keep in touch with friends, remain active and attend activities they enjoy and love. This is good for a client’s confidence, mental wellbeing and helps ensure they remain connected to the local community. Companions can also escort clients on daytrips helping ensure that our clients experience a quality life that they deserve.
Additionally, companion’s at Eximius can play a vital role in ensuring clients carry out exercise and rehabilitation. Activity is the best way to keep a client’s body healthy, improve mental health and to avoid complications. Research has demonstrated the benefits of activity in maintaining health and function as well as recovery. They may need to relearn basic skills, such as walking or talking. Companion’s can ensure that daily rehabilitation takes place during short-term care.
Help with domestic tasks
Companions at Eximius are required to keep a client’s house clean. All rooms are regularly cleaned and vacuumed ensuring that the upkeep of the house is kept to a high standard. This can be reassuring to a client’s family knowing that there relative is in a safe and tidy environment.
Help care for the client’s much-loved pet
Companions at Eximius will happily support looking after client’s pets by feeding them and taking them on regular walks.
Eating and drinking
At Eximius companions help with the client’s food shopping and cook healthy well-balanced meals. Meal’s choices can be prepared based on the client’s desires and preferences. This ensures that the client regularly eats/drinks and receives essential vitamins. This is important in remaining healthy and keeping their immune systems strong helpful in fighting illness. Each companion is provided with an Eximius recipe book when going into a placement. The recipe book is filled with tasty healthy meals helpful in ensuring clients receive a range of delicious meals.
Companions at Eximius can provide excellent emotional support and assistance during short-term live-in care. Our companions are carefully selected by our recruitment manager, ensuring that all companions employed by the company are of an outstanding care standard. Companions are perfectly matched to a client to ensure they share similar interests and hobbies. This enables a client to continue living an interesting and stimulating life.
Reasons to choose Eximius
We can put care in place very quickly. While it is better to have more time, sometimes people return home and suddenly realise they need more help than they thought or would rather not be on their own. We can put care in place within 24 hours and have been known to organise it in a little as 6!
Often people don’t know what they need and how long they’ll need it for. Because we are small, we can make quick decisions and change things as and when is needed.
Choosing the correct care is an important decision and our experienced team are here to help every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact us, we are more than happy to help.