Who we can provide Live-in Care to




Dementia & Alzheimer's


Circle of Care offer a bespoke service which is planned around the client, with their wishes and needs at the forefront of all decision making. We train and place our carers with each client, aiming to match personality type and interests wherever possible. In short, we always try to find the best fit and each client will only ever be cared for by a maximum of two or three carers. We find that by offering our clients consistency of carers, at what can be a very confusing stage of their life, helps them to feel secure in all aspects of their life. 


Stroke

The severity of stroke complications and each person's ability to recover vary widely. Researchers have found that people who participate in a focused stroke rehabilitation programme perform better than most people who don't have stroke rehabilitation.

Your carer will be paired with you and will be trained to use various cognitive and emotional, as well as physical activities and therapies to help you to recover as best you can from your stroke. They will also assist in making the necessary adjustments to your daily life brought about by the stroke.


Multiple Sclerosis


Over 100,000 people in the UK have Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord.

The damage that is done to the nerves during MS is due to the immune system mistakenly attacking nerve coatings. This leads to symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, balance and coordination issues, numbness/tingling, pain, problems with vision and cognition.

Although MS is not fatal, it is an unpredictable, lifelong condition that affects a person in a number of ways both physically and emotionally. Further, it affects each person differently and the effects experienced may change over time.


Terminal & long term health conditions (including Palliative care)


Having a calm, compassionate professional available around the clock can provide invaluable reassurance to those approaching the end of their life, and your live-in carer will understand the importance of preserving the individual’s dignity and privacy during their palliative care – something that can make all the difference.

In some cases, specialist medical care will be required in order to ensure the customer is as comfortable as possible. If necessary, our team can also help you organise any necessary adaptations to the individual’s home


Learning Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy


Care at home is a desirable option for those with learning disabilities. Regardless of their age or the severity of their condition, they will receive the support they need on a daily basis, without having to give up any of their home comforts.

Our live in carers will be guided by a fully-tailored care plan, which will be developed by our team after an initial site visit. The aim of this care strategy is always to encourage maximum independence whilst ensuring that the customer feels safe, secure and fully comfortable with their surroundings as they enjoy a full and varied life.


Brain Injury


Brain injuries affect people in many different ways. While some injuries are short-lived, others can change a person’s personality or cognitive abilities permanently, which can make independent living a real challenge.

Many people recover quickly and go on to live a full life once again – but unfortunately some will suffer chronic mental health problems following serious trauma, which may mean they require day-to-day care from an experienced professional. A live-in carer from Circle of Care will provide that one to one care for as long as it is necessary, and will support their client in adapting to changes in daily life.


Motor Neurone's Disease

Motor Neurone Disease is a rare and devastating condition which leads to degeneration of the spine and musculatory system, weakening muscles as it progresses (muscular dystrophy) and having a significant affect on a person’s motor skills.

The effect of muscle weakness can affect the way a person walks, moves, grips objects, talks, eats, drinks and breathes. It can also affect cognitive ability, thought processes and emotional wellbeing.

The disease is most common amongst the 40-70 year old age group and early signs can include general fatigue, slurred speech, jerking of the limbs and/or tripping and difficulty in swallowing.


Cancer

For the person who is diagnosed with cancer, there is the worry about their own health and mortality. It can be just as difficult for them to talk about their illness as it is for family, loved ones or friends to engage in conversations. No matter how close the relationship, there is still the worry of saying the ‘right thing’ and not appearing terse or uncaring.

It can be difficult to cope with the uncertainty of the illness and the treatments. This can result in fluctuating emotions that bounce between good days and days that are not so good. Mood swings from anger to sadness to fear can be regularly experienced, especially during cancer treatments.

Live-in carers are often hugely valuable not only to the person with cancer, but also to their loved ones; offering practical and emotional support.