Home Care Service providing Companion Care in Portsmouth, Chichester, Fareham, Bognor Regis, Isle of Wight and surrounding areas

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Senior Help Portsmouth

Bob and Kate Woolley

Typical Hourly Rate:
£16.00 per hour

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About us

Senior Help Portsmouth is owned and managed by Bob and Kate Woolley.

They have always lived in the local area and have played an active and influential role within the community.

Bob was an Acting Inspector in the Hampshire Special Constabulary and has been a volunteer in countless community projects.  Kate has a passion for animal care and wildlife and is deeply committed to making a positive difference to the lives of older people.

Other Services Include

  • Companionship and conversation
  • Arranging appointments
  • Help with travel arrangements
  • Mental stimulation crosswords etc
  • Help with reading books or newspaper
  • Joining in with hobbies or crafts
  • Watching films together
  • Planning and going on trips
  • Visiting friends and neighbours
  • Going to cafes or restaurants
  • Attending cinema or theatre
  • Discussing news and events
  • Reminiscing
  • Collecting parcels, prescriptions
  • Making the beds
  • Preparing food
  • Organising wardrobes and cupboards
  • Caring for pets
  • Preparing shopping lists and going shopping
  • Regular visits to clients in Care homes

Companionship

Bringing joy and meaning to lonely lives.

An increasingly fractured society and an ageing population have led to an epidemic of loneliness amongst the elderly. There's a proven link between loneliness and dementia. Our carers will keep isolation at bay. Sometimes having someone to talk to is the most important thing in the world.

A regular visit each day will bring focus and something to look forward to.

The ability to share thoughts and memories.

Someone who has the time to listen without time pressures.

Companionship Services Include

  • Companionship and conversation
  • Visit plays and concerts
  • Help to entertain friends and family
  • Help choosing what to wear
  • Travel arrangements
  • Arranging appointments and accompanying to those appointments
  • Help with reading
  • Hobbies and crafts
  • Going to cinema
  • Monitoring diet and eating
  • Planning visits and outings
  • Discussing what’s in the news
  • Reminiscing about the past
  • Accompany to lunches or dinners
  • Visiting friends and neighbours
  • Buying magazines and papers
  • Watching TV or films together

Respite Care

Caring for both Carers and Clients.

Sometimes with the best will in the world, you may need a break from an intense period of caring for a family member. We can ease this burden. You can rest easy knowing that your loved one is being cared for while you take a break.

Time off for a relative who may be juggling care with their own work or family.

After having been in hospital, we can spend more time with your relative. The less lonely they are, the quicker the healing process.

If you're going on holiday, we can take over the care until you're back.

Respite Care Services Include

  • Provide a break for the main carer
  • Peace of mind when the main carer not available
  • Allow carer to recuperate

Fresh Meals

Taking care of physical needs helps improve mental function.

Older people find it harder to get the nutrition they need from the food they eat. Often when food is prepared for them, they’re more likely to eat – especially if they have company whilst eating.

We can prepare simple meals for them to eat whenever they choose.

Each carer will get to know what their client likes and can ensure the cupboards are filled.

Sometimes older people need reminding or encouraging to eat something.

Services Include

  • Meals prepared according to diet plan, cultural or religious needs
  • Cooking and Preparing Meals
  • Meal planning
  • Prepare shopping lists
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Getting ingredients
  • Checking food supplies
  • Check food expiry dates

Outings

There's a world out there. Let's help older people enjoy it.

If it's possible, our carer will encourage clients to get out and about. This could open their world.

Walks in the sunshine.

Local libraries or museums.

Accompaniment on organised trips by social clubs.

Services Include

  • Help with travel arrangements
  • Planning and going on trips
  • Accompanying on travels
  • Visiting friends and neighbours
  • Going to cafes or restaurants
  • Attending cinema or theatre
  • Collecting parcels, prescriptions
  • Preparing shopping lists and going shopping
  • Walking the dog
  • Going to the vet
  • Buy magazines, papers, books
  • Accompany to lunch and dinner
  • Collect prescriptions

Visiting Relatives

We're not designed to be alone. Maintaining relationships with family.

It’s easy to lose touch when travelling alone is too difficult. Our carers can take their clients to rekindle old relationships, see their grandchildren or visit friends in hospital.

We can help with the travel arrangements.

Services Include

  • Visiting friends and neighbours
  • Visiting relatives
  • Meeting up at café or restaurants
  • Accompany to lunch and dinner

Appointments

Being accompanied, can remove the fear of hospitals.

If there's a long-standing hospital appointment, we can accompany our client making sure they get there safely and in good time.

Taking some of the stress away from hospital visits.

Another pair of ears so that we can explain later exactly what the doctor said.

Making sure any medication is collected from the pharmacy.

Services Include

  • Help with arranging appointments
  • Help with getting to doctors, hospital, podiatrist, optician etc
  • Reminding to drink water
  • Assistance getting exercise
  • Collect prescriptions
  • Help understanding what the doctor has said, conveying to relatives with permission
  • Reduce stress of visits

Culture

Anchoring people to their backgrounds and previous hobbies.

Reuniting an elderly person with their past interests can be very stimulating. Perhaps they played an instrument or painted. Lets get them involved with local groups and rekindle those interests.

Art classes

Book clubs

Music appreciation

Cultural Services Include

  • Conversation
  • Playing games or cards
  • Accompany to social activities
  • Visiting friends
  • Go to theatre
  • Having a conversation or chat
  • Mental stimulation crosswords etc
  • Help with reading books or newspaper
  • Joining in with hobbies or crafts
  • Watching films together
  • Discussing news and events
  • Reminiscing about the past
  • Regular visits to clients in Care homes
  • Help with Internet
  • Teaching a skill
  • Stimulate mental awareness
  • Assist with clothing choices

Chores

Older people can get stressed about chores not being done.

Our carer will make beds, wash up, even do some light gardening if needed. As long as this is discussed initially, we will find the person with the necessary skills to suit.

Services Include

  • Light housekeeping
  • Collecting prescriptions
  • Washing and ironing
  • Making and changing beds
  • Dropping off or collecting dry cleaning
  • Shopping
  • Pet care
  • Gardening
  • Meal prep, checking expiry dates
  • Taking out rubbish
  • Organise wardrobes and cupboards
  • Answer the door

Areas covered

Aldwick, Alverstoke, Anchorage Park, Baffins, Barnham, Bedhampton, Birdham, Blendworth, Boarhunt, Bognor Regis, Bosham, Bracklesham Bay, Bridgemary...

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Areas covered

Aldwick, Alverstoke, Anchorage Park, Baffins, Barnham, Bedhampton, Birdham, Blendworth, Boarhunt, Bognor Regis, Bosham, Bracklesham Bay, Bridgemary, Buriton, Chalton, Chichester, Chidham, Clanfield, Copnor, Cosham, Dell Quay, Denmead, Drayton, Eartham, East Meon, East Wittering, Eastergate, Elmer, Elson, Emsworth, Fareham, Farlington, Felpham, Finchdean, Fishbourne, Fratton, Funtington, Goodwood, Gosport, Hardway, Havant, Hayling Island, Hill Head, Hilsea, Horndean, Isle of Wight, Knowle Village, Landport, Lavant, Lee-on-Solent, Leigh Park, Lidsey, Lovedean, Marden, Medstead, Mengham, Middleton on Sea, Mundham, North Bersted, North Boarhunt, North Hayling, Northney, Old Portsmouth, Pagham, Paulsgrove, Peel Common, Port Solent, Portchester, Portsea Island, Priddys Hard, Privett, Purbrook, Rogate, Rose Green, Rowlands Castle, Runcton, Selsey, Selsmore, Singleton, South Bersted, South Hayling, Southleigh, Southsea, Stakes, Stamshaw, Stubbington, Thorney Island, Tichfield, Waterlooville, West Meon, West Stoke, West Thorney, West Wittering, Westbourne, Westergate, Whiteley, Wickham, Widley, Wymering

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