Your Questions Answered
How does the service work?
When you contact Home Assist Healthcare a care supervisor will arrange to meet with you and/or the person in need of our support.
Ideally, this meeting takes place in the person’s home – so together we can see how that individual manages in their own environment and how Home Assist Healthcare might best provide support or nursing care.
As a follow up to that first meeting we draft a Care Plan, outlining where we can help, while also estimating the level of care that will be required and the cost of the service on a weekly or monthly basis.
There are no hard and fast rules because every situation is as different as the individuals we care for. At the same time, there are valuable lessons to be learned from each individual case and our experience often enables Home Assist Healthcare representatives to anticipate clients’ needs before they even arise.
How often do we visit?
It’s up to you and it varies considerably from person to person. Some people simply need someone to look in on them from time to time and maybe help with shopping or light housework. At the other end of the spectrum, are clients requiring a higher level of support involving professional or even specialist nursing care.
We can call once a week or provide more frequent support. It depends on the specfic needs arising out of the situation and the financial resource available to address them.
What is our training and recruitment policy?
All staff are garda vetted and must have attained a Fetec Level 5 or equivalent. They must also complete Home Assist Healthcare’s own induction and training programme.
Why care in the home?
Senior citizens are often proud of their independence and keen to remain living, as long as is practicable, in the communities they know and love. However, they may also welcome some level of support which allows them to do this safely and happily.
The real challenge is to balance the whole families needs. Even the most supportive individuals need respite and time to themselves. But, as the level of attention their loved one requires grows incrementally, they find themsleves caught between the demands of work, family and a carer’s role that has gradually become a part-time nursing job.
That’s where Home Assist Healthcare makes a telling contribution. A few hours a week can help enormously and boost the quality of life for everyone concerned.
Who are home Assist Healthcare?
A family-run, community-based, Irish-owned business servicing the north west and based at the village of Dromahaire, County Leitrim.
Director, Mary Flanagan’s family established the well-known local nursing home St. Phelim’s at Dromahaire. Later, Mary and her sisters extended the families interest in senior care by setting up a professional home visiting service – Home Assist Healthcare.