Your Care Planning Process



No matter your situation, the prospect of having someone you know coming into your home to offer care can be a daunting prospect. You need to know that you have a solid care plan set up, your carer is someone you can trust, and everyone is on the same page. That’s why the team at True Homecare takes care planning so seriously. Care planning is a process, which involves assessing your specific needs and using that information to develop a plan that ensures you receive the necessary care and support.

This is a brief, general overview of how the care planning process works.
Assessment
The first step in care planning is to assess the needs of the client. This involves gathering information about their medical history, current condition, and any other relevant factors. The assessment will take into account information from healthcare professionals, you and your loved ones to understand exactly what’s required.

Planning
Once the assessment is complete, the True Homecare team will develop a care plan that outlines the interventions and support required to meet your needs. The plan will be completely client-centred and take into account your unique preferences and goals. We understand that care plans can’t always be static and should also be reviewed regularly and updated as necessary.

Implementation
The next step is to implement the care plan. This may involve providing medication, treatments, or other interventions. It may also involve coordinating with other healthcare professionals to ensure that you receive comprehensive care.

Monitoring and Evaluation
The care plan should be regularly monitored to ensure that it is effective in meeting your needs. This may involve measuring the client’s progress against their goals, assessing their response to treatment, and identifying any changes in their condition.

Review and Update
The care plan should be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that it remains relevant to your needs. This may involve modifying the plan to reflect changes in your condition, goals, or preferences.
Having a comprehensive care plan is vital to get the results you’re looking for. At True Homecare, we have the experience and expertise necessary to support you with your at home care needs. If you’re based in Stockport, Wilmslow, or the surrounding areas and need support with at home care, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. We’re a friendly, approachable team passionate about helping our clients live independently.

Arranging your Homecare
When you’re inviting someone into your home to support you in living independently, you need to know you’re working with a team you can trust. You need someone reliable and caring with the right skillset and someone you can trust. At True Homecare, our carers have full background checks and are given comprehensive training to ensure you’re getting the level of care you deserve. This is a general guide to making sure you get the homecare that’s right for you.

1. Make a list of all the things you might need help with. This can be anything from getting ready, keeping your home in order, having nutritious meals prepared to companionship and getting your prescriptions from the pharmacy.

2. Consider how the care and support will be paid for. There is a possibility that you could be entitled to financial support towards the cost of a care worker. The level of help you are entitled to will depend on a number of factors including your current financial situation and the level of care required.

3. Arrange the care and support. The council may make these arrangements on your behalf or you can do it privately.

4. Deciding whether you want to work with an agency or hire a care worker directly. Working with True Homecare means you have access to a huge number of highly trained care workers that have a full background check, extensive training and work to our high standards. You will always be treated with respect, dignity and compassion.

At True Homecare, we help people throughout Stockport, Wilmslow, and the surrounding areas find high-quality at home care so they can focus on doing what they love. If you think our team can offer you the compassionate, high-quality care you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

Planning for your future
At True Homecare, we understand that it’s your right to make decisions about your own treatment and care. However, there are times when you may no longer be able make these decisions for yourself. This is why it is so vital to be prepared for this and make plans for the future of your care. It’s important for you to feel confident that your wishes are going to be respected and your interests protected.

Power of Attorney
One way to ensure your future interests are going to be protected in the event of you being unable to advocate for yourself and your needs is by giving someone the authority to make these decisions for you in the future. A power of attorney can be granted to multiple people.

There are 2 types of power of attorney:

  • Health and welfare
  • Property and financial affairs

A health and welfare power of attorney will be able to make decisions about your care if you’re unable to do so. This might include:

  • Giving consent to care plans about your everyday care
  • Determining where you are going to live
  • Consenting to medical care and potentially life sustaining treatment

A property and financial affairs power of attorney will manage the financial side of things. This can include:

  • Managing your bank or building society account
  • Paying your bills
  • Collecting benefits or a pension etc
  • Selling your home

How to set up power of attorney

If you want to ensure your interests are protected and your wishes respected through power of attorney, you’ll initially need to choose the right person or people to take on this responsibility. They must be over the age of 18 and willing and able to act on your behalf. If you are appointing more than one attorney, it’s also important to determine whether you want them to make decisions separately or together. After this, you need to fill in the standard forms, which can be found on the government website. You won’t need a lawyer to do this for you. The extent of the attorney’s power will depend on what level of authority you grant them, which is why it’s so important to consider this carefully. Once you have made the decision and filled out the form, it’s time to register the power of attorney. You can either do this now or when it is needed.

Advance Decision to Refuse Treatments
In addition to power of attorney, there are other ways to make decisions in advance, in case you later become unable to make medical decisions for yourself. One of these ways is through an advance decision to refuse treatment.
Advanced decisions allow people to state ahead of time their desire to refuse a specific treatment. You need to make sure your doctor and family are aware of any advance decisions to refuse treatment as healthcare professionals are required by law to follow these decisions if they know about them.

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