Care for vulnerable adults
A vulnerable adult is someone who, due to various reasons, is at a higher risk of being harmed physically, mentally, or financially. Vulnerability can arise from factors such as age, disability, illness, or social isolation. These individuals may need extra support or assistance to ensure their safety and well-being.
Vulnerable adults can include elderly individuals, people with physical or mental disabilities, individuals experiencing mental health challenges, or those who are unable to protect themselves from harm.
Someone with learning difficulties refers to an individual who has difficulties acquiring, processing, or using information effectively. Learning difficulties can vary in their severity and can impact different areas such as reading, writing or comprehension etc. These challenges may result from intellectual disabilities, specific learning disorders, or other cognitive impairments.
It’s important to note that while there can be overlap between vulnerable adults and individuals with learning difficulties, they are not the same thing.
Care for those with a learning difficulty might include the following:
- Personal care – bathing, dressing, going to the toilet and supervision of medicine
- Help with administering medication and managing pain, especially if a client is elderly
- Light housework – laundry, shopping or walking the dog
- Help with preparing your favourite meals
- Accompanying you on trips
- Companionship and mental support – It’s a huge comfort for clients to have a familiar, friendly face around the house who is there for a chat as well as to offer more physical support
- Physical and mobility support – If they have restricted mobility, we are on hand to support them in day-to-day tasks and to encourage them to live as independently as possible
- Running essential errands, for example collecting your medication or doing a food shop
- Respite Care – You may need some extra support or a break. We can help and give you peace of mind knowing that your loved one is receiving the high quality of care that they are used to
What does our Vulnerable Adult care include?
Care can be tailored to your specific needs and change as the condition progresses:
A familiar face
You will have the same carer every time as continuity is critical. Our carers will encourage you to lead an active life as possible.
Care can be from short regular visits to overnight care or a full-time live-in carer.
Help with mobility
Carers will help you with your mobility encouraging you to stay as mobile as possible, to slow down any decline.
Fall prevention and management
Your carer will ensure that your home is as safe as possible, reducing the possibility of falling.
Our carers can help around the home from cooking to small domestic jobs, as well as personal care such as toileting and bathing.
The lack of independence and frustration can have an effect on your mental well-being. The right carer can help restore confidence and a sense of purpose.
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SB, Richmond upon Thames12/02/24
“We have found Ewa to be reliable, well organised and skilled at identifying the individual care needs. She ensures that everything runs smoothly and gives us regular updates.”
“I can trust her completely to do the job in the way that I like so no stress for my mental health We are on the same page with humour and how to relax properly and we also don't worry about time because she has the most important job in the world I used to care for my mum so I can spot bad carers instantly ”
“Mum is not the easiest person to deal with but Lizzie has been very patient and kind always there for her Mum has become very attached to her and I see mum having a laugh with her which is excellent ”
“Saima, was really friendly, warm and caring with our Mother. She was happy to do what was asked of her and used her initiative making good use of her time with us. We felt confident that our Mother was in safe hands. She was very professional and understanding - we would love to work with her again.”
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“Gothami has been excellent - very reliable, consistent and great at keeping me in touch about how the care is going with my client. ”
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“A very kind gentle lady”
“Gothami is a truly warm and caring person and has succeeded in making my mother feel secure and happy when she is with her. I can go to work and leave her in Gothami's care with absolute confidence that she will be safe and that her day will be enriched.”
HW, High Wycombe15/12/23
“Julie has a very pleasant nature and is good company. She is kind, cheerful, and most importantly, provides a very high standard of care. ”
“Gemma is caring and considerate. My husband responds well to her. She quickly fitted in to our household routine and is great to have around. ”
“Very reliable and excellent support from Kristy.”