Care PlacementsMaking arrangements for a Featherbed Carer
1. Care Assessment
Having received an enquiry from a potential client Featherbed will arrange an assessment visit, meeting with the client either in their own home, in hospital or in a nursing home.
Our agency care consultant will then be in a position to fully understand the client’s needs and the level of care required. They will also explain fully how the agency operates and answer any questions from the client or their family.
Once a placement date has been confirmed by the client, a suitable carer will be selected and asked to contact the client or the client’s representative direct to arrange, where possible, an introductory meeting. At this meeting both client and carer can get to know one another a little prior to the start of the placement.
The booking will be confirmed by the agency.
2. Care Placement
Live In Carers are normally booked for between 1-4 weeks at a time, but some stay longer depending on the needs of the client.
Once in a placement the carer will be responsible for keeping a daily record of the client’s care, any concerns and any action taken. This record may be read by the client’s family, GP, District Nurse or other agencies involved since good communication and continuity is vital to the client’s welfare.
Should a client require more care during the day or night than originally anticipated, Featherbed can supply extra carers to help.
Before the carer leaves a placement they will undertake a comprehensive hand-over to the incoming carer, ensuring continuity of care.
Contact Featherbed Homecare today
For helpful, friendly advice or emergency care assistance
Call freephone 0800 111 4885
Bristol office 01179 860710
Poole office 01202 706313
Local contact numbers:
Stroud / Gloucestershire
Wells / Mendips
Chew Valley / Whitchurch
Weston-super-Mare / Somerset
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