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Person Care Carlow

PERSON-CENTRED CARE

Care About You

At Care About You, we are dedicated to providing care services that prioritise the well-being and individuality of each of our service users. Our approach is centred around the person, recognising their unique preferences, needs, and aspirations. By understanding how a person wants to live, we can tailor our care to help them achieve their desired lifestyle, all while upholding principles of privacy, dignity, independence, and confidentiality.

 

One of the key aspects of our person-centred approach is taking the time to learn about our service users truly. We invest in building meaningful relationships and gaining insights into their likes, dislikes, routines, and personal histories. By understanding their values, interests, and goals, we can design care plans aligning with their needs and aspirations.

The best way to support someone is by honouring their identity and empowering them to make choices about their care. While we offer a wide range of support services, including personal care, assistance with daily tasks, companionship, and medication management, we understand that every individual has unique requirements.

Our commitment to individualisation means that the type of support each service user receives is customised and personalised. We work closely with our service users and their families to develop care plans that reflect their preferences and promote their well-being.

We strongly advocate for care at home as we recognise that individuals are often most comfortable and content in familiar surroundings. Being in a place they know and love, surrounded by cherished memories and possessions, can significantly contribute to their emotional well-being and overall happiness. Our caregivers are trained to provide compassionate and professional care in the home environment, allowing our service users to remain independent and connected to their communities.

At Care About You, we are committed to creating a nurturing and respectful care experience for each service user. Our person-centred approach ensures that their needs, desires, and aspirations are at the forefront of everything we do. By valuing their unique identity and promoting their independence, we strive to enhance their quality of life and empower them to live on their terms.

If you or a loved one seek care services that prioritise individuality, dignity, and a focus on familiar surroundings, we invite you to contact us at Care About You. Let us be your trusted partner in providing compassionate and personalised care that truly cares about you.

How do our person-centred care plans work

At Care About You, each care plan will be completed specifically for that service user and each service user will be treated based on their own needs and wishes.

Why avail of person-centred care?

There are numerous advantages to availing of person-centred care. Here are some key benefits:

  1. Person-centred care focuses on the unique needs and preferences of each individual.

  2. Person-centred care places a strong emphasis on treating individuals with dignity and respect.

  3. When care is personalised and revolves around the individual's goals and desires, it can significantly enhance their overall quality of life.

  4. Person-centred care promotes open and effective communication between the individual, family, and the care team.

  5. Person-centred care recognises the importance of emotional well-being alongside physical health.

  6. With person-centred care, there is a focus on building solid relationships between the individual and their care providers.

  7. Person-centred care empowers individuals to actively participate in their care decisions and take charge of their health and well-being.

  8. Research suggests that person-centred care can improve health outcomes and increase satisfaction among individuals receiving care.

What training do our person-centred care specialists have?

All staff have the required QQI qualifications defined by the HSE and undergo intensive theoretical and practical induction training. In addition they undergo further training on HSEland and are provided with additional training to understand better the specific needs of some of the individuals they support. As part of the induction process, new carers are supervised by the Care Manager/Supervisor or an experienced carer before working independently.

  • What is the catchment of our person-centred care services?
    At Care About You, we offer clients person-centred care services in Clare, Limerick, North Tipperary, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, Cork and Kerry.
  • Do you have the same caregiver for all person-centred care services?
    At Care About You, we aim to provide consistent support from one or two care support worker depending on your needs and call schedule. One of the management team will contact you if it is necessary to introduce a new support worker to cover illness or annual leave. The new support worker will be fully trained and shadowed by an existing support worker.
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