Why Our Visiting Care Calls Are a Minimum of One Hour

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At Unique Senior Care, we are steadfast in our commitment to delivering the very best in personalised care. One way we ensure this is by making sure every visiting care call is a minimum of one hour. We often get asked why we don’t provide shorter calls. The reason is simple: our approach allows us to deliver non-rushed, personalised care that truly meets the needs of each individual. This leads to better health and wellbeing outcomes and improved quality of life for our clients.


Importance of Non-Rushed Care

Over the many years we’ve spent supporting clients to live well at home, we have seen how crucial non-rushed care is for delivering a high-quality service. Short visits can result in hurried care; tasks may be completed quickly but without the personal touch and thoroughness that our clients deserve. We have seen time and time again how longer visits enable our Caregivers to perform their duties attentively and comprehensively. This precious time allows us to meet all the client’s needs and form bonds, without the pressure of time constraints.


Building Strong Connections

Building strong, trusting relationships between clients and Caregivers is essential for effective care. Longer visits allow our Caregivers to have meaningful conversations, understand clients’ preferences, and provide vital companionship. With loneliness linked to an 18% risk of developing depression among older adults aged 50 and above, these connections are vital for enhancing the overall quality of life for our clients. According to Age UK, older adults benefit significantly from these relationships, which help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.


Personalised Care

Each client is unique, and their personalised care plan should reflect that. Our one-hour minimum visits enable Care Managers to tailor care plans specifically to each individual. This flexibility ensures that we can adapt to changing needs and provide the highest level of personalised support. Personalised care is particularly important for clients with complex conditions, such as dementia, where understanding the nuances of the individual’s needs can make a significant difference in their daily lives.


Comprehensive Support

Longer visits allow our Caregivers to provide comprehensive support alongside companionship. This includes assistance with daily activities, such as medication management, cooking, social visits and mobility support. This holistic approach addresses all aspects of clients’ wellbeing, promoting better health and social outcomes. Research shows that comprehensive care at home can significantly improve the quality of life for older adults while also reducing the risk of hospital admissions.


Peace of Mind for Families

With longer visits leading to more effective outcomes for clients, families can rest assured knowing that their loved ones are receiving attentive, high-quality care. Having more time allows Caregivers to monitor clients closely. They can identify any changes in their health and wellbeing, ensuring timely interventions and ongoing safety. This peace of mind is so important for families, especially those who cannot be present as often as they would like due to other commitments.


Supporting Wellbeing

Mental and emotional wellbeing is just as important as physical health. During our one-hour visits, Caregivers can support clients to enjoy their favourite activities. This provides mental stimulation and contributes to a more fulfilling and enriched life. Studies by Age UK found that regular engagement in activities like painting, pottery, woodwork, and crafts helped reduce loneliness and improve wellbeing in older people.


Our one-hour minimum visits are designed to ensure that every client receives the highest quality of care. This approach enables us to build strong, trusting relationships, offer personalised support, and provide skilled assistance that enhances overall wellbeing. Families feel confident knowing we care for and support their loved ones in every aspect of their lives.

If you would like to hear more about the benefits of longer care visits or have any questions about the care you need, please get in touch. Our friendly team is on hand to make sure you or your loved one gets the right care.


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