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1:1 Support - Home Instead

Assistance with personal care and social activities in your own home. They can provide flexible support for the person you care for from a couple of hours a week up to 24 hours a day. This can be for a one off service or for longer term ongoing care.

They can support the person you care for in a number of ways including:

Companionship Services (Sitter Services)

  • Offer companionship and conversation
  • Arrange and escort to appointments
  • Help with travel arrangements
  • Assist with clothing selection
  • Assist with entertaining
  • Participate in hobbies and crafts
  • Monitor diet and eating
  • Buy magazines, papers and books and help with reading
  • Rent and play films
  • Plan visits, outings and trips
  • Visit neighbours and friends
  • Accompany to lunch or dinner
  • Attend plays or concerts
  • Attend club meetings and sporting events
  • Record family history
  • Discuss current/historical events
  • Reminisce about the past

Home Help Services

  • Collect prescriptions
  • Provide light housekeeping, dusting and vacuuming, washing and ironing, make beds and change bed linen, organise wardrobes and cupboards, take out rubbish
  • Meal preparation and tidy away, check food expiry dates
  • Supervise home maintenance
  • Oversee home deliveries
  • Care for houseplants
  • Assist with pet care
  • Prepare shopping lists
  • Help with general shopping
  • Drop off and collect dry cleaning

Personal Care Services

  • Help with bathing
  • Assist with dressing
  • Provide grooming
  • Help with incontinence care
  • Assist with eating
  • Provide medication reminders
  • Assist with morning/wake up
  • Assist with evening/tuck in
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All information on this site is provided to the best of our knowledge but please call the organisation involved for more details.

VOCAL Carers Centre, 8-13 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW. Tel 0131 622 6666 Email centre@vocal.org.uk.  Scottish Charity: SC020755 Company registration: SC183050. Accessibility | Copyright & image credits | Privacy statement | Complaints policy | Disclaimer | Site map