As a relief or interim carer when carers or family are away, or as short term care for whatever reason. Perhaps you’ve been ill, or had surgery and would like someone there until you’re fully fit again.
Sleepover for a few nights.
Here are some examples of how I can help you or in your day to day life – but it’s all in your hands.
Spend a couple of hours in the evening with you – the evenings can often seem very long
Help with meals, dressing or showers
See to your bills and correspondence
Arrange and drive you to appointments
Accompany you to church
Attend clubs, meetings and sporting events. Book and attend plays or concerts. Visit the Open Gardens or other sites of interest. Help with travel arrangements
Do your shopping with you, or for you. Go to the library together – or I could get books for you
Accompany you to meals out or a cream tea, or bring your friends to you for tea
Drive you to family for Sunday lunch or celebrations. Plan visits, outings and trips
Arrange and help with emails or Skype if family and friends are not nearby
Offer companionship and conversation
Get involved in hobbies and crafts. Go for walks
Research and record family history – invaluable information for the children and grandchildren, who are often unaware of their deeper roots.
Attend an interesting talk at the Discovery Centre, or go to the cinema or theatre
Get cards posted out on time for friends and family members birthdays and special occasions, and arrange gifts.
Sometimes you might just want some companionship and conversation in your own home, to enjoy a cup of tea, have a game of cards or scrabble or potter around the garden.