Four Key Elements to Health and Wellbeing
In order to achieve a holistic approach to care and support, we have identified four key elements of a person’s daily life that we believe impacts on their sense of health and well-being.
These are: My Life; My Home; My Community and My Care.
Our approach has been developed on the basis that if one of these elements is incomplete, absent or has changed, this can very quickly lead to a decreasing sense of independence, wellbeing, happiness, and security.
- Setting up / Securing / Managing / Closing social media accounts and on-line presence
- Storage and retrieval of photographs
- Pension collection / Paying bills / Budgeting
- Reporting issues to landlords
- Setting up and changing utility suppliers / Meter reading
- Assistance to attend meetings/ appointments
- Dealing with complaints
- Calendar management – Commitments, Birthdays, special events.
- Support with assisted technology
- Health care / Alternative health appointments
- Escort / support
- Attending religious and cultural events
- Assisting with formal arrangements following death of a loved one
- Attending a funeral
- Visiting grave/crematory – General maintenance
- Shopping services for food, gifts, cards, clothes, personal items
- Food and shop rotation
- Menu planning and meal preparation
- Assisted shopping
- Cleaning activities
- Laundry service , Ironing service
- Assistance batch cook and baking
- Freezing and dating homemade foods
- Preparing food for groups of visitors
- Light garden duties
- Trips to garden centres
- Assisted support to maintain own garden
- General maintenance
- Trips to DIY shops
- Looking after pets
- Support to attend social events and Plus 1 arrangements
- Maintaining existing friendships
- Social outings
- Holiday support
- Sitting service
- Assessing Health and Wellbeing services
- Gym visits
- Support to volunteer
- All aspects of personal care, physical assistance to help wash, (shower or bath) dress, toilet, oral care, care of skin and hair.
- Safely manage and administer medication
- Care when a User Member is ill or develops illness (This can include palliative care as part of a team of professionals giving this service, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team under the guidance of the Doctor or Nurse team)
- Meal and snacks preparation. Recording daily fluid and food intake and output as required – this provides useful feedback for professional staff involved if there are any issues or concerns.