CARE IN YOUR OWN HOME If you are finding it difficult to manage at home you could consider using the services of a home care provider. Home care providers employ care assistants who can help you with bathing, washing and dressing. The staff who work for these agencies are trained in personal care and safety procedures, moving and handling, hygiene and infection control. If you require nursing care at home, many agencies employ registered nurses. A list of the care agencies registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who are located in Walsall can be found on the following pages.
Organising your own home care If you are thinking about arranging your own home care it is a good idea to ask any agencies you approach the following questions
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Are there different rates for weekends/evenings? Are there any extra charges i.e. for the carer's travelling expenses? What sort of services do you provide? If you provide me with a service, can I contact you out of office hours? If so, how? Are your carers trained? Are you registered with the Care Quality Commission? To check up-to-date information on the providers of homecare visit www.cqc.org.uk or scan the QR CODE with your Smartphone.