Here at Ashridge Home Care, we specialise in rehabilitation care and we take great satisfaction in watching our clients regain their confidence and mobility in front of our eyes.
We offer short-term help if you need to recover after an operation, and longer-term rehab care to manage and support your journey back to full health.
Through hard work and dedication, we do everything we can to help you gain greater independence.
A large proportion of the work we do centres around rehabilitation.
Our initial assessments are extremely thorough.
We take guidance from family members, medical experts, and other carers to ensure we provide you with the right level of care. We take time to develop a realistic plan with goals and desired outcomes. It’s often good to see a step-by-step long-term plan, but as it can feel like such a long journey, we take it one step at a time.
We believe that rehab care is all about state of mind, and we offer encouragement to our clients to have the determination and confidence to push through the difficult periods. Our carers are not only trained in the practical side of rehab, but they have the mindset and compassion to support their clients to achieve great things.
Initially, we may start on the little things to help you rebuild daily living skills – getting dressed, cooking, getting to the local shop. We manage hospital appointments, medication, and therapy sessions, so you can rest assured that everything is taken care of.
It’s so important that you have the time to relax and recuperate, as it can be so tiring to continuously strive to progress. It’s often in these times that we turn our attention to the housekeeping, the laundry, or anything else that’s needed to keep things running smoothly until you’re back on your feet.
If there are specialist aids or equipment that will aid your recovery, we can arrange for them to be installed so that you can recover at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home.
With sensitivity, we do what we can to make you smile again. After a setback, it can be so difficult to stay positive, but over time you will learn to enjoy the small things in life again.
We will do whatever we can to help you celebrate the milestones. Initially, the celebration might be small until you feel well enough to venture further afield, but further down the line, we can plan for.
As part of your rehabilitation we can partner with Horizon Rehabilitation Ltd. The professionally trained and qualified staff from Horizon will conduct a holistic assessment and create an individualised programme that works for you.
“I’d been (unsuccessfully) doing totally random jobs for 20 years, & not enjoying it. In 2013, when I started caring, I found my calling. I make a genuine difference to people’s lives. I show respect to people that have a lifetime of experience and have lived! I make someone’s life a better place, & that’s why I do what I do”.
Choosing live-in care is a huge decision and not something that you should take lightly.
Some of these conversations can be tricky and it’s our job to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible.
We are more than happy to visit you and your family at home to discuss your situation and consider the options available to you.