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The Role of Family in Supporting Care Providers


The role of the family in supporting care providers is invaluable. As well as providing the individual with love, companionship, time, and everything else that families do so well, families can also play a role in helping to support the care providers.


One of the most important and valuable things families can do to support care providers is communication. This includes communicating what the person being cared for wants the care providers to know. It also means sharing information with the individual being cared for, such as who will be coming to assist them and why so that the visits are not as overwhelming for them.

Family members should also communicate helpful information to the care providers, such as what level of involvement different family members have, what preferences are for various aspects of care, and if they wish to be involved in certain parts of the care process. If family members want to be involved in aspects of a person’s care, they can adequately plan this out with the care provider to ensure all parties are happy.

Family members can also let care providers know what aspects of their loved one’s care they want to be communicated to them, which is helpful too.

Be There When Needed

Family members must show their support to their loved ones by being there and spending time with them. When care providers aren’t there, family play a vital role in providing love and companionship and help to stave off boredom and loneliness. It might seem simple but spending time with the individual whenever possible is invaluable.

If you are considering care options for your loved one, Care 1st Homecare are here to help every step of the way. We provide a wide range of home care services, from full-time live-in care to 30-minute home care visits, depending upon each individual’s needs.

We work hard to ensure our care packages fit in with each person’s needs and work with families to match carers who are the best fit for the role, including consideration for who will best match the lifestyle and the person’s personality. We work in close conjunction with individuals and families to ensure we meet all your all needs.

Our dedicated, highly trained, and experienced carers can help with everything from preparing meals for those who cannot do so themselves to caring for those who live with complex conditions such as Dementia and Parkinson’s. Our care options mean there is no need for your loved one to move into a nursing or residential home, instead, they’re able to remain at home surrounded by the things they love.

To find out more, visit the Care 1st website, which is packed with information or give our friendly team a call on 0117 968 4809, and we’ll be happy to discuss your needs and how we can help.

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