Care Services

Ladies in Waiting strive to be dependable and reliable.

We provide as little or as much care as a client needs, in order to continue living their life as independently and individually as possible. We help maintain freedom, dignity and privacy in a sensitive and professional manner.

Our clients’ needs are constantly changing, therefore we strive to provide a flexible service, tailored to each individual in a way that compliments and benefits their day-to-day requirements.

How Much Care?

We offer our care services from as little as 1 hour a week to 24 hours a day.

We can deliver care on a short- or long-term basis, and for post-operative care or convalescence.

We strive to maintain continuity in relation to the care worker and the client, therefore building up a relationship of reliability, trust and often friendship.

The care staff at Ladies in Waiting are mostly women (due to demand, rather than design). All act as care workers rather than nurses; we do not deliver nursing care. All have varied experience in care, ranging from Nursing qualifications and NVQ training to general experience in the care sector.

Personal Care

We can provide assistance with bathing, washing, dressing, taking medications, getting up or going to bed. This can be as little or as often as you like, from 1 to 24 hours a day. We do not deliver nursing care.

Companionship

We provide companionship, just to chat, to go out, or to share interest and hobbies. This can be as little or as often as you like, from 1 to 24 hours.

Domestic Assistance

We provide assistance around the home: laundry, meal preparation & cooking, washing up, tidying up, vacuuming, and the collection of prescriptions, pensions etc.

Shopping

Carers are available to either go shopping on your behalf, or, if you prefer, you can go together.

Trips Out

You may have an important appointment, a hospital visit, a wedding to attend, or just wish to go out for a drive. We can provide a driver, companionship and the support you need during trips out.

Day and Evening Sitters

We can provide company for you, during the day or evening.

24-hour Care/Companionship

24-hour care is available (depending on your requirements and staff availability at the time of enquiry). Care is normally divided into 2 day shifts and a night sleeper. Carers can be with you constantly, or unobtrusively.

On-Call Service

If you do not require regular visits, you may benefit from a phone call (at a time suitable to you) to check you are okay, and to see if you require anything. If you can't get there yourself, we can check on a parent for you.

Hospital After-care

We can assist you with your chores, after a stay in hospital.