Keeping the Personal in your Care
Personal care is the everyday things we need to do to take care of ourselves and get ourselves ready for the day ahead. It can be daunting, and frustrating, if you or someone close to you is struggling with their personal care, and for many, it can feel embarrassing to ask for help.
Our Care staff understand that accepting intimate help can be difficult and uncomfortable for many people. As they assist with your personal care, they will do everything they can to put you at ease while respecting your dignity and independence.
Our teams can help with:
- Dressing and undressing
- Washing, bathing, showering, shaving, nail cutting and oral hygiene
- Toileting, including catheter or stoma bags
- Assisting with medication or eye drops
- Application of creams/ointments (not involving re-dressing of wounds)
- Fitting callipers or other surgical aids
- Using hoists or other mechanical aids
- Helping with any rehabilitation requirements.
Free training for family carers
As a family-run and person-centred company, we recognise the essential role that family members can play in the health and wellbeing of our clients, particularly regarding discomfort or embarrassment during personal care.
We are proud to offer our clients’ families and family carers the opportunity to attend any of our training and development course days, free of charge. This enables us to work in partnership with family carers to ensure we all provide the best possible care for our clients.
I really couldn’t be without them. It is lovely to have carers who really care.
I cannot speak highly enough of the carers who come to me, I would be lost without them. Thank you.
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
The carers are always cheerful and I always feel good when they have been to see me.
Wadhurst, E Sussex
I’d like to thank you very much for your excellent support and flexibility. It has been very much appreciated.
Bradford on Avon
Candlelight helped my father during the last weeks of his life and cannot be praised highly enough.
The help of the carers visits to me gives me the confidence to stay in my own flat.
Heathfield, E Sussex
I would like to express how delighted we are with the excellent services you have been consistently providing. Thank you.
We have had nothing but wholehearted support from your carers that we’ve worked with for Mum’s care.
The service I receive has always been very good and my life is made much easier by it.
Thank you all for the amazing care you took of my dad. I feel very blessed to have found such a good care company.
Mum is very pleased with the care she has. The family thank you for the care you give her each day.
I want to say how grateful I am for all the help you have given to make me feel better. You are wonderful.
I shall certainly recommend you to my friends. At a stressful time, your help has been very much appreciated.
I have nothing but praise for the service I receive.
Uckfield, E Sussex
It’s so nice to have the same girls regularly, I feel so comfortable with them.
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Your Client Care Plans are very comprehensive and provide us with lots of useful information. Thank you.
Yeovil District Hospital
You are not just carers, you are friends and friendship means so much.
I would like to say a big thank you for all your help. It gives my family a break from coming twice a day to see me.
Ringmer, E Sussex
We look forward to the four visits we receive each day. The carers are always cheerful and make us laugh.
My grateful thanks to the carers who have been so kind and helpful. I have happy memories of all our little chats!