Personal Care

We recognise the individuality of each, and every client and we will work with you and your family to develop a personalised Support Plan to achieve your desired outcomes. Among the many personal care services, we provide are:

  • Assistance with washing and dressing
  • Assistance with toileting and incontinence
  • Assistance with managing medication
  • Encouraging self-care, rehabilitation and independence
  • Responding to changing needs
  • Coordination with other key services and professionals

Illness, age or infirmity can make it difficult to carry out all of the personal care tasks that you once handled with ease. Not only can this be frustrating, but also embarrassing.

Our fully trained Care Workers are experienced in helping all kinds of people with their personal care, respecting your dignity at all times while aiming to help you to retain as much independence as possible. They are understanding and sympathetic, without being patronising.

They know that every customer is an individual, with unique personal needs, preferences and values, so they will not intrude into your personal life. All our support arrangements will be completely personalised to your own requirements, involving your family members if you wish, and we will only provide the services that you have specifically asked for in your care and support plan.

Whether you need lots of help every day or just small amounts of help from time-to-time, we can assist you with a wide variety of personal care tasks, including:

Assistance to start your day well
Help to get up, wash, shower or bathe, get dressed and have breakfast. That can also include help using the bathroom and toilet, cleaning your teeth, and shaving

Preparation for bed
Help with undressing and getting into bed.

Continence care
Including clinical waste service.

Help with grooming
Hair washing, drying, and combing, shaving, foot care, and personal hygiene management. Also help with choosing and looking after your clothes.

Managing your medication, recognising and discussing your health needs, and making appointments for you with healthcare professionals.

Food preparation
Support with making drinks, menu planning, food shopping, cooking and food preparation

Live-in Care

As you get older, we know how important it is for you to maintain your independence and to keep enjoying the things you have always done.

 A Light Healthcare Carer can offer an extra set of hands around the house, assist you with gardening or cooking, help you with personal tasks like bathing and dressing and drive you to appointments, social engagements and more. 

Light Health Care UK helps with and provides all home and personal care including treatment of disease, disorder and injury where needed. We cook meals, give companionship, run the home and shop for or with the client – all as required and agreed in the individual Care Plan. We could be at the client’s home all of the time, 24-hours a day, with a two hour break each day, 7-days a week to sit-in with the client or for respite.

Choosing how to handle the care of a loved one in their later years is a difficult decision; you want to do what’s best for your family. There is no right or wrong, every family situation is different. Our aim therefore, is to improve people’s lives by promoting independence and choice for all our service users. We provide a range of care, health and housing options. So whatever your needs are you can rest assured of our support to enable you achieve good quality life.

Companionship Care

Many people we support simply want company and conversation, whether they live alone and cannot see their family and friends as often as they would like, or if they are recently bereaved and are finding it hard to adjust. Loneliness can have serious effects on a person’s health and Home Instead Senior Care aims to prevent loneliness through companionship care.

At Light Health Care, we always stress the importance of companionship services and how these services of friendship can be crucial in improving the lives of elderly people living in their own homes. Companionship can bring entertainment, social interaction, and mental stimulation to elderly people, and help to keep feelings of loneliness and isolation at bay, which can be as damaging to elderly people as other physical problems.

If you have ever thought about becoming a carer for the elderly, then it is possible that you may not have thought about the companionship that you could also offer your clients. When thinking about caring, most people consider personal and home help services, such as help with washing and dressing and help with housekeeping, but not many people consider companionship as a specific caring service. This is important to consider if you have ever thought about a career in helping people, but never thought that elder care jobs are for you. Some people feel uncomfortable with conducting personal care services, and believe that they cannot get a care assistant job, however, you could find an incredibly satisfying career in an elder care companion job.

If you are a friendly, confident, chatty, and sincere person, then you could provide elderly people with hours of happiness by simply engaging with them as a companion. Due to your personable nature, building bonds of trust and friendship should come as no problem to you, and you will find that you will be able to speak to so many different people who have all led rich and varied lives, and you can help them continue to do so, just by being there for them.

How Does Companionship Fit into Elder Care Jobs

As people grow older, it can be all too easy for them to become lonely and isolated. As they lose their mobility through illness or general old age, they might not be able to go and about as they once did, and their friends or spouse might pass away, and they will find that they receive less and less social interaction. This can lead to extreme feelings of depression in elderly people that live alone, as they find themselves lonely and frustrated at not being able to live the life they always have done. A study by Age UK in 2014, sadly reported that over two fifths of all older people say their television is their main company. Most people take for granted the people they see every day, and how easy it is for them to pop out to see someone when they need company, but elderly people should not be forgotten in this respect just because they cannot do the same.

When you think about elderly people that have lonely or depressed feelings like this, then it shouldn’t be too hard to imagine what companionship services could do for them. Elder care companions simply take on the role of a friend, and do what comes naturally to any caring person. This could be anything from general conversation and a quick chat, to helping arrange appointments and travel arrangements, engaging in hobbies and shared interests, such as gardening, writing, or sewing, as well as helping to buy or rent their favourite books and films, recording family history, visiting family and friends, going out for dinner, or even taking them to concerts, plays, and sporting events. Interests and hobbies are part of what makes someone who they are, and companionship services can help to facilitate and sustain the happiness and independence of elderly people who might otherwise feel like they are losing this.

At Light Health Care, we believe that these companionship services are crucial, and can often help to slow the onset of immobility, or other diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia, because they always have that spark of friendship to look forward to, as well as the mental engagement and stimulation that comes along with it. Companionship services can be offered as a sole caring service, and should be considered as such for elderly people living alone, but at Light Health Care we ensure that companionship is also a natural part of the other care services that we offer.

A senior care job with Light Halth Care can certainly involve home help services, personal care, specialist Alzheimer’s and dementia care, palliative care, convalescent care, and much more, but with each of these areas, our carers aim to provide friendship and companionship in addition to the other tasks and duties they must carry out, regardless of what they are or who their client is. Everyone deserves to have this individual care and attention.

If you are interested in learning more about elder care agency jobs with Home Instead Swansea, then you can visit our CAREGiver page here, or if you want to find out more about our elder companionship services, than you can go to our services page here.

Light Health Care also currently have a number of elder care and senior care jobs available and are always on the lookout for potential care assistants to join the PT Care team. Please call us now to find out more and to enquire about a position.

Respite Care

We’ve designed our services to allow you to recharge, safe in the knowledge that your loved one is being looked after by one of our friendly carers. Respite for carers can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks away from the role. So, this short break will enable you to return to caring feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Caring for a loved one can be physically and mentally very demanding. It’s a role that requires 100 per cent commitment, and a lot of selflessness. No matter how committed you are to the needs of the person you’re caring for, you also need to make time for yourself.

Light Health Care enable carers to ensure their loved ones receive the help and support they need whilst they take a short break from their roles.

Respite Care in the Home – A Break for Carers
We’ve designed our services to allow you to recharge, safe in the knowledge that your loved one is being looked after by one of our friendly carers. Respite for carers can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks away from the role. So, this short break will enable you to return to caring feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Our respite services see warm and friendly temporary carers go into the homes of people affected by a range of conditions to provide short term care. In over 25 years as a provider of home care, we’ve delivered respite support for the carers of elderly people, Dementia respite care, and much more.

Allowing someone else to come into the home can be a tough decision. There are worries over disruption to existing routines, and lifestyle.

Our short term carers recognise the importance of planning any temporary care. They’ll communicate with you to ensure that your loved one’s medical and lifestyle requirements are met during your absence.

Emergency Respite Care
Support for carers isn’t just there for when you feel like you need a break. If you become ill, or you have to go into hospital, you can call on our emergency respite carers whilst you recuperate.

Through our emergency respite services, we enable you to rest assured that your loved one will continue to get the care they need in their own home.

We understand that emergency situations arise with no prior warning. There’s often very little time to plan for emergency respite care. We have a large pool of carers, who are enthusiastic about the people they look after and the roles they serve, across the UK.

This means you can always rely on us to arrange for a carer to provide short term care in the home quickly and efficiently.

How Can Our Respite Carers Help?
The carers we employ are positive about what they do.

They’re highly trained and can provide nursing-led support when needed – from helping people to manage their medication, to providing them with mobility support.

Although these care services are only designed for relatively short periods of time, our carers look to develop strong bonds with the people they look after. With a person-centred approach to in-home respite care, our carers are also there to provide company and friendship, as well as day to day help.

Many of them have looked after their customers on a consistent basis at various points in the year.

Light Health Care’s Support For Carers
For many, a period of respite is an ideal option before considering more permanent solutions. It allows you to get a closer look at the viability of live-in care for a loved one. You don’t have to make a long term commitment.

As with our live-in care services, our respite support is tailored to a range of conditions – including Alzheimer’s, MS (Multiple Sclerosis), strokes, acquired brain injuries, spinal injuries and more. We provide respite care for elderly people and young people alike.

To find out more about respite care for the elderly, and the other home care services we offer, contact our friendly team of short term care advisors today.

Dementia Care

Our highly experienced care managers and senior support workers will visit you in your home to plan a package of support around your needs now and in the future if your circumstances change.

There are 750,000 people with dementia in the UK. By 2021 there will be over 940,000 people living with dementia and this will soar to 1.7 million by 2050.

One in three people over 65 will die with dementia.

More than 60 per cent of all care home residents, aged over 65, have a form of dementia.

There are over 16,000 people under 65 with dementia in the UK.

These are not just statistics; they represent millions of families with loved ones who require special care, both at home and in nursing homes.

If you are struggling to care for a loved one with dementia it is important to remember you are not alone. Almost 2,000 families like yours have trusted Home Instead Senior Care to provide one-on-one home care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Training
Home Instead Caregivers complete a training programme designed by national and international renowned dementia and Alzheimer’s experts. This means our Caregivers are provided with the latest in Alzheimer’s education and home care techniques, so you can be assured your loved one is being cared for by a trusted professional.

Caregivers are trained to:

Maintain a safe environment
Manage changing behaviour
Provide nutritious meals
Provide mind-stimulating activities
Create social interaction
Supervise daily activities
Caregivers can also provide assistance with enhancing and restoring the simple pleasures of life, such as a walk in the park, a trip out the car or spending time in the garden. These care activities are proven to maximise abilities and independence.

The best place for a person with memory loss is in familiar surroundings. The services provided by Light Health Care are a valuable, trusted solution to help your loved one maintain a regular routine, enhancing his or her quality of life.



Our team comprises of nurses who are both reliable and trustworthy. Our highly experienced care managers, work with each and every client to establish and deliver individually tailored one-on-one care.

Here at Light Health Care our focus is on supporting clients with varying levels of need to continue living an independent life in their own homes.

Our team comprises of nurses who are both reliable and trustworthy. Our highly experienced care managers, work with each and every client to establish and deliver individually tailored one-on-one care.

Duties can range from as little as one hour to round the clock care. The care we provided may include support with:

Personal care – washing, dressing, mobility etc
Medication – reminders or administration
Urgent round the clock care
Returning home from hospital – regain your confidence after a hospital stay
Tasks around the home – cooking, laundry, cleaning, shopping etc
Companionship – a friendly face can make the world of difference
Respite care – does the main carer for a loved one need a break?
Whatever your need we can help to make it possible for you to live comfortably in your own home.

If you would like to discuss your needs or that of a loved one, please do get in touch.

Home Care

Home care is designed to support you with day-to-day personal and domestic tasks so that you can live as independently as possible in your own home.

Home care is designed to support you with day-to-day personal and domestic tasks so that you can live as independently as possible in your own home.
Home carers can help with eating and drinking, washing and bathing, dressing and undressing, going to bed and getting up, going to the toilet, and prompting you to take your medication. They can also help with domestic tasks, such as preparing meals, laundry, ironing and shopping.

You can also get help with social activities, such as going to the cinema, or have someone with you so that you can get out and about.
If you need significant regular help with personal care and practical tasks, Light Health Care may be able to arrange for a home carer to visit you.

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We pride ourselves on a reputation of offering an outstanding level of care to people  enabling them to lead independent lives.

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