Homecare

  1. When choosing a home care company, speak about your allergies, and ask about their policy. If you do not feel comfortable with a company, shop around.
  2. Book a home assessment, discuss your allergies.
  3. Ask if you will get regular carers, and if they go on holiday, ask about briefing the member of staff who will replace them.
  4. Ask if you have a dedicated care manager.
  5. Ask for your food allergies to go in your personalised care plan.
  6. Talk to your carer about your allergy, and cross contamination.
  7. Teach your carer about labels, especially if going shopping for you.
  8. Ask about the complaints procedure if you should require it. Is the manager accessible?

Care Quality Commission

https://www.cqc.org.uk/

The Live-in Care Hub

https://www.liveincarehub.co.uk/

United Kingdom Homecare Association

https://www.ukhca.co.uk/

The Care Advice Line

https://www.thecareadviceline.org/

Age UK

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/

Age NI

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland/

Age Wales

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru/

Age Scotland

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/

British Red Cross

https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-help/get-support-at-home

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