Finding care and support doesn't have to be a daunting experience. Once you know about the types of support available, finding care and support through Tribe to suit your individual needs will become much clearer.
Here are some examples of the common types of care and support that are available through Tribe. After using Tribe, you'll find services, support groups and support providers that will be able to offer much more.
Home care is all about trust. It is about feeling comfortable with a home care provider coming into your own private space and, possibly, assisting you with the most intimate care.
Live-in care means having a fully trained carer living with you in your own home. Your live-in carer will support you with your specific needs to keep you comfortable and independent at home.
Overnight care is when a carer stays in your home overnight to attend to your normal activities of daily living. Care needs don't stop at the end of the working day and fortunately for many who need help, neither does caregiving.
As populations age, caring for people with dementia has become more common. Elderly caregiving may consist of formal care and informal care. Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging and stressful. But with the right support, it can be rewarding and often satisfying.
As the person moves through the stages of Alzheimer's, they will need more care. Symptoms, such as memory loss and confusion, will get worse over time. Because of this, you will need more help. You may feel that asking for help shows weakness or a lack of caring, but the opposite is true. Asking for help shows your strength. It means you know your limits and when to seek support.
Respite care provides temporary relief for a primary caregiver, enabling you to take a much-needed break from the demands of caregiving a sick, aging, or disabled family member.
Parkinson's disease is a condition that affects the brain. It causes problems like shaking and stiffness that get worse over time.
Convalescent Care is a term used to describe the short-term support provided by skilled professionals to individuals who are recovering from an illness, operation or injury. This type of care is goal-orientated with the end goal always being for the individual to regain their independence as well as enough strength to cope without support.
Multiple sclerosis is a lifelong condition that affects the brain and nerves. Living with advanced MS is very complicated for everyone involved, including carers and family. It's essential that everyone involved has the support they need and should take care of physical symptoms, psychological difficulties, as well as delivering financial and practical help.
If a loved one has suffered a spinal injury, care goes much further than just their physical needs. The mental and emotional effects of a serious injury can be severe and last for a long time. Depending on how recent the injury, caring for someone who's sustained a spinal injury will often involve regaining or maintaining their independence - making personal care an important factor when looking for a care professional.
Weight-loss surgery encompasses a group of operations that help you lose weight by making changes to your digestive system. It is also known as bariatric surgery ("bariatric" means "related to treatment for heavy weight").
Palliative care is an interdisciplinary medical caregiving approach aimed at optimizing quality of life and mitigating suffering among people with serious, complex illnesses.
Physical disabilities limit a person's movement, stamina, or overall functioning. A disability can be temporary, long-term, or permanent. In addition to any specific care requirements, helping them to maintain an independent and active lifestyle should be a major consideration when seeking care.
A learning disability is different for everyone. Whether it's minimal learning disabilities or severe and profound disabilities, with Tribe, you can find a support provider to help manage the level of care required.
Proper wound care prevents infection and other complications, and also helps speed up the healing process with less scarring. The assessment and maintenance of skin integrity should be fundamental to the provision of care.
Serious injuries are catastrophic injuries that have a profound and often long-lasting impact on a person and their family, and the care they receive.
A Tribe carer or support provider can offer support to both adults and children who are autistic.
PEG allows nutrition, fluids and/or medications to be put directly into the stomach, bypassing the mouth and esophagus. Using Tribe, you can hire a care support provider to help with this specific expertise.
Our network of Tribe care support providers receive relative training and expertise in the use of hoists and manual handling for those seeking care and support that involves the use of a hoist.
Tribe's network of expertly trained care and support providers are helping people with incontinence to live fulfilled and independent lives. Whether you require assistance with catheter, bowel or stoma care, Tribe care support providers can support you or your loved one.
Physiotherapy can deliver cost-effective change to more integrated, coordinated and effective community services, focussed on prevention, early intervention and rehabilitation, which enable people to live well for longer with reduced need for care and support.
You can gain financial support to help with your care requirements through many different services that includes Carer's Allowance, Carer's Credit, Carer Premium, Pension Credit, Local Welfare Assistance, Local Direct Payments. There are many groups and services setup on the Tribe network to help with your needs.
It can be really worrying when someone you care about about is going through a difficult time. When you're living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, access to the right information is vital. Tribe has many services and groups setup to provide advice to help you support other people, and to look after your own wellbeing too.
Looking after your home can be expensive and exhausting. But it's really important for your safety and wellbeing to stay on top of things so you can continue to live independently.
Providing essential health service support, ranging from medical pick-up and drop-off, adminstration, help and advice, personal fitness and physiotherapy.
Helping you to get to your next GP appointment or have a day out, you can find support groups and providers for transport on trains, planes, cars, taxis and minicabs, buses and coaches.
Assisted living services and support groups can help if you do not want to live in residential care but you're finding it difficult to cope at home. Tribe also offers technology and Internet of Things (IoT) smart devices that can help around the home to promote independent living whilst maintaining the highest level of care and support.
Advocacy involves promoting the interests or cause of someone or a group of people. An advocate is a person who argues for, recommends, or supports a cause or policy. Advocacy is also about helping people find their voice.
When you are diagnosed with cancer, you may experience shock, anger, or disbelief. You may feel intense sadness, fear, and a sense of loss. Even the most supportive family members and friends cannot understand exactly how it feels unless they have received a cancer diagnosis themselves. This may cause you to feel lonely, misunderstood, or isolated.
Many people diagnosed with cancer find it helpful to be part of a cancer support group. This is a place where you can talk about and work through the feelings and challenges you experience with other people who have gone through similar experiences.
The voluntary and charity sector plays an important role in providing services in our communities.
Grief can be overwhelming - you don't have to deal with it alone.