Dorset

Able Community Care began in 1980, providing Live-in Care Services as a true alternative for people who did not wish to be cared for in a residential care setting. Although the first clients of Able Community Care lived in East Anglia, the service was soon picked up by individuals and families in other areas of the UK.

The first client of Able Community Care in Dorset was in the 1980’s. Edith, an older lady, who had spent some time in her local hospital and wanted to return and remain living in her own home in Sherborne. Edith was frail, anxious and had no close family nearby. Our support enabled her to achieve her wish.

Other clients then followed in Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding towns and villages.

Live-in Care Services provide comprehensive support for people who are unable to carry out much of the domestic work they used to do, the laundry, shopping, food preparation, cleaning the house and other related tasks.

Live-in Care Services offer support with personal care and provide companionship plus the security of knowing that another person is in the house with you.

Having Live-in Care means that you continue to have choices about how you live. Choices in the simple things that we all take for granted that hourly or ‘pop-in’ care will not provide. For example, what time you get up, require support with personal hygiene, like your mid-morning coffee, your lunch, opportunities to go out, to shop with support, or just have someone make a cake and a pot of tea when friends come to visit.

Able Community Care personally interviews all Live-in Carer applicants who must have at least one year’s provable care experience before their application is processed. Prior to interview we write for references and upon receipt, telephone verify each one. Interviews are carried out by our Recruitment Manager who has been with the company more than ten years or her colleague who has spent many years in the care sector.

Dorset has a high percentage of older people who require support because of dementia and we have carers who are experienced in providing dementia care. In addition, we care for people who require support because of a range of health or disability problems including Parkinson’s Disease, MS, Spinal Injury, Brain Injury, after stroke care or need support because of a terminal illness.

In addition to our long-term care schemes we also provide Planned Respite Care for families who are caring themselves but need a break, Home from Hospital care based on convalescent care and our latest care support Holiday Companion Care for people who want to holiday but need care support to do so.

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