Home care for people with a sensory impairment

Our home care team is trained to deliver high-quality in-home support for people with a sensory impairment in the West Dorset area.

While most of our care services focus on people who are partially sighted or blind or those with a hearing impairment or deafness, we are happy to provide home care services for any type of sensory impairment.

Sensory impairments can arise from birth or develop later in life. Hearing or sight loss can make daily life challenging, but staying in your own home can be both empowering and reassuring. Our home care team is trained to provide support which is specific to the needs of people with sensory impairments, from looking out for trip hazards for those with sight problems, to helping overcome communication difficulties for people with a hearing impairment.

As well as providing help with practical day to day tasks, we understand the impact of a friendly smile, a kind word and taking the time to chat.

Support packages for people with a sensory impairment

At Casterbridge Home Care, we understand that everyone’s needs are different. We work closely with the people we support and their families to develop a personalised support plan which meets their specific needs. Our home care support packages for people with sensory impairments can be anything from a couple of hours a week, to 24/7 support.


What support do you offer people with a sensory impairment?

The type of home care we provide could vary considerably depending on the needs of the individual and on their abilities. Our caring and compassionate team are happy to get involved in any type of domiciliary care, from helping out with meal preparation, running errands and dealing with medication, right through to just popping in to offer a friendly “hello” and a familiar face.

Our home care services include

Companionship, a chat and a friendly smile

People with sensory impairments can also suffer from depression and anxiety. Reducing social isolation is incredibly important to us at Casterbridge Home Care. We understand the crucial role we have to play in offering companionship; someone to pop in and say hello, check to make sure all is well, play a game or have a cup of tea and lend a sympathetic ear when it is needed.


Help with washing, dressing and personal care

For many people with a sensory impairment, some daily self-care can be a challenge, especially if their senses are deteriorating rapidly. Whether you would like help with washing and personal care, or someone to simply help to pick out an outfit or iron your clothes, our home care team can lend a helping hand.

Cooking and serving meals

Our home care team can help by offering support with meal planning and preparation. We’ll work with the person we are caring for (and their family) to determine how much help is required, as well as identifying likes and dislikes. We will tailor the support to the needs of every individual, from helping with menu choices and assisting in the kitchen, through to ensuring that each individual maintains a healthy relationship with food.


Help with domestic and housekeeping tasks

Our home care team is more than happy to provide support with domestic and housekeeping tasks, from cleaning and washing dishes to changing beds and doing the laundry. We understand the vital importance of ensuring that furniture and personal effects are in exactly the correct place and will pay particular attention to moving trip hazards for those with blindness or partial sight.

We will aim to involve the people we support where appropriate, encouraging independence, building confidence and cultivating a sense of purpose around completing day-to-day tasks.

Running errands and shopping

Our Dorset based home care team offers support with running errands and visiting the shops, which can include help with meal planning and communicating with others. We are more than happy to involve people in whatever way makes them feel comfortable, from planning and writing shopping lists, accompanying them to the shops or assisting with online shopping.


Help with collecting and taking medication

Casterbridge home care team can support with managing and collecting repeat prescriptions, ensuring safe storage of medicines, timely and safe administering of medication and also observing any changes in behaviour, health or side effects.

Company and support for appointments and outings

For those with hearing and sight problems, regular appointments with hearing and sight specialists can prove vital in ensuring that hearing aids and glasses are working as they should. Our home care team can help with making these appointments, as well as supporting with other medical or dental appointments, and are happy to accompany the people we support when they attend.


Support to live a full life

Our aim is to support people with a sensory impairment to live a full and rewarding life. Our home care team is happy to support hobbies and opportunities to socialise. Our carers are chosen for their compassionate nature and take a holistic approach to care, offering physical, emotional and practical support at home.


Respite care for families

Sometimes, families and carers need a break. We can offer respite care for people with a sensory impairment, giving families an opportunity to take a break and recharge.

Home care you can trust

Our home care services for sensory impairment are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), offering all of our customers complete peace of mind. CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. Their job is to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, and high-quality care. Find out more about the role of CQC here.


Find out more about our home care services for people with a sensory impairment

If you would like more details about our home care services for people with a sensory impairment in the Dorset area, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have.