Award-winning live-in care
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EXCEPTIONAL CARE IN
YOUR OWN HOME
Based in the South East of England covering nationwide.
Specialist live-in care provider
Welcome to Ranger Home Care, an owner led and managed live in care company, based in the South East of England. We are winners of ‘Home Care, Provider of the Year 2021’ and ‘End of Life Specialist 2020’.
We work with you to keep you or your loved one at home. Looking at their own garden, surrounded by their memories, with the freedom to have visitors, to live life as they always have and how they choose.
We offer a fast response time and a first class care journey experience. All fully supported and managed by us and our Ranger Home Care family.
It’s the little things that matter
We call it a ‘meet and greet’. You need to meet us face to face and we want to meet you or your loved one. We will visit you, either in your home, hospital or care home. We do this within 24 hours of calling us, to ensure that you have the support from us, from the very beginning of your care journey.
Beginning the care journey maybe daunting and can be a minefield for funding, and how this all works. Our experience, knowledge and passion, means we can hold your hand through the process. Complex care is one of our specialities, so don’t let any situation, put you off calling us. We are always happy to help.
Honest & Reliable
Two words that will be the cornerstone of our relationship. We will always be honest with you and we are reliable. We provide care 52 weeks of the year 7 days a week. Our emergency on call is 24 hours a day. You will never be alone or left without care. We work as part of your family to ensure that you continue to lead a full and contented life in your own home.
Live-in home care Services
Ranger Home Care provide continuous live-in care service, for all vulnerable adults.
We have experience of working with:
Elderly: live-in home care service
As we get older, daily tasks may become more challenging, getting dressed in the morning, showering yourself, putting on the washing machine and cooking. Over time a little help to complete daily tasks or have them done for you will make being at home safer, easier and more enjoyable.
Ranger Home Care can provide a live-in carer to focus just on your needs. You will have your own live in carer. They will be focused purely on your needs and making sure you will life your way.
Dementia: live-in home care service
You or a loved one could be reaching a stage of life where a helping hand or two at home may mean life will not feel so overwhelming. Where shutting the door at night, knowing you have someone there, becomes appealing and reassuring. This could mean it is time to consider, our live-in care service.
Alzheimer’s or a dementia diagnosis does not mean you need to pack up and move into a care home. Many dementia clients prefer the sanctuary and familiarity of their own home. Ranger Home Care are able to provide a live-in carer to work with you to ensure your safety that you eat well, have help with personal care and all those other jobs that sometimes feel a little overwhelming.
If you feel that Ranger Home Care could help you to feel more reassured, safe and help you around your home, please give us a call, and we will help you feel safe, secure, and comfortable in your home again.
Palliative: live-in home care service
2021 Award Winners of Palliative and End of life care
Sadly, we all reach the stage where our bodies no longer “playing ball” Deborah James 2022, challenging decisions and tricky questions must be asked. Plans must be made to decide where you or your loved one would like to be.
For some, this is home.
Ranger Home Care would be honoured to share any part of your care journey but when the palliative care is required. We work as part of the multi-disciplinary team to make sure you are comfortable and surrounded by what is important to you. It is a tremendous honour for us.
Respite: live-in home care service
Do you need a break? Are you caring for your loved one? Have you had an injury and need short term care?
Respite care enables you to utilise our award winning live in care service for a minimum of 1 week.
Complex live-in home care service
Ranger Home Care are registered with Continuing Health Care (CCG’s) and often work with Adult Services.
As a nurse led agency, Natalie Ranger (RGN), we can complete in house training for complex care such as Bi-PAP, C-Pap, Stoma, Catheter care and hoisting. Our in-house training facility means are live-in carers and support team are fully trained to manage complex care. We offer an alternative to a Nursing Home.
Physical disabilities: live-in care for people with physical disabilities
Please search for Ross’s and Nicola’s story.
Both of these clients have kindly shared their stories with Ranger Home Care. Detailing how live-in care has enabled them to live independently away from their family. Offering them the opportunity to live busy, active and independent lives with the support of a live-in carer. Nicola and Ross show how a physical disability is not a restriction to living independently, a live-in carer can make sure you live life your way.
Steven is a successful car dealer and entrepreneur and developed dementia in his 60’s. This had a profound effect on his busy hectic life.
Living with cerebral palsy, Ross wanted to regain his independence without being limited by his physical constraints. Live-in care enabled him to do this.
Switching from a care home, to living in her own home with a carer enabled Nicola to have more control over her own care plan and has given her a new lease of life.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does 24/7 live in care work?
24hr home care means that a carer will be available 24/7 for the needs of you or your loved one. They will live in your home with you and assist you with your daily activities such as meal preparation, household chores, and bathing. They can provide companionship and help you take your medication.
What are Carers not allowed to do?
Carers are not allowed to do any task that would require the qualifications of a district nurse. They are also not required to help with any home improvement or DIY projects.
How long does Home Care last?
Live in care, or daily help will depend on your personal needs. Some people may only require a few weeks' assistance, while others may need it for life.
What is the difference between Home Care and Home Health Care?
Home Care provides you or your loved one with non-clinical help. In contrast, Home Health Care provides you with professional medical assistance in your home.
When do I need Home Care?
When you cannot perform daily tasks without assistance, live-in care will provide you with the physical and emotional help you need while preserving your dignity and personal comfort. We are a nationwide care agency that can support you in the safety of your own home.
Who benefits from live-in care?
Anyone who desires to function independently at home but requires help will benefit from domiciliary care.
Does my live-in carer work 24 hours a day?
No. No-one can work 24 hours a day. If you require 24 hour care we would provide 2 live in carers. To cover your day and night needs. Live in carers are contracted to work between 8 -10 hours a day on an average daily agreement. They must have at least 2 hours break per day when they can leave the home and of course cups of tea with you during the day.
Does the carer live in my home?
Yes. Your live in carer lives with you and shares your home. They need their own room, bed, bed linen, Wi-Fi, chest of drawers and access to a clean bathroom. A cupboard in the kitchen for their personal food items also helps.
Will a live in carer cook for me?
Work with your live-in carer, devise a meal plan for the week for them to cook. Discuss recipes and how you like food cooked. The more input you can give the more your meals will taste the way you like them. Healthy, nutritious, fresh meals are important for your overall well being and our live in carers understand the importance of this.
Does my live-in carer have to be with me all the time?
No. Your live in carer is there for you when you need them. They can also disappear into the background when you don’t want them. We can detail this in a care plan. But also establishing effective communication and boundaries from the beginning means that you can manage your care package your way. Our live-in carers will not be offended if you ask for some space. Remember they have housework to do but also extra time off is always appreciated. If you are worried about this at all, don’t forget you have a dedicated Care Co-ordinator who will make sure your care journey is working your way.
What is a care plan?
Ranger Home Care work on an electronic system called PASS. We store all personal details, such as care plans and MAR records in the cloud. Live-in carers use their mobile phones to access this information and ensure they are delivering your care journey correctly. Your care plan will evolve with your care journey, changes can be made all the time. Your Care Co-ordinator and live in carer will make sure this is fluid and always reflects the care you want.
What checks do you do on your live in carers?
Ranger Home Care handpick all our live in carers. All live in carers complete the Skills for Care accredited Care Certificate, mandatory courses, are fully trained, in house for moving and handling, and more complex care such as BiPap, Stoma etc. We also make sure that live in carers have: - The right to work in the UK - An excellent level of spoken and written English - Passed the enhanced Basic Disclosure checks by the Criminal Records Bureau
Will live in carers do the shopping, ironing, and housework?
Depending on the complexity of your care depends on how much time a live in carer has to complete housework and ironing. We do not supply live in carers to do a ‘deep clean’. We do ask them to keep the communally used areas clean and hygienic. They will do the ironing for their client only. All carers will do the shopping and if there are no shops nearby, online ordering is very convenient.
What happens when my carer goes on holiday?
Your contract with Ranger Home Care is for us to provide you with care 52 weeks of the year. So don’t panic, we will give you notice of when your live-in carer has booked a holiday. It is then our responsibility to provide you with another live in carer.
What happens if I don't like my carer?
As much as we work with you to get a good match, it doesn’t always work out. That’s why you use an agency. We share your care journey and will take on board your comments and manage the situation so that you are happy and content with our live in care service.
Will I ever have to leave my home?
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Nothing compares to being at home
Speak directly to us
We are family-run care provider, not a franchise. You get to speak to us and our handpicked team.
We deliver an award-winning service with a personal, fast and honest response.
An initial assessment is completed within 24 hours.
Registered with CCG’s and a track record of working with Adult Services nationwide.
We work as part of the multi-disciplinary team so you never have to leave your home.
Your dedicated Care Co-ordinator carries out regular spot checks – we share your journey and work with you so you never have to leave your home.