Our Day Care
We would like you to feel at home as you always did prior to requiring our help. Our aim is to support you to remain at home whilst maintaining your independence. We are conscious of how important it is for you to be able to make your own choices, and keep your lifestyle.
Our Metrolab Care team is available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are ready to step in whenever you need us, and provide you care, respecting your privacy, dignity, choices and rights.
Day Care Services in London
Our Day Care services include:
Includes support with a number of tasks to help keep your body clean and healthy such as bathing, showering, foot care, etc.
Bathing and Showering
Our carer will make sure that you enjoy a much-loved relaxing bath, with your chosen bath products or a simple energizing shower, whilst providing you with the physical support and comfort you need to get in and out of the bath or shower safely.
Dressing and Getting Ready
We understand that this task can become challenging as you get older, so we will do everything to make it as easy for you as possible. Our carer will help you to choose clothes, gently assist you with dressing and make you feel that you are ready to face the world.
Strip Wash and Bed Bath
Our carers will support your personal hygiene by washing you using a flannel and warm water in a bowl. Sometimes you might prefer to have it sitting on the edge of the bed, sometimes you might need more advanced assistance when 2 carers will wash all your body while you stay in bed in the lying position.
Your smile and your confidence are the biggest focus for us, so we will support your oral hygiene, to make sure that your teeth and gums are well looked after. We will make sure that your teeth-cleaning routine is maintained. Our carer will assist you with regular visits to the dental practice or organize dental visits at home.
Positioning in Bed, Transfers to the Recliner or Wheelchair
Sometimes your general health and mobility might be conditioned and it is important when you spend significant amounts of time in bed or in a chair that you feel comfortable. Our carers will provide you excellent support so that you are moved frequently and are encouraged to undertake some mobility stretching as much as you are capable of. This will prevent discomfort or even bed sores.
Foot Care/ Skin Care
We know how important it is to keep your feet going without limits, therefore we will ensure your nails and feet are healthy and happy! Our carers will monitor your skin, feet and your nails so they are well maintained. If you are diabetic and need more specialist care, we will ensure you have support of professional chiropodists.
Your skin care is also a very important part of our work. With the aging process skin becomes more demanding and frail, therefore, our carers will check if it is dry, with redness or marks, and will support you with applying creams, ointments, lotions, observing any changes and reporting it so that you can get the best treatment when needed.
Hair and Appearance
We know how important it is for your self-esteem to maintain your best appearance. Our carer will make sure your hair is clean and styled to your personal preference, arrange visits from a home hairdresser or organize a visit to the hairdressers as well.
For our female clients we also have other type of support such as make up and nail care ( polish nails). For male clients we will support you with shaving.
Assisting with Toileting
Our body doesn’t always cooperate as we would like it to, sometimes you may need more help with activities that you were previously independent with, which is why we train our carers to be delicate, sensitive and compassionate when assisting you with visiting the toilet.
If you need continence management ( continence pads, catheter, stoma bag), our carers will closely monitor the changing of these, whilst providing gentle encouragement and support, making sure that a proper routine is maintained to eliminate any possible infection and sores. If you need to use a commode or the bed pan, our supportive carer is on hand to assist you at any time of the day.
Extra Care and Support
Metrolab carers are always happy to provide other care and support in your own home, including help with domestic tasks, monitoring and management of medications, compassionate companionship and meal planning and cooking – all the routines you have can be maintained with the support of a home carer.