Finding the right expertise and support
At Plan with Care, we work alongside the family and friends of older people to support them in a tailored and creative way. With our help, their wellbeing is improved in addition to their care needs being met.
We are a quality of life company and wellbeing is at the heart of what we do.
Whether you’re looking for support because you’re in crisis, or you feel that your family member is not living as well as they could, we can help. We’ll ensure they have the right care, either in a care home or at home. Then we’ll look at ways we can enhance their wellbeing and, where possible, we’ll exceed what you thought possible.
We are here to do as little or as much as families and individuals want us to. You can take our plan and recommendations and put it into action yourself. However, if you want us to provide support we will find the right people to make it happen.
We can provide additional services, such as professional one to one Wellbeing Companions who are carefully chosen to match the individual's personality and interests.
Providing support for families
Each family we work with has a dedicated Care and Wellbeing Consultant who spends time getting to know them in detail.
Your Care and Wellbeing Consultant
Your Consultant will assess your family member and is your main point of contact throughout. They put together a plan that provides the best possible care and wellbeing, and then leads the team of people who deliver it.
Care home or care at home?
We support people who live in care homes, as well as people who remain at home.
If someone lives in a care home we work closely with the home to work toward the plan’s recommendations. We can provide additional services and, most importantly, the reassurance that their quality of life is as good as it can be.
Our Wellbeing support is designed for the long-term. We look at what care needs are now, what they are likely to be in three years, ten years and beyond. This way, crises are avoided because changes in needs are planned for.
Your dedicated Care and Wellbeing Consultant is your main point of contact and they call every month, and visit every 6 months.
Good financial forecasting is intrinsic to ensuring sustainable best quality care, and is a key part of our planning. We can offer integrated financial planning from one of our trusted partners – or, if you already have a financial plan, you can simply let us know your circumstances.
Would you like to know more?
Get in touch for a free initial consultation so you can find out how we could support your family member.
Our creative approach to support
Here at Plan with Care, we look at all aspects of later life and provide a creative and holistic approach that leads to a personalised and tailored care and wellbeing plan for as long as is needed.
We sit down with you and your family member and really get to know what makes them tick… or what made them tick in their younger days. That could be a passion for wildlife, running their own sewing shop, a love of jazz music or their five adored grandchildren.
That little bit extra makes all the difference
We have the creativity and expertise to include people’s passions in their daily lives by teaming up with creative care specialists. They may also benefit from having a Wellbeing Companion.
We make sure your family member’s gets support from appropriate services. This could include nutritionists and aphasia (swallowing) specialists, mobility solutions for the home, or dementia specialist poets and musicians.
Real life examples
It’s always good to see some examples – real people (and families) benefiting from creative and individual-centred support.
Read our case studies and find out more about our Wellbeing Companions (who work directly with people on activities like gardening, musical experiences and animal therapy). There is also more about how we organise additional services and mobility solutions, move individuals from poor quality care, and support families with end-of-life care.
Our approach is based around three Es – ensure, enhance, exceed. We ensure that basic needs are met, and then are always working to enhance day to day wellbeing, and exceed everyone’s expectations of the quality of life your relative can experience.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"I was desperate about my mother who had just been moved to a new care home and was extremely unsettled and unhappy and complaining about everything. I can only say that they provided the most incredible support: a strong shoulder to lean on; sympathy and empathy; practical and sound advice; a thorough knowledge and experience of the whole care home world as well as other forms of care; efficient and clear working processes; good value fees. We could not have got through the last nine months without Plan with Care and they have now set us up so that our mother is in a manageable situation as well as being a happier person.
I have already recommended Plan with Care to several friends and would continue to do so. I would also be very happy to answer any further questions about them."
Vicky Jardine Paterson, Daughter