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Glossary

This home care glossary will help you to improve your understanding of home care services for the elderly and disabled. Click on the terms to see an article explaining the different possibilities and kind of services.
Their relationship (schedule, fees, feedback…) is fully administered by the Gleemcare website.

If you still have questions do not hesitate to contact us and we will be glad to assist you.

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24 hour care


Home is a word most people associate with family, warmth and a sense of security found nowhere else. It is no surprise, then, that many older adults and disabled individuals prefer to receive 24 hour care in…

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Home care


For those who require the assistance of a care-giver, there are several options available. In terms of service and cost, home care stands out among the field. When compared to the experience provided by specialised centres…

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Elderly care


Many individuals struggle with tough health decisions as they age. Some elderly adults find it difficult to complete basic household and hygiene tasks as they grow older. There are a number of excellent elderly care options…

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Disabled home care


Disabled home care is the assistance offered to a person with disabilities who may encounter difficulty performing daily tasks like using the bathroom, cleaning, preparing meals or taking medications…

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Home care agency


Increased life spans and medical advancements mean an elderly population that needs care, and many adults must face the reality of helping an aging parent. However, having been in charge of their own lives…

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Respite care


As they age, many individuals need extra assistance from medical providers or family members in order to complete daily tasks. Individuals who are truly fortunate receive specialised care…

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Care for the elderly


It has been said that today’s seniors crave their independence more than any previous generation. It was not long ago that the family norm consisted of families living in a single dwelling for the entirety of their lives…

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Care in home


The elderly and disabled often require additional care, especially if they are already incapacitated by disease. A specialised centre can certainly provide this level of care; however, the financial costs…

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Care Bristol


If you’re looking for care in the Bristol, consider Direct Homecare, a service that provides comprehensive, flexible home care packages to the elderly, mentally handicapped and disabled. So is home care…

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24 hour live-in care


When the health of a loved one starts to fail, families face difficult decisions regarding the constant care that needs to be provided for those with persistent medical concerns. Families looking for a health care provider…

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Care home


“Home care”, “care home” and “home health care” are phrases that are often used to mean any type of assistance given to a person in their own home. These phrases often come up when it comes to caring for elderly…

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Companion care


Most individuals who are elderly or disabled yearn for the option of maintaining their independence by remaining in their own homes. The alternative of moving in with a family member carries a burdensome connotation…

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Domiciliary care


Also called Personal Care, this service includes all the tasks of Domiciliary Help whilst adding…

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Domiciliary help


Also called General Care, this service consists in assisting service users in their daily activities…