Quality Care In Your Own Home
Cadog Homecare Ltd is a professional Domiciliary Homecare company based in both, Llandeilo and Swansea. We provide quality & reliable care in your own home. We are fully regulated by the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) and we are a strong advocate of promoting the importance of raising the standards of care within our community and society.
Our History of
An Excellent Standard of Care
From the first day we began Cadog Homecare Ltd in 2012 we have always focused on our customers, they are at the heart of everything we do. Delivering an exceptional standard of home care and a highly personalised service.
Our professionally trained carers work in the following areas in Wales:
- Cross Hands
- Neath Port Talbot
Cadog Homecare Ltd
Our Key Objectives
We are guided by key principles which drive all aspects of our business, from the way we care and support our clients with kindness and respect, to the way we manage and motivate our care staff and way we run our business with professionalism and honesty.
Whether you have a family member who is beginning to struggle with daily chores or you require specialist home care to help to cope with a disability or ongoing illness, Cadog Homecare Ltd will take the time to really understand you and your needs and then assist you with the utmost integrity and professionalism.
We aim to:
- To improve the quality of life for all the people we support.
- To provide knowledgeable, qualified staff who promote privacy, independence and safety.
- To support health and emotional wellbeing.
- To support the individual’s right to dignity and respect.
Care for All
With one-to-one personal attention, from 60 minutes a week and up to several visits a day or overnight support, our care plans are completely built around you. You can even opt for a round-the-clock carer living with you at home.
At Cadog Homecare Ltd we provide care for:
- People Aged 65 years and over.
- Adults 18+ with: Learning disabilities, mental health problems, sensory loss/impairment.
Ms Quelch reveals what a typical working day is like as a home care worker.
A Day in the Life of a Cadog Homecare Worker
You need to be ‘cheerful, empathetic and a good listener
To be a home care worker, Ms Quelch says you need to be cheerful, empathic and a good listener. You have to be able to make the person feel as if they are very important for the time you are with them.
A Typical Working Day
I visit elderly clients in their own homes in and around the Llandeilo area (Carmarthenshire). I love my job – no two days are ever the same even though I generally visit the same clients.
Early Bird Catches the Worm
My first visit will start at 6:45 am. I go to see an elderly lady who lives alone but has family close by. I am there to give her the confidence to shower independently, prepare her breakfast, wash up, clean the bathroom after she has finished using it, and carry out any other tasks she may need doing such as ironing. I check she is eating her breakfast and has all she needs before leaving for my next appointment.
Specialist Dementia Training
After this, I drive to my next client – an elderly lady with dementia who lives alone. I am able to use the specialist dementia training we receive at Cadog Homecare. This includes things such as not asking direct questions (this is very hard at first but does make a huge difference), not contradicting, and gathering as much information as possible from the ‘expert’ (the person with dementia).
Making Everyone Comfortable
I arrive, let myself in and call out ‘hello’ to let her know that I have arrived. I find her in bed and offer to assist her with a wash and a change of clothes. This is accepted along with the promise of a footbath. I get everything ready and we chat and laugh together as she has a wash and changes her clothes. Then she puts her feet into the bath of warm, soapy water and sits, soaking and splashing her feet. We talk about all sorts of things – her love of knitting, working in a shop and then somehow get on talking about childhood memories!
At the end of the visit I always tell her when I will be back and leave her with a cup of tea and a biscuit, and she waves me off down her drive from the window of her bungalow. I then go on to my next client and so on!
Last Client of the Day
I now go to my last client of the day. Here I am greeted by the client’s wife at the door.
I then find out his dinner preferences and find out what he would like for supper. I make soup with assistance from the client’s wife and he decides he would like a jacket potato and salad dressing for dinner. I also prepare garlic mash and vegetables for him to have with her supper. Whilst the client has his dinner I make conversation whilst doing some light chores such as washing, bed making and cleaning.
You Learn So Much about People and their Lives
The joys of this job really are the variety, the people you meet and the journeys you can go on with them. You learn so much about people and their lives without having to ask too many questions, just by listening. Where else can you get so much variety, and laughter!
Find Your Next Role in Care
We believe that it is essential for every team member at Cadog Homecare to have shared values so that we maintain consistency in our training and our valuable work.
These values are respect, dignity, empathy, honesty, professionalism and a true desire to improve the lives of those we care for with compassion and kindness.
From assistance with personal hygiene to sleep support and night care, find out how we can tailor our services to suit you.