“I want to give praise and thanks to everyone at Aster Care who has helped me with caring for my husband since his diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies. I cannot speak too highly of the personalised service you give, including the careful selection and introduction of carers. It has helped me enormously because, as a family carer, I've been learning as I go along, not always realising that I needed to look after me too! Please feel free to use this feedback as a testimonial.”
“'Emma continues to be a great source of inspiration for (my wife)'”
“'It is easy for me to say that the support received over the last two years has been of a consistently high standard and contributed to Dad's health and contentment at home. A well-structured routine enabled Dad to feel positive and look forward to various visits....out and about in the car....meeting people for animated conversations to invites for coffee and biscuits with residents of the (local) area.' ”
“'XXX is the perfect match for (my wife). They get on so well that I don't have to worry while I'm at work as I know she is in good hands.'”
“I want to say thank you to you...for all your support with mum. Much appreciated xx'”
“Aster Care's response has been professional throughout; from the point of assessment and the consideration of the package of care to the point of review. Aster Care's implementation of this package of care has been effective and client-focused. ”
“'A big thank you to Aster Care for bringing us amazing, compassionate and caring people into our lives.'”
“'Proud to be such a part of such a wonderful group of people xxx you girls in the office are just the best xx appreciate all you do xxx thank you xx'”
“One year ago today xxx came out of hospital, what a year it''s been, thank you to Aster Care that has made it possible for him to be home, he is lucky with his amazing carers and office staff who keep it all running ship shape….”
Aster Care can support families with their loved ones who cannot be left alone at any time due to medical, social or safety reasons. Our staff are trained in delegated health care tasks and so can manage simple nursing care procedures that prevent the need for admission to a nursing home.
We can provide care during the day or night, aiming for a minimum continuity of 6 hours each day. This will support informal carers either return to work or get a good night's sleep.
We are not risk averse; you ask, we aim to provide! For a free needs assessment, please contact us on 02392 694551.
Here is an example list of services we provide, but this is not exhaustive:-
Please contact us if you would like to discuss any of the above further.
Please note that due to the nature of the work we do, our visits are no less than 6 hours long.
Living with dementia can be a frightening experience. The person can become confused, lost, agitated, or lose their ability to speak and express their needs clearly.
There are many different types of dementia of which Alzheimer's is arguably the most well known. However, Aster Care has a proven track record of supporting people to successfully live at home with more complex dementias, such as Lewy Body or Frontemporal Dementia; both of which can severely impact on the person and those caring for them.
Whilst many people live well with dementia, others may require one-to-one support to keep them safe at home, especially as their condition progresses. We promote the idea that people can still enjoy their lives by accessing the community and undertaking activities that make their lives complete.
Please refer to our testimonials and Google reviews.
In the past, clinical tasks have been carried out by trained nurses within a hospital or clinical environment, i.e., a nursing home.
We train our staff to carry out delegated clinical tasks, in addition to personal care, allowing the person to be cared for at home, avoiding admission to hospital/nursing home: -
If you do not see a specific skill on this list, please enquire.
If you have a long-term health care condition and require ongoing care, you may be entitled to free healthcare funding under the National Framework for NHS Continuing Care, introduced in 2007.
Initially, you will be screened using the Continuing Healthcare Checklist. If the basic criteria are met, your Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will carry out a full NHS continuing healthcare assessment which will look at twelve domains of care or 'Areas of Need'. The assessor will look at the frequency, intensity, complexity, and unpredictability of the condition. The assessment will be presented to a panel to decide if funding is agreed, irrelevant of what savings you may have accrued. There is also the right of appeal should you disagree with the decision.
You can also use an allocated Personal Budget to pay for care, or bypass the NHS system altogether and purchase our services directly.
We offer a free assessment service. Call us and we will visit you in your home (or hospital) to discuss your needs and how we can support you to live well at home.
Well done to the Moneyfields U11 football team who played Emsworth Town in the final on 12th May 2019. The boys are sponsored by Aster Care Ltd as they are a local community team and have enjoyed co...
Aster Care provided work experience to two young students from South Downs College during 2016, who were completing their Level 2 Health & Social Care Diploma. They were given the opport...
This winter, the NHS has extended their seasonal flu vaccination to frontline social care workers. The vaccination is free of charge but staff will need to take a letter (sent by email to all current ...
Aster Care is the proud sponsor of the Moneyfields U11 team playing in the Portsmouth Youth Football League. And since wearing the shirts with our logo on, they have not lost a game!! You look ...
Aster Care has adopted the joint Royal College of Nursing and Alzheimer's Society booklet 'This is Me' for use with its service users who have complex dementia who are unable to communicate who...
Following our visit to The Alzheimer's Show in London (8th June 2018, Olympia), Aster Care has signed up to Dementia Research, run by the NHS National Institute for Health Research. Accordin...
Pam Butler and Muthu Govindarajah attended The Alzheimer's Show in London on the 8th June 2018. It was our first attendance at this exhibition and we were not disappointed. In a workshop held by Re:...
Tesco is trialling a 'quiet hour' in its Crawley store where they will reduce lighting, music and tannoy volume to make the shopping experience les stressful and more soothing to those with autism. Yo...
The Social Care Institute for Excellence has produced a short video (approximately 7 minutes) to give viewers an insight into how dementia can feel to the person experiencing it. The video&n...
It is estimated that over one million older people in Britain suffer from chronic loneliness, which often can be felt more over the Christmas period. In an attempt to make a difference, ITV's breakfas...