The cost of car­ing

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

£8 would en­able a health­care as­sis­tant to col­lect and de­liver im­por­tant med­i­ca­tions and pre­scrip­tions, as many pa­tients are house­bound and un­able to col­lect them oth­er­wise.

£17 could fund a per­sonal care visit from a HCA to aid a pa­tient with show­er­ing or wash­ing their hair – a ba­sic but vi­tal part of help­ing a pa­tient to re­tain a sense of dig­nity and in­de­pen­dence.

£34 would pay for a respite sit to en­able a carer to run er­rands with the se­cu­rity of know­ing that their loved ones are in safe hands.

£51 would fund three hours’ worth of care from a HCA as part of a care pack­age that en­ables pa­tients to be dis­charged ear­lier from hos­pi­tal.

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