Independent Living Consultants
-Approved Home Care Provider-
Independent Living Consultants was established in 2007 with the aim of providing professional and impartial advice to people with disabilities and health difficulties who want to remain independent.
Although our emphasis is on helping people to be safe and comfortable at home, we recognise that it is often the environment outside the home that can challenge independence. With this in mind we also provide a Consultancy Service to companies and individuals who require advice on general access issues, both in the work place and in public areas.
Our team at Independent Living Consultants is led by Joanna MacLachlan and Verity Boak.
Joanna has worked as a senior nurse before coming to Jersey 16 years ago, has a broad knowledge of the medical services both here and on the mainland. Since being on Jersey, she cared for her ageing mother for six years and is experienced with the issues involved.
Verity, an Occupational Therapist, has extensive experience working within the community promoting independent living. She has also worked in Jersey advising the building industry on disability related matters.
In-Home Care with Companionship and Quality Time
At Independent Living Consultants we understand that getting care in place and understanding your options can be daunting.
However, in essence it’s the provision of care and support for people living, otherwise independently, within their own homes. Through a pattern of daily, weekly or live-in care, in-home is a satisfying and rewarding alternative to residential care.
Our aim is to make this process as simple as possible.
During the day, hourly care at home is perfect as an alternative to the limitations of statutory care, which sadly is becoming increasingly insufficient. Private care provides people with choice and control over the care that they receive. We provide high-quality care exclusively for self-funding people in Jersey. Hourly care is a starting point, but as needs change we can develop and evolve your care package with you right up to live-in care.
Our daytime care visits in your home are the provision of care for people living otherwise independently within their own homes. Our ethos is about building robust and consistent care packages that are all about the person and relationships rather than about ‘task’. A good example of this is that our visits are for a minimum of two hours at a time, and for 10 hours a week or more.
Live-in Care at Home
Live-in care is the complete and holistic alternative to residential care.
Often, when your care and support needs exceed around 6-8 hours a day it may become necessary to have someone present in your home throughout the day and night to provide that reassurance and a helpful presence. Often this can prove a very cost-effective way to be supported by comparison to hourly care.
Live-in care is provided for clients who need help throughout the day and sometimes at night. Live-in carers will live their lives alongside their clients in their homes and will be on hand to assist with every area of every day life.
Live-in care services, while often a long term arrangement can be accessed on a very flexible basis from one day through to indefinitely. Some people use live-in care on a permanent basis; some will use it on an ad-hoc basis either to provide temporary help while they recover from an illness or to provide respite for a professional or family carer.
Common Live-in Care Tasks
- Friendly Companionship
- Weekly Shopping
- Laundry and linen
- Co-attendance at social events, clubs or church services
- Garden maintenance
- Going for walks and outings together
- Assistance getting washed and dressed
- Cooking and baking together
- General housework
- Transporting to hospital appointments
- Reading the newspaper with you
- Helping you complete paperwork, letters and paying bills
- Assistance with medications
We can also adapt our service for complex conditions such as Parkinson’s, MS, dementia. In these circumstances your carer would receive the relevant training.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Independent Living Consultants
La Rue des Alleurs
- JE3 6AZ