The Benefits of Care at Home
Our June blog looks at the many benefits of care at home services and why domiciliary care can be a great alternative to moving into a residential home.
Although idea of having care at home has become more mainstream in recent years, there’s still a general assumption by many that a residential home inevitably awaits in later life. While residential care plays a crucial role in the social care system, home care is a great alternative for anyone who doesn’t want to take that route. Here are just a few of the reasons why domiciliary care might be the right option for you or a loved one needing more support.
- Practical help around the house
Those simple, everyday chores can be exhausting when you’re living with health or mobility problems. A daily or live-in Care Assistant can give you the practical help you need to keep your home running. They can give you a hand with everything from doing the washing and ironing to cleaning. Support from someone else means you can rest more and have extra time to do other things that you enjoy.
- Help with nutrition
Shopping and cooking are two things that can prove more challenging if you’re living with a health condition. A home carer can do the shopping with you or for you and cook nutritious meals that will help you stay healthy.
Loneliness is something that affects millions of people in the UK and can have a serious impact on your mental health. A carefully-matched home carer gives you someone to talk to, have fun with and lean on for emotional support when you need it. And when you fancy digging out that board game from the back of the cupboard, there’s always someone to enjoy a game with.
- Support to socialise
In older age or when you live with a serious health problem, getting out and about can be hard. Mobility problems, transport issues or just a lack of confidence to venture out on your own can stop people from maintaining social contacts and attending important groups or appointments. With a carer to support you, taking a walk in the park or attending local social groups is that much easier.
- Help to manage your medication
Dealing with medication can be complicated, particularly if you have a number of health issues. A trained care assistant can help you stick to your medication routine. They can help ensure you take the right dose at the right time and give you the help you need to renew prescriptions or get to those all-important doctors’ appointments.
- Someone to help you look after your pets
If you need extra support to take care of yourself, it’s even harder to care for your pets. A good Care Assistant can help you exercise the dog, feed the cat, make those appointments at the vets and stay living happily with your most precious companions.
- Support to stay together as a couple
When one or both people in a couple need care, they’re often moved into residential care and separated, which can obviously be devastating. With care at home, couples can stay together in the home they love.
Providing bespoke care at home to the Bromley community
Our homes are where we create some of the most important memories of our lives. No-one wants to leave the place that they’re the most comfortable. Staying in familiar surroundings and maintaining established social connections in your community is hugely important to anyone. It’s certainly the case that leaving your home can be particularly detrimental for people living with conditions like dementia and autism.
Our mission at Bluebird Care Bromley is to support our customers to stay in at home and live as independently as possible. Our care packages are tailored to each individual’s unique needs, so you can continue to live your life the way you want to.
If you’d like to know how our daily home care or 24-hour care services could help you or a member of your family, give our team a call on 020 8315 0236.