Benefits of home care
Home care offers everything you need in the comfort of your own home, including regular visits from home care workers who will help with your personal care, shopping, preparing meals and more…The numbers of people aged 85+ in England increased by almost a third over the last decade and will more than double over the next two decades. By their late 80s, more than one in three people have difficulties undertaking five or more tasks of daily living unaided and between a quarter and a half of the 85+ age group are frail, which explains why it is people in this oldest cohort who are most likely to need health services and care support. So how do you know home care is the right option for you or your relative?
Receiving home care is naturally the first option that comes to mind, who would want to leave their home and independence behind? Home care offers everything you need in the comfort of your own home, including regular visits from home care workers who will help with your personal care, shopping, preparing meals and more…
With home care you can have everything installed, from monitored personal alarms to household equipment and adaptations that are suited to your needs, similar to what is readily available in a care home. Receiving care in your home can be lonely at times when the home care worker has left, but there’s no need to worry because there are plenty of local day centres that offer a variety of activities where you can have fun and socialize – not to forget there is transport available to help you get there.
That’s not all…
- You get to stay in your own home.
- You still have your independence, just with a helping hand.
- You’re still connected to your local support and social network of neighbours, friends and family.
- You’ll be more comfortable as all your possessions and surroundings are familiar.
- The care you receive is personalised and tailored to fit your needs.
- You have full control over the amount of care you receive.
- You can keep your pet. Some care homes do not allow pets and this can make moving into a care home a heart-wrenching experience, having to say goodbye.
- Depending on the amount of care needed, home care services can be much cheaper than moving into a care home.