Take at look at our useful information pages for more information about home care.
Your Safety & Wellbeing
Choosing the right person or company to provide care and support for you or a loved one is not an easy decision. You need someone who is caring with the right knowledge and skills, someone you can rely upon and most importantly someone whom you can trust.
On these pages we guide you through some of the key points you need to be aware of when exploring different options.Homecare for you Planning your future Understanding the role of homecare professionals How to pay for your homecare Help With Funding Arranging homecare & support Taking your medicines safely Eating & drinking well Watch out for scams! Homecare in a residential home
Bluebird Care offers advice about how to prevent falls, steer clear of injuries and avoid paying for care as a result of falling.
Falling is not an inevitable consequence of aging. We can prevent falls from happening by finding out how to reduce the risks.
As we get older and more unsteady on our feet, the risk of falling becomes greater and the risk of serious injury more likely. In the UK, nearly a third of people over 65 years of age fall every year. This rises to half of people aged 80 years or over.
We cannot remove all of the risks, but we can certainly reduce them by:
- Understanding the risks
- Looking after our health - read our top tips on how to prevent falls
- Keeping our homes safe - use Bluebird Care’s ‘home safety checklist for preventing falls’ to help you and your family find and fix common hazards in your home
- Seeking the right care and support if paying for care becomes a necessity.Understanding the risks of falls Care and Support from Bluebird Care 10 top tips for preventing falls Home safety checklist Medicines and falls What to do if you fall Visiting the doctor Falls FAQ
Support for Carers
Providing home care and support to a loved one creates many rewarding moments. However, it can also bring significant challenges.
Knowing your rights as a carer and the types of support that are available within your local community can help you to stay on top, both practically and emotionally.
Do you provide care for your family or friend?
You may not think of yourself as a carer, because you see the care you give as a normal part of being a good relative or friend. This is more common when your caring responsibilities have grown gradually. However, most carers are in fact relatives and friends of the person. The term ‘carer’ applies to all of the following situations:
- A relative or friend who provides substantial home care and support to another adult who has ill health (either physical or mental), a disability, or problems related to drugs or alcohol misuse.
- A parent looking after a child with disabilities or a long term medical condition.
- A young person or a child caring for an adult.
Carers are unpaid. They can be any age, but the majority are over the age of 50. It is not unusual for carers to suffer from ill health or have their own disabilities including learning disabilities. This makes it even more important that they have the home care and support that they need.Facts about carers The carer's experience Caring for family & friends Do you provide care for your family? Taking care of the carer Financial support
How to find the right care for you or your relative
1. Find your local office
Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.
2. Get in touch with us
Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.
We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.
4. Care team chosen & care starts
You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.