A home care service is well worth considering for anyone who is starting to find daily life more challenging.
For many elderly people, being able to continue living in their own home is key to maintaining independence, dignity and a passion for life. Aging takes a toll on our bodies both physically and mentally. Naturally, some of the everyday tasks that we once took for granted may become more difficult. Simple parts of the daily routine such as shopping, dressing and cleaning may become a serious challenge for our elderly loved ones. At this point, it is seriously worth considering a home care service to alleviate the strain on them and allow them more time to focus on hobbies and interests.
What is home care?
In a nutshell, home care is where a trained care staff visits the home to help with the important day to day activities. Some elderly people may feel threatened by this prospect because it can feel like they will lose some independence. It’s crucial to understand however that the goal of a homecare service is to improve their independence. Support with the essential daily tasks will free up more time for the things they love to do and can help those that struggle with mobility to stay active within the community.
It is also worth noting that the local authority may be able to contribute to the cost of homecare. It is a good idea to sit down with a social worker to discuss care needs and work out whether someone is eligible. In this case, a budget will then be assigned for the home care.
The benefits of homecare
An elderly person receiving home care and laughing with her assistant. Bespoke homecare services are easily slotted around everyday life. This allows a person to remain living at home safely and happily. Family members can also rest easy knowing that they will still be getting the required support where necessary. The flexible nature of homecare means that it can be adapted completely to the needs of the person and their schedule. Our homecare service is designed to be adjustable, whether this means daily visits, live-in care, or just the odd hourly session of catching up and supporting. The service is designed to take the pressure off the daily routine, either through complete care or by helping to improve other care being provided by friends or family member.
Home care is designed to help with the more challenging elements of growing of age – and to make them easy. This might be through personal support that revolves around helping an individual get washed, dressed and ready for the day. Or perhaps through more practical care and helping with tasks that have become tedious. Some common examples involve shopping, making meals, handling mail and dealing with household bills and cleaning.
Designed with you in mind
There are also options for more specialised homecare. For example, when someone has just been discharged from a hospital and needs specific help with their recovery. The goal of our homecare is to provide the right support to the people that need it. As part of this, we can offer tailored care packages designed for individuals that are living with medical conditions. This is important because different disabilities come with different sets of needs and care needs.
The flexibility of home care is one of the reasons it has become so popular. Life can be difficult at times and homecare provides the vulnerable with the support and companionship needed to prosper. Hands on Healthcare Solutions provides peace of mind to families that their loved one is receiving professional care.