Why Consider Homecare Services
When someone you love and care for is no longer able to cope at home, it can be difficult to know which way to turn.
The care options can be confusing when you’re balancing your head, your heart and your wallet. But try not to panic, there are ways to access the right support and maintain your loved one’s safety, wellbeing and retain dignity.
At times it may seem like residential care is the only option. But care in their own home can be a valid alternative. The right choice for your family is all about balancing the pros and cons of both choices, together with your loved one’s own preference.
What is the difference between home care and residential care
Most older people want to spend their retirement in their own homes. Residential care is moving from a private home into a care facility, such as a nursing home, where 24 hour clinical care is available. Home care is when an older person is provided with care and support so that they can stay in their own home.
The benefits of Home Care:
Home care services are flexible and adaptable. Caregivers can be employed to come into the home and provide just a few hours of help with chores, live-in care or twenty-four-hour nursing care to support with complex health needs. The right care can be found to suit the family budget and your loved one’s individual needs.
Having a Reliable and trusted carer can adapt to respond to evolving needs. A good home carer can start off by offering a friendly face and a helping hand. If your loved one loses function, they may be able to extend the service to support self-care and toileting or to supervise medication. The most essential advantage of home care services is that your loved one is able to stay at home, and be surrounded by home comforts, photos, a comfy favourite armchair and there fathfull mug. This can make an enormous difference to wellbeing and quality of life.
Why Should I choose to stay at home instead.
If independence and remaining in your own home is important to you, then staying at home instead of moving into residential care will be the best option for you. You care needs will dictate whether care at home instead is suitable and appropriate for you. Bear in mind that home care is flexible – you can access it as much or as little as you want.
Information Sourced for Kentish Home Care Services Beckenham, Kent.