Home care can be an ideal solution when it comes to taking care of your loved ones. If they need a helping hand, employing a home care provider allows your loved ones to live a full, independent life in the comfort of their own home. Here are three things you might not know about home care below:
1. You can have daily home visits or full live-in care Home care doesn’t have to be just a one off-visit. If your loved one has more complex needs, we can offer live-in care to give you total peace of mind. Alternatively, if your loved one is more independent, short daily home visits would probably be more suitable.
2. There are many different types of care to suit the client All care plans are tailored specifically to the client’s health and welfare needs and depending on them, we offer different levels of care including specialist care, personal care and domestic support. Our specialist care includes Alzheimer’s care, dementia care, convalescence care and end of life care. The personal care we offer includes assisting your loved one getting ready for the day and going to bed at night as well as support with meal preparation and a friendly face to talk to over a cup of tea!
3. Home care can work out more cost-effective than a residential care home. Dependent on the level of care your loved one needs, home care can be a more cost-effective option compared to full-time residential care. For those looking at home care, the value of their property is excluded when calculating what funding they’re entitled to, which means that they are less likely to go above the asset threshold (£23,250 as of 2018). Remaining under the threshold means that your local authority may be able to assist with funding for care.
Home care might not be the best solution for your loved one depending on their circumstances but if you’re thinking about your options, the above should provide you with some much-needed information when you are making your decision.