Home care: dispelling the myths

There are plenty of myths surrounding home care today that could potentially put families off investing in it. Home care involves a whole range of services for a variety of people and not many people know this. Take a look at some of the common myths below:

1. Home care is only for the elderly

Many individuals will believe the common misconception that home care is for the elderly – this is simply not the case. Home care can be for people of all ages. For example, if you’re someone who has just had surgery and you’re unable to care for yourself while you recover, carers can come and care for you temporarily until you get back on your feet.

2. Home care is more expensive than residential care

Dependent on the level of care you or your loved one needs, home care can work out more cost-effective than residential care. This is because when looking at what funding you’re entitled to, the value of property is excluded which means you’re less likely to go above the threshold for funding. You can read more in our blog three things you might not know about home care.

3. Home care is only short-term

Some people may choose residential homes for long-term care as they might think home care is just short-term. The beauty of home care is that it is flexible depending on your needs. While home care can be short-term, such as temporary care after an operation, home care can also be long-term for loved ones who may need help daily. Home care can even include live-in care, which means the carer would be available 24/7.

4. Home care only helps the client in need

Home care can actually provide ease and comfort to family members as well as your loved one. Home care leaves you safe in the knowledge that your loved one is cared for in a familiar environment that they call home and offers you peace of mind for when you’re not around or if you need time for yourself.

5. Home care only involves routine tasks

Dependent on what you or your loved one needs, this is not true. Home care is anything but routine! At Anglia Care, we match our clients with the carer most suitable, so they can build a friendship. Home care can be anything from simply helping your loved one get ready in the morning to cooking them meals. Home care is also a cup of tea and a friendly chat for your loved one! Providing companionship, especially to the elderly, is some of the best care you can get.

Anglia Care is a family-run care provider, which means we pride ourselves on an exceedingly high level of care. Your loved ones are our priority and we make sure our carers are both compassionate and vastly skilled. To find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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