Signs Home Care is Required
Are you wondering about whether home care is required? Perhaps a relative is struggling to get out of bed. Maybe even brushing hair is now more complicated than it used to be. Some simple signs can signal changes ahead.
Even if you think your situation might improve in a week or two, homecare is always an option. It’s often best to arrange home care for small tasks first. You can introduce changes slowly. Try home care to see what you think of it.
Home care is flexible.
Home care is flexible. Perhaps only an hour a week is required. Home care can be temporary to help the recovery from illness. Maybe you can fund home care for several hours a day. You might even want to pay for a live-in carer.
When things like getting out of bed, washing, dressing, using the toilet, preparing meals, drinks, remembering to take medicine or doing the shopping are a problem, then home care is required. If you can get about safely and make your home safe by adapting it, then home care is for you.
Staying in the comfort of your own home, living in your environment, on your terms, might be most important. With home care, you receive dedicated one-to-one support from regular care workers who get to know what you like best.
With home care, you choose the care you want. You can say what you like to eat and when you like to eat it. You can decide what you want on the television and enjoy the company of your pets.
Another significant advantage of home care is that the environment is comfortable for you as well as your friends and family. They know to visit you at any time.
Independence is the priority.
For some people, independence is the utmost priority. Home care doesn’t mean just staying at home. If you want to get out to collect your prescriptions, your pension or get out to a community lunch club, then you have the flexibility.
Help in everyday tasks and transport is different from homecare. Some day-to-day activities and domestic tasks may also need a helping hand — jobs like cleaning, washing up, laundry or gardening, for example. Home help is different to home care. You might want home help as well as home care.
Your home care options
If you want to start to look at your home care options, start by asking your local council for a needs assessment. A needs assessment helps you to see whether the council can pay for your home care. If you are not eligible, the council can recommend help at home from a paid carer and give free advice about what support is available in your community.
You might want to make all your home care arrangements yourself, but a council needs assessment is a useful starting point. The council have a lot of valuable experience to help you to decide what kind of help you might need.
Looking for local home care services in Yorkshire? Look no further than Local Homecare, we provide specialist in home care to residents across Yorkshire including: Leeds, Elland, Otley, Dewsbury, Bradford, Batley, Huddersfield and Wakefield. Our care services include: Complex Care, Dementia Home Care, Domiciliary Care, Hospital to Home, Live in Care, Palliative Care and Social Companionship.
Contact Local Homecare for more information.