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Help For Elderly Living At Home

Help for the elderly living at home | Home Care

As we get older, we may need a helping hand and support around the home - especially for those living alone. There are different home care options available for the elderly starting with visiting hourly care, and going on to live-in care. When more complex care is required and the possibility of staying at home is no longer an option, people may want to consider a nursing home or hospice.

Visiting Home Care

Visiting home care services include scheduled hourly visits as well as emergency and ad hoc support at home. Visiting home care can be arrange once a day like a check in at lunch time, or a couple of times per day such as morning and evening. You man want to consider hourly visiting home care if your elderly relative is:

  • Happy with living at home on their own but may need help around the house with daily chores, or help with washing and dressing

  • Needs help with getting to and from appointments and social events

  • Needs a helping hand with shopping, or collecting prescriptions

  • Needs support following an operation

  • Could benefit from companionship to avoid feelings of loneliness

A visiting domiciliary carer can help with tasks such as

  • Getting in and out of bed

  • Washing and dressing

  • Daily chores and cleaning

  • Emptying and cleaning commodes

  • Preparing daily meals

  • Helping with medication and collecting prescriptions

  • Helping to go to medical appointments such as dentist and GP

  • Socialising

Overnight Care

You may find your relative needs care at night time instead or as well as hourly care. They may feel uncomfortable being left alone at night, or they may need help administering medication at nighttime. They may need help getting to the toilet or moving positions in bed - all of this can be done with the help of an overnight carer.

An overnight carer can help with:

  • Peace of mind knowing your relative is safe at night - this can also help with overall health as they will sleep peacefully

  • Support with toilet breaks

  • Administering medication at night

  • Help with more complex care needs or progressive conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer's

  • Help changing positions in bed - this is very useful after an operation

Live-in Care

Live-in care offers the benefits of both visiting care and overnight care. Your relative will have round-the-clock 24 hour care and supporting providing the whole family with peace of mind any time of day (or night!). Live-in care is a popular option of care as it is often comparable in costs to a residential home (especially in the case of couples) but with the benefit that your relative stays living in the comfort of their own home, in familiar surroundings. A livein carer truly becomes a companion to your relative!

When it comes to live-in care, the added benefits to all of the above include:

  • Round the clock care and support

  • Continuity of care

  • Spotting early signs of health deterioration

  • Being able to keep beloved pets

  • The freedom to do what you like, when you like - including going to community events and hosting friends and family.

A live-in carer can help with daily tasks and chores, as well as knowing what makes your relative happy - like a cup of tea in bed as soon as they wake up! Or a Sunday afternoon spent in the sunny garden listening to their favourite radio station. Some of the benefits of live in care include:

  • Unrivalled one-to-one care and support delivered as and when needed throughout the day or night

  • Bespoke care solution to suit your needs and budget

  • Short or Long-term, Respite, Convalescence help

  • Emergency, urgent live-in care or planned arrangements

  • Choice of Carer

  • Professional, expertly trained, fully vetted carers

  • Familiarity of Carers who stay for extended periods and return regularly

  • Flexibility to change routine 

  • Flexibility to do what you want, when you choose

  • Couples can stay together – whether one or both need support

  • Owners and much-loved pets stay together

  • The whole family will have peace of mind

  • It is a cost effective alternative to a care home, especially for couples

  • Nutritious home-cooked meals

  • Help to wash and dress

  • Medication prompts

  • Cleaning, housekeeping and laundry

  • Companionship and comfort

  • Escorted appointments, shopping and community events

  • 24/7 genuine customer service from a friendly office team dedicated for you anytime you need us

  • Honest, reliable, efficient and friendly

  • Peace of mind guarantee​ for all your family

Our friendly advisors are on hand to offer you free care advice to help you decide what care option is best for you and your family. You can call us for free on 0800 980 3958 or email - we look forward to hearing from you!


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