Finding the right type of home care for yourself or a loved one can seem incredibly daunting.
The thing to remember is that there are many different home care options that are available to you. It's always best to have a care assessment and to chat to a home care provider to find out the best plan for your needs. Below we explore five home care services.
This involves a paid carer or nurse staying the night in your home. They can assist with any toilet needs, re-positioning in bed and can provide reassurance to those who live alone.
Night care can be used to relieve relatives and loved ones of their caring duties, allowing them to enjoy a good night's sleep. This can be for one night, or more if required. Night care can also be used for respite purposes.
This is a specialist home care service that provides palliative care during both the day and night. Individuals are able to stay in their own homes while receiving the same level of care as they would in a hospice. It's hugely beneficial to those who want to stay in their own home for as long as possible.
If an individual requires round the clock care, then live-in care is the best option. This will involve help with preparing food, personal hygiene needs and assistance with mobility. Other family members can also benefit emotionally and physically from this type of care.
If you are a full time carer to a loved one in their own home then you can greatly benefit from respite home care, especially if you need time away or you wish to go on holiday. Respite care also covers night-time care needs.
Many individuals don't realise that they can use the services of a specialist dementia home care service, and many carers and nurses are trained in caring for individuals with dementia. There are long and short term care plans available.