Benefits of Home care
Are you considering home care as an option for an older relative? We understand that this is a major decision, one that requires a lot of thought and research. You may be torn between caring for your family member yourself or moving your loved one to a residential care setting. While these are both great alternatives, the duty of looking after a loved one can become difficult over time while care homes often can’t compete with the personalised, comfortable surroundings of a person’s long-term home.
In this blog post, we’ll provide some helpful statistics on the benefits of living independently versus living in a care home. Read on to learn more about the benefits of home care in Christchurch and the surrounding area.
There’s no place like home
The beauty of homecare is that your loved one gets to stay in the comfort of their familiar surroundings rather than finding themselves in an entirely new environment. This is particularly helpful for those living with dementia where moving homes, combined with a change in their daily routines, can be extremely unsettling. While the number of people living with dementia in the UK is expected to rise to 1 million people by 2025, currently 60% of people receiving homecare services are living with dementia.
By minimising the change involved, homecare truly allows your loved one to remain in a space they feel safe, maintain their independence, and enjoy their established daily routines for as long as possible.
You’ve got a friend in me
Even before the strains of the Covid-19 pandemic, loneliness and poor mental health were chief concerns for many older people. A 2017 survey revealed that approximately 7.7 million adults aged 55 and older experienced depression and around 7.3 million adults suffered with anxiety. The impact of social isolation and loneliness continue to be growing concerns for older people and their families – which is what makes home care so beneficial.
Our friendly carers do more than provide clinical or personal care, or help with everyday tasks around the house. They are committed to providing consistent companionship and comfort, treating your loved one as they would their own family. Whether your loved one could do with some company on a social outing or wants someone to discuss the latest episode of The Great British Bake Off with over a cup of tea, our qualified staff can do it all. They are dedicated to building long-lasting relationships and are truly invested in the comfort and care of your loved one.
Dignity, respect, and independence
Our goal is to help your loved one live as independently as possible for as long as possible. By bridging the gap between nursing and care, our homecare services ensure your loved one is taken care of with the dignity and respect that they deserve. When it comes to care, we believe there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. You can rest assured your loved one’s specific needs will be taken care of without compromising their way of life, even when you are not around.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about home care and whether it is right for you and your family. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be pleased to answer any of your questions or address any of your concerns.