Having a carer come to visit you in your home can make a huge difference to your life, especially if you have difficulty walking or getting around. It can help you stay living independently in your own home.
This type of care is known as homecare or domiciliary care or sometimes home help.
Help at home from a paid carer is not very expensive when you consider the comfort of living in your own home or surrondings, but it varies according to where you live. Sometimes, the local council will contribute to the cost.
Homecare is very flexible. You might need a carer for only an hour a week or for several hours a day. You might need a live-in carer.
It can be temporary – for example for a few weeks while you recover from an illness. Or it can be long term.
For more details visit the NHS UK Care Services Page.