What is home help and how might it benefit you
Home help, or homecare, is defined as anything from help with simple household chores to full, 24-hour support. This type of service means that you can receive support without making drastic lifestyle changes and privately-owned companies such as Kentish Homecare can provide a care solution that is perfectly tailored to you or your loved one.
Here are some of the main benefits of home help:
You’ll stay in familiar surroundings
With a home help service, you’ll be able to stay in your own home meaning that you don’t need to worry about a change of surroundings, something that can be an incredibly daunting prospect. This familiarity is incredibly important in conditions that affect memory loss, such as dementia.
Maintain your independence
The independence that you or your loved one has will remain the same, or perhaps even be encouraged further with a home care service. Your daily routine can remain the same, and you can choose to wake up, eat and socialise when you want to rather than the constraints that a care home may place on you. A support worker that comes to your home can work around your schedule and help you to arrange day trips if you’d like.
Care that is tailored to you
The care and support that you’ll receive through a home help service will be much more tailored to not only your needs but your personality too. In a residential home, for example, care will be stretched among all residents, and thus your exacting requirements may not be tended too. Home help is much more flexible, and you can change your mind about the amount of help you require as you wish.
Responsibility will be shared
If you’re currently receiving home help from family or friends, opting for a homecare service helps to share responsibility. The flexibility of home help means that you can choose which days you wish your loved ones to help out and which days a professional carer will visit you. This can help to alleviate the physical and emotional bearings that caring for someone may have on a loved one.