Getting older can bring challenges that are felt by the whole family; let's face them head on together.
Growing old can be difficult, both for the person who’s ageing and their family. It can be frustrating because they can’t do everything they used to and perhaps feel as if they’re losing their independence. There is only so much that loved ones can do to help.
At Home Instead, we help people age well by making it possible for them to stay at home whilst receiving high-quality, dignified care, whatever their needs are. Learn more about how we can help with care costs and funding.
There is no simple answer. As a parent becomes older, you might spot some changes in their behaviour. Perhaps they start to forget appointments, eat or drink less often, take more time to walk to the supermarket, or their eyesight might deteriorate. These are often early signs that it’s time to get some support.
Having this conversation is not always easy. Your loved one might see this as the first step to losing their independence. But talking about care sooner rather than later makes it a more natural process that they can be in full control of.
Worried your loved one is forgetting things too often? Take a look at our handy guide on how to spot the early signs of dementia.
Home care has all sorts of benefits, not least the chance to stay in familiar surroundings. Often, homes are bursting with happy memories, so it can be heartbreaking and incredibly disruptive to move out, especially for people living with dementia. Residential care doesn’t have to be the answer for anyone struggling with day-to-day tasks. Your older loved one could benefit hugely from somebody making care visits to their home and giving their support when needed.
Over the years we’ve found that caring for somebody at home early on can prevent accidents and even delay the need to move out. Our Care Professionals build a strong relationship with the person they visit, helping them spot any changes in health or behaviour and taking the necessary actions to prevent the situation from worsening.
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Care isn’t always an easy topic. We will help you make an informed, compassionate choice for your loved one.
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One of our Care Professionals will live with your loved one in their home to deliver a fully-personalised care package