How Can I Arrange Home Care for My Aging Parents

It’s completely natural for elderly parents to face challenges with everyday tasks as they age. Whether you’re unable to provide direct assistance or live too far away to lend a hand, there comes a point when you may need to seek help. This need might arise due to an injury, illness, or simply the natural ageing process.

If you’re in this situation, you’ve probably considered arranging home care services for your parents. But where do you begin the process of organising in-home care? Continue reading for some valuable insights…

Starting Point: Your first step in exploring home care options 

Your first step is to contact Home Instead Altrincham, Sale & Wythenshawe, a leading home care provider whose values and way of caring set us apart from our competition. We prioritise continuity of care, assigning the same Care Professionals on a consistent basis,  which is essential for a positive home care experience. This continuity promotes a smoother care experience, improves communication, and allows for a more personalised and tailored approach to care provision.

We will always advise on any potential changes in caregivers to maintain familiarity and continuity for clients.

After speaking to you on the phone we will visit you at their home, to see and understand the level of home care or assistance your parents require. This assessment is also essential in identifying potential home adaptations such as hand rails to mitigate fall risks and other adaptations to make life more comfortable.

While your parents may need assistance with various tasks, the primary goal is to promote their wellbeing and independence for as long as possible.

Types of Assistance Home Care Professionals Offer

Home care often extends beyond traditional nursing care and with Home Instead our visits are a minimum of 1 hour so there is no rushing and plenty of time to complete any tasks  and more importantly plenty of time for conversation and companionship. Our Care Professionals can provide a wide range of services tailored to your parent’s needs, including:

  1. Household Chores: Sometimes, all your parents may need is help with household tasks that have become challenging due to ageing, such as cleaning and meal preparation, changing bed linen.
  2. Personal Care: Care Professionals can offer assistance with any personal tasks like bathing, dressing, and getting in and out of bed.
  3. Errands: Care Professionals can help with daily errands like grocery shopping, unpacking groceries and popping out to the pharmacy, checking medication is correct.
  4. Social Support: Care Professionals also offer social companionship, ensuring your parents have regular contact and emotional support. This may involve activities like sitting down for a chat, providing transportation to a day centre, or helping them stay engaged in their hobbies. We have also helped with physiotherapy routines and daily walks that might be a challenge on their own.   

Based on the care needs assessment, Home Instead Altrincham, Sale & Wythenshawe Care Professionals can provide tailored assistance that precisely matches your parent’s situation and requirements.  It’s common for family members and carers to collaborate in caregiving, Home Instead will create a schedule that works for everyone, ensuring your parents can still enjoy their daily  routines and allowing family members to take a break from caring and return to their roles as cherished family members.

One of our most recent clients asked us if we could take them out on a trip to where they used to live in Gorton, our Care Professional Wendy planned the trip out with a picnic and took pictures through the afternoon, which they now use to reminisce. We love to be creative in the care package from baking to swimming lessons, knitting clubs and playing Bridge, we will always find a way to make caring enjoyable.

Recent review from Instead (Altrincham & Sale) has been supporting my mum at home for almost 2 years now after a period of illness and frailty caused by Covid lockdown. They have made such a difference to my mum and she looks forward to seeing her caregivers every day. The care that the caregivers provide is exceptional…” Katie (Daughter)

How Can Home Instead Altrincham, Sale & Wythenshawe Assist You?

If you or a loved one is advancing in age or facing difficulties in daily tasks due to illness, injury, or disability, our home care services can provide the extra support necessary to maintain independent living. Our care visits are flexible, ranging from occasional hours to more specialised care, ensuring that your specific needs are met.

If you’d like to learn more about our home care services, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can call us on 0161 506 8305 or you can fill out the form below. 

We’re here to explore the options available to you.