Preparing for Home Care
You may have seen our advert on television recently which showcased our client Stanley and CAREGiver Christine. The advert depicts the story of Stanley talking to his family about getting extra help at home and having a conversation about care. We understand it’s not always an easy conversation to have, which is why we’ve put together some useful information for you on the subject of care. And remember, Home Instead is always here to help so please do get in touch with us if you’d like more information on the below
Watch Stanley’s Story here: homeinstead.co.uk/Altrincham
What is Home Care?
Unlike residential care, home care services allow your loved one to stay living in their own home whilst getting the help and support they need, whether they’re just looking for company or need someone to keep the house clean and prepare meals.
Home care is a great solution for someone who needs extra help in and around the house, as it allows them to remain independent and live happily within familiar surroundings. It’s also a great relief for family members who might not be able to provide support every time it’s needed or live far away and need peace of mind that their loved one is safe and well.
At Home Instead, we personalise our range of home care services to suit your individual needs, from a few hours a week to 24-hour live in care. We also match our CAREGivers to the person they will be visiting to ensure they get along and are able to build a trusted relationship. Talking about care can be a bit daunting both for the family and the person who needs help. However, it is very important to talk about it to understand each point of view and assess your needs. The discussion is usually triggered by an event such as the need for help after a fall, bereavement, illness or increasing signs of frailty. The situation can therefore be more difficult because you’re in a hurry to find someone to care for your loved one and you’re making decisions based on very strong emotions. We are convinced that home care can also help prevent accidents and loneliness and enable someone to continue to live at home as long as they can. Starting small with just a few hours a month can give you the extra help you need and avoid placing your loved one in a residential home. The continuity of care that we provide will monitor your loved ones health and wellbeing giving you peace of mind that any changes in behaviour, mobility or appetite will be spotted.
In our brand advert, we see Stanley reminiscing about the third stair in his house and how it reminds him of his wife and family.
Our client Bill has been enjoying the comforts of his own home for over 20 years. He is very proud of his home, which has been extended to accommodate their seven children. Bill is also very fond of his garden and can often be found pottering around it. Having a large family, there is often somebody visiting, but when family aren't around, Bill looks forward to his two visits per week from his CAREGiver, Mike. Just like Stanley's CAREGiver, Mike looks forward to his visits, just as much as Bill. Mike feels like he is making a positive difference, not only to Bill’s life but also Bill’s family as they know that dad has got stimulating company who will help in the garden and enable him to reminisce about his life.
Home Instead Senior Care Altrincham, Sale and Wythenshawe.
Home Instead will work with you to provide flexible, personalised home care based on what you would like, how and when you want it. Contact us on 0161 870 1136 find out more about our care services or book a free consultation to start the conversation.