How we can help a loved one post-lockdown

At Home Instead, Brighton, Hove and Shoreham we have found that the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown that followed, has had a cumulative effect on older people. Even though restrictions have eased, it seems that many older people are feeling worse now than during the lockdown. 

The long-term effects are anxiety, loss of confidence and general withdrawal from life as they miss regular contact with family and friends and activities outside of the home that they used to enjoy. Here at Home Instead, Brighton, Hove and Shoreham we can help both carers and a loved one you care for get back your love of life!

Many older people who once went out alone maybe now do not feel as confident to do this as they once did. Our CAREGivers can accompany them wherever they would like to go, maybe to a local café or for a stroll along the seafront, or even for a spot of shopping.

CAREGivers will be on hand to offer a friendly ear and help to boost an older person’s confidence at the same time. This could also benefit older people whose mobility has been reduced due to not going out in the community during lockdown.

Similarly, our CAREGivers can visit an isolated older person at home for a chat or time together to help break up the loneliness of endless days spent indoors alone. They may also need help with food shopping, laundry or a bit of housework, all tasks our CAREGivers would be happy to undertake.

Companionship visits with us could mean a fresh start, opening doors to exciting and new possibilities and friendships. We want all older people to live well, their way and our CAREGivers will help older people do this.  

If you care for a loved one at home, we understand that the pandemic has been a stressful time. It may be beneficial for both of you if you were able to take a break from caring duties, maybe for an afternoon so you can do something you enjoy and have missed during the pandemic, or even for a well-deserved sit down and a cuppa!

At Home Instead, Brighton, Hove and Shoreham, we are able to arrange for CAREGivers to visit for an hour or longer, any time of day, to help lighten the load or to give you a rest.

Liz Brackley, Owner, Home Instead, Brighton, Hove and Shoreham, says: ‘Our team has provided excellent care to our Clients at home during the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown and now, as these restrictions are eased, we would like to be able to support even more older people and help to improve their quality of life. Life as we once knew it has changed and we are on hand to help older people to adjust to this new normal and to find quality of life under these new set of circumstances. We are also here for carers too. We know the pandemic must have taken its toll, so that is why we are offering our companionship services to help improve the lives of both carers and the older people they support.’

For more information or an informal chat please call Liz on 01273 284090 or email [email protected]. You can also find out more about the care services offered by Home Instead, Brighton, Hove and Shoreham by visiting our website