Home care advice and support

Ageing can be a challenging time for both the person who is getting older and the family who is seeing them change. Growing old can prevent you from doing what you used to because of a deteriorating physical and/or mental health. It can also feel lonely as members of the family or friends might no longer live nearby.

Helping you along the care journey

At Home Instead, we accompany many families through this tough journey to make it as easy as possible for everyone. We’ve acquired a lot of experience and knowledge along the way and want to share it with you so that you are prepared and fully understand your options. 

We know that the world of care can be complex and is sometimes a difficult subject to talk about. That’s why we’ve put together useful guides to help you live well as you age, help prevent accidents and hospital visits, maintain your health and wellbeing and also help you choose the right support and care option for you. 

We’re convinced ageing doesn’t have to be a difficult time and that you should enjoy it in the comfort of your own home for as long as you can. 

If you can’t see a subject that you’d like to learn about, visit our frequently asked questions or feel free to contact our local team of experts who will be happy to help. 

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How to age well

Growing old can bring challenges, both for the person who’s ageing and for their family. However, at Home Instead, we’re on a mission to help the UK population to age well by allowing seniors to stay at home.

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Cost of care

For individuals that are considering care options, the financial implications of care can be a major worry. However, we have lots of information on the cost of home care to help put your mind at ease.

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Find out more about frequently asked questions surrounding home care, companionship, dementia and more.

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Understanding and preparing for home care

Deciding on the right care needs careful consideration to make sure it is suitable for you and your loved one.

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As we age, our appetites and attitudes to food change which means older people are at an increased risk of becoming malnourished. Home Instead provides services to help clients enjoy a healthy, balanced diet.

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Preventing hospitalisation

Taking extra care of your loved one’s health as they age is very important and taking preventive measures can help to keep our loved ones out of hospital.

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Community involvement

It is our mission to change the face of ageing and improve the lives of older people across the country.

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Dementia care including Alzheimer's disease

Dementia affects more than 850,000 people in the UK and the figure is growing at an unprecedented rate. By 2051, over 2 million people will have been diagnosed with a type of dementia.

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Elderly male drinking tea and chatting with CAREgiver