Supporting Your Loved Ones and their Pets: How Home Instead Market Harborough Can Assist

Discover how Home Instead Market Harborough provides personalised care that supports your loved ones and their furry companions. Our pet-friendly approach ensures a happy and healthy life for both older adults and their pets in the comfort of their own homes. Explore the importance of pets and how we address the challenges of pet care. With tailored care plans and dedicated Care Professionals, we offer peace of mind to families, knowing their loved ones receive the support they need to thrive together.

Our pets hold a special place in our hearts, becoming cherished members of the family over the years. As our loved ones age, they may need a helping hand to ensure their furry companions receive the care they deserve. At Home Instead Market Harborough, we understand the deep bond between older adults and their pets. That’s why we take pride in providing personalised care that includes support for their beloved animal friends. In this blog, we will explore how Home Instead can assist with daily living activities, ensuring both your loved ones and their pets enjoy a happy, healthy, and worry-free life. Home Instead Market Harborough is proud to have received an outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), reflecting our commitment to providing exceptional care. One aspect of our care that sets us apart is our minimum one-hour visits, which allow our Care Professionals to offer more than just task-based care. This approach ensures that each client receives the attention and companionship they deserve, promoting their overall wellbeing.

“So very pleased that Home Instead is looking after my mother. Your care is superb, regularly going above and beyond to help Mum wherever you can.” – C T (Daughter of Client) via

The Importance of Pets in Our Lives

Pets offer unconditional love, companionship, and emotional support to people of all ages. For older adults, especially, their pets can be a source of joy and comfort, providing a sense of purpose and reducing feelings of loneliness. Studies have shown that pet ownership has numerous physical and psychological benefits, including reduced stress, lower blood pressure, and improved mental wellbeing. For many older adults, their pets are their closest confidantes and loyal friends.

The Challenges of Pet Care for Older Adults

As our loved ones age, they may face certain challenges in caring for their pets. Daily activities, such as feeding, walking, grooming, and veterinary visits, can become more difficult to manage, especially for those with mobility issues or health concerns. Family members often want to ensure that their older loved ones and their pets receive the support they need to continue living happily together.

Home Instead Market Harborough to the Rescue

At Home Instead Market Harborough, we recognise the significance of pets in our clients’ lives and the importance of keeping them together. When a client has a pet, we go the extra mile to carefully match them with a pet-loving Care Professional. This ensures that both the client and their furry friend receive the attention and care they deserve.

Imagine Mum taking her dog, Bonzo, for a walk outdoors in the fresh air, with the comfort of knowing she won’t be pulled or encounter any safety hazards. Or Gerry the Cat getting his meals on time, thanks to the thoughtful assistance provided by our caring team. NB.  Mr Tinker was an elderly cat who we cared for whilst his owner was in hospital, peace of mind for the family and no interruption to Mr Tinker’s favourite snooze and tickle routine. 

The Benefits of Pet-Friendly Care

Our pet-friendly care approach not only benefits older adults but also brings peace of mind to their families. Knowing that their loved ones can age in the comfort of their own home with their long-time companion while receiving the support they need, brings immense reassurance to family members.

Personalised Care Plans

At Home Instead Market Harborough, we understand that every individual and pet duo is unique. That’s why our care plans are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client and their pets. Our compassionate and trained Care Professionals take the time to understand your loved one’s requirements and provide the necessary support, ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for both the older adult and their pet.

Additionally, our Care Professionals are available to assist with local transport, ensuring that your loved one can attend appointments, go shopping, or visit friends and family without any hassle. We believe that by offering this support, we can contribute to a more independent and enjoyable lifestyle for our clients.


At Home Instead Market Harborough, we believe in the power of companionship and understand the integral role pets play in our clients’ lives. Our care services allow your loved ones to continue enjoying the love and companionship of their beloved pets while receiving the support they need to thrive. With personalised care plans and dedicated Care Professionals, we ensure that both older adults and their furry friends experience a happy and fulfilling life together.

To learn more about our services (or to see pictures of our office cat Bella!) feel free to reach out to us. At Home Instead Market Harborough, we are here to support your loved ones and their pets, providing a caring and nurturing environment that enables them to age in place comfortably and contentedly.

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