Preparing for Home Care

We know that care can sometimes be a challenging topic of conversation and it’s important to be sure that you’re making the right decision for yourself or a loved one. In our guides we aim to use our experience in providing care to help to simplify the complex world of care and provide you with all of the information you need.

What is Home Care?

Whilst many people are more familiar with the concept of residential care, where a person will leave their home to live in a residence with others also needing care, home care works quite differently.

A person receiving home care, or domiciliary care, will have a Carer come and visit them in their own home to provide services like; basic care, domestic tasks, medication management, meal preparation and a whole host of other tasks to support someone to live independently at home. Home care allows those receiving care to remain in familiar surroundings whilst giving family and friends peace of mind for their well-being.

At Premier Community, home care services are personalised to your specific needs and preferences to provide care that is right for you. To find out more about the services available at Premier Community please click here or call our Support Team on 0800 368 9766.

Preparing for home care

Whilst it can be a difficult process to start home care, talking it through and helping those involved to understand why receiving care is a positive step forward for yourself or the person who needs help. If you’re still introducing the idea of care at home to someone, our article on the care conversation details some great ways to approach a discussion in a helpful and understanding way.

Whilst it’s important to not put if off, concern for the person requiring care can lead the process to be rushed which can lead to decisions made based on strong emotions. We believe an essential part of the process is to respect and encourage the point of view of everyone involved to get to the best care option possible.

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We believe that care at home can help to prevent deterioration in condition as well as preventing accidents and loneliness. Continued care services can help to keep a monitor of someones condition to better identify any changes in behaviour, appetite or mobility. Find out more about how to get started with home care.

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