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Why homecare matters

Friday, August 24th, 2018 | Blog

For many of us, remaining in our own home when we grow old is a must. However, when everyday tasks such as going shopping, cleaning or dressing become too difficult, this may not seem possible.

Homecare is available to support individuals with a wide range of needs over any given time frame. This could be for those suffering from a long-term illness and need temporary care over a long period, through to those who require a regular drop-in for a hand with the cleaning, personal medical care or even just to see a friendly face.

Personalised homecare services are easily slotted in around everyday life, allowing a person to remain living at home safely and comfortably while still getting the required support. The flexible nature of homecare means that it can be adapted to individual needs and schedules. It can really take the pressure off, whether the need is for complete care or to supplement other care being provided by friends or relatives.

Advantages of homecare

Familiar surroundings – One of the valued aspects of care in your own home is the fact that you or a loved one will be surrounded by their own comforts and the neighbours they’ve known for years. This especially helps with progressive conditions that affect the memory such as dementia.

Personalised care – You or your loved one will receive a personalised care plan that is tailored to your needs, so you can continue to live as you normally would but with that extra support when needed.

More independence – Loss of independence can be a worrying factor when considering care options. One of the main advantages of homecare is keeping the independence that you already have. A carer can even assist you on outings so that you gain more independence as a result of home care.

Family participation – A significant advantage of home care is the opportunity for your family and friends to be a larger part of your care.

Advantages of homecare from Kare Plus

At Kare Plus, we constantly assess the customer’s needs and report back to designated relatives with recommended adjustments to the care plan – be this different visit times, different procedures and even the requirement for more or less support.

All of our branches providing Kare Plus Homecare Service are registered with the regulator Care Quality Commission (Care Social Services Inspectorate Wales in Wales), meaning they are fully registered and monitored to ensure their services meet the standards set by English and Welsh governing bodies.

For more information about our homecare service, get in touch with the Kare Plus team today or find your local branch here.

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