What kind of homecare support is available?
There are lots of homecare services available, depending on what you need. Your local authority will decide if you’re eligible for these services, or for home carers or a personal assistant. The kinds of services available to help you in your own home include:
- getting in and out of bed
- bathing and washing
- preparing meals
- fitting equipment and adaptations to your home, such as stairlifts and bath seats
- going to a day centre
There are many benefits to choosing homecare. Homecare is a lot more flexible, offering different levels of care without long-term commitment.
For example, you may just need help with everyday tasks whilst you are recovering from an illness. When you’re feeling better you may not need the extra help.