Are you looking for a residential home for a parent or other loved one?
If so, then have you considered the option of their being looked after in their own home instead?
Care in one’s own home is almost invariably cheaper and – in the hands of a good provider – generally a lot better than in a residential or nursing home, the recipients of such care being able to enjoy a freedom and quality of life which is simply not always achievable in a residential or nursing home environment.
Certainly anyone who has actually stayed in a residential or nursing home – or even just visited one – is likely to feel much happier with the prospect of being looked after in their own home instead, and particularly if the care they need might be ongoing. Because they more than most will be acutely aware of the advantages of being looked after in their own home
◆ With care at home, they can get up and go to bed whenever they like – including going to bed for naps during the day as many elderly like to do – which is a far cry from the regime that prevails in many nursing and rest homes of being woken up very early in the morning and/or put to bed for the night in the early evening or late afternoon.
◆ They can choose whatever meals they like and choose also when and where they want them (like breakfast in bed for example), plus have those meals cooked to their own explicit preferences, such choice being in stark contrast to having to choose from a limited selection of mass-produced meals served up at pre-prescribed times of the day.
◆ They receive virtually immediate attention to their every need as opposed to their having to wait for staff who are invariably sharing their workload between several patients at the same time and who often then have to keep them waiting for even their basic needs, like help with bathroom visits example.
◆ Above all, your loved one(s) remain in the comfort and security of their own home environment with their independence still largely intact and surrounded by everything that is dear to them and where they can still see their friends and family without feeling a burden on any of them.
◆ And if your loved one is one of your parents, then not only can they both continue living together with none of the trauma of being separated as happens if one of them goes into a nursing home, but if they both ultimately need care, then they can still remain together in their own home
Care at Home UK Ltd has been providing precisely such a service for 27 years.
And whereas nursing and care homes look upon their residents primarily as patients with all the logistical and social constraints that come with that, we look upon them as free thinking individuals with all the rights and freedom of choice that follow from their remaining master or mistress of their own home.
Click here to see what those who have actually used our service have to say about it.
Ongoing care and companionship lets you carry on living your own life at your own pace in the comfort and security of your own home while giving the family peace of mind.
Companionship Care >
Many people provide intensive care and support for a member of their own family which though rewarding, can be draining. Our respite care service allows those people to take a well-earned break for any period of time beginning from one week.
Respite care >
Is your elderly mother or father in need of dementia care? Live-in dementia care is a good option as it affords that person round the clock care and support, providing reassurance and reducing their vulnerability.
Dementia care >
If you are about to be discharged from hospital and don’t feel able to fully manage once you are home, live-in care is a great stopgap. We can support you however limited your mobility may be, and our carers even help around the house!
Convalescent care >
It is important for everyone to be able to make the most of their remaining time. We count it a privilege to be invited to do this for anyone and we are dedicated to ensure each of those individuals has the highest quality of life possible.
End of life care >
About our carers
Our care services are managed from our bright and spacious offices in Little Walden. We only employ carers who have had paid work experience as carers, as this enables us to gain suitable references relating to the role itself. In order to ensure that our carers are always up to date with the latest best practice we send them on our 4 day training course before placing them with any client.
Care at Home’s management team
We have a deeply committed care management team led by our Registered Manager and Care Director, Sarah Vincent who is closely supported by our Deputy Manager, Angela Keogh. Both Sarah and Angela between them have over 45 years of experience of working in healthcare and it is this experience in particular that helps drive our high standards in the care we provide.