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When is the Right Time to Consider Home Care?

Home care can make a huge difference to your life, particularly if you’re having difficulties with walking or getting things done by yourself.

Home care, or domiciliary care, is where a professional career will regularly visit your home or the home of your loved one, to provide they help they need on a regular basis. This can be help with anything from shopping to getting dressed.

Choosing home care means that you can receive the care you need in the comfort of your own home. You’ll benefit from remaining as independent as possible and there doesn’t need to be any major disruptions to your life.

At Minster Home Care, we can provide domiciliary care services that suit the needs of everyone. Our range of services includes: personal care; companionship; palliative care and household management.

When do you know it is the right time?

If you or your loved one are in need of support, but leaving home is not an option, domiciliary care is the ideal choice. It offers a practical solution to anyone who wants to maintain their own home as well as retain a level of independence. But how do you know when it is the right time to consider home care?

You might want to consider home care if:

  • You’re finding it difficult to cope with daily routines, such as washing, dressing and getting out and about.
  • You do not want to move into a care home.
  • Your home is still safe to live in.
  • Your home can be adapted to suit your needs.

What Are the Benefits of Home Care?

There are many benefits of choosing home care. It is a more cost-effective option, as living in care homes are a particularly expensive endeavour. Domiciliary care is also proven to be beneficial for health and wellbeing, with those that opt for this type of care, being generally happier, with a reduced number of hospital admissions as opposed to those who are admitted into care homes.

One of the biggest positives of home care is that anyone opting to use the service can regularly see their loved ones, without having to schedule visits. Having a carer coming into the home, also means that friends and family do not have to take on a caring role, so any time spent together is valuable.

How Do I Know Home Care is Right for Me?

If you need help with anything around the home, it is likely that home care is suitable for you.

Home care can help you with:

  • Getting out of bed in the morning.
  • Washing and dressing.
  • Brushing your hair.
  • Using the toilet.
  • Preparing meals and drinks.
  • Remembering to take your medicines.
  • Doing your shopping.
  • Collecting prescriptions or your pension.
  • Getting out, for example, social groups or meeting with friends or family.
  • Getting settled in the evening and ready for bed.

How Can I Get Started?

Minster Home Care is a trusted local home care provider that aims to provide the highest-quality home care service for people in the York area.

We are a full-service home care provider that will support you from start to finish. We can provide help with anything you need, all whilst you maintain your home and your independence.

If you want to learn more, contact us today to see if we can help you.