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Why Is Independence So Important?

At Minster Home Care, we believe having the right to live an independent life is crucial, particularly for older generations.

Although age can make living independently a bit more difficult, the right remains. That’s why we support people with the care they need in the comfort of their own homes.

Why Is Independence Important?

Independence for older people is important for a number of reasons.

Difficulty with mobility, health and behavioural problems can make independent living more difficult as we age and can also lead to severe isolation and loneliness. That’s why encouraging independent living alongside personalised home care is important for physical as well as mental health in the vast majority of older adults.

Don’t Want to Lose Individuality

Losing your sense of individuality may come as you get older. Most people have spent their lives making their own choices and when you are no longer making these, it may make you feel less like an individual.

At Minster Home Care, we believe in the importance of maintaining individuality with the care we provide. We allow the people we care for to have the power of choice, from choosing what meals they eat to when they want to go to bed.

Family and Friends

For many of us, spending time with family and friends is extremely important. Opting for home care services mean that you are able to stay in the comfort of your own home, whilst maintaining your independent right to visit family and friends when you want.

Our highly trained carers are on hand to help, which means you will have more time with family and friends and no one in your family has to take on the role of carer alongside their own commitments.


A big factor of staying independent is being able to keep your beloved pets. They provide a source of comfort and companionship, which can also boost mood and wellbeing too.

If you have pets and you want to keep your right to look after them yourself, choose home care with us.

What Does Minster Home Care Do to Support Independence?

At Minster Home Care, we are proud to support people to live an independent life, whilst safe in the knowledge they are receiving the care they need.

One to One Tailored Care

We support regular routines and personal preferences, including taking you out for trips and tailoring your mealtime choices.


If you have returned from the hospital and you require support, our live-in reablement service can help you get back on your feet.

Specialised Care Plans

We work with you to create a specialised care plan based on your needs, so you can tell us how independent you want to be.

We offer:

  • Personal care
  • Companionship
  • Palliative care
  • Recovery care
  • Dementia care
  • Respite care
  • Live-in care

To learn more about our services and how we can help you live independently, contact us today.