Home help / Personal care
Can’t do things as easily as you used to? Wouldn’t know where to start? Need a temporary solution (e.g., carer having a break, considering whether a dependant relative could holiday with you)? The following are some of the most frequently used services by people in exactly these situations.
Services such as home help, meal preparation, cleaning, assistance with personal care e.g., showering, can be purchased privately, or may be subsidised for those who are eligible (an assessment is required). Don’t let the imagined price put you off exploring this option, it may be more affordable than you think. If you are considering residential care as an alternative to care at home, you may find home support services prices comparable.
There are many service providers in this sector, larger nationwide ones to smaller locally operators. Look around here at the options. Always make sure you check the credentials of any service provider who comes into your home. A contract with with service provider should also be written up so everyone’s expectations, understandings and the full costs are clear.