If we are lucky, we will get to live to a ripe old age, but what if we are unable to completely take care of ourselves and need some assistance? In this day and age almost everyone over the age of 18 has to work, or at least bring in some money to ensure quality of life. This means, for older people, that there is a high chance that family members won’t be able to attend to every need, but help is at hand. It is important that everyone maintains a sense of independence and does as much as they can without having to move into a residential home. For people who want to, and can stay in their own Medway home, there are a few options you can choose from, one is reliable home care services in Gillingham. Please see below for a few examples of what a home care professional can do for you:
- Personal Care – Preparation for bed, grooming help, medical assistance, shopping, food preparation.
- Live in Carers if Required
- Emergency Contact Person
The above functions are just a few things a home carer does, if you think it’s something that you or a family member may need, now or in the future, contact a local service provider in your area.
Although home care services aren’t free, you may be entitled to some financial assistance from your local authority, your local service provider should be able to advise on funding options.