As your loved one gets older they find it hard to manage in the house on their own. If your loved one is struggling or has developed an illness that is affecting their way of life then it might be time to consider different options to help them around the home.
There are many different ways you can help a loved one who is struggling. The most popular options are usually to provide them with some sort of home care, to help them continue their life as normally as possible but with a little extra help here and there.
Another popular option is a care home for when your loved one’s needs are more severe and they cannot be left on their own anymore.
We understand that planning for this next stage of your and your loved one’s lives can be a very daunting and stressful time so here at Red Rose Care, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to help you make a well-informed decision on the to do next.
What is Home Care?
If your loved one is struggling around the home, then home care can be a great way for them to be able to continue living at home without the worry of struggling with simple tasks and chores.
Home care like domestic help can bring some much-needed relief to a loved one who is struggling to do things like, do laundry or take the bins out. A member of our team can pop in and take care of the house and check up on your loved one.
Our team can also help if your loved one requires any additional medical help. Our staff are professionally trained and can help administer medications or help a loved one with an injury or ailment that might need treatment.
Home care can cater to more serious issues. Our team are trained and kept up to date on the latest practices and can help provide palliative care or help with your loved one if they are suffering complex illnesses.
If you are worried about your loved one being alone, you can arrange sleep in care, where someone will be with them throughout the night, or even 24-hour care.
24-hour care gives your loved one all the benefits of a care home, someone can be on call whenever they need and you never need to worry about them struggling are being alone.
Unlike a care home, home care means they don’t lose any of their independence and can keep living in the comfort of their own home and receive the utmost care and full attention of our careers.
Here at Red Rose Care, we design bespoke care packages that suit you and your loved one’s needs. This way you can be sure your love is getting the care they need in a way that works for them.
What Is A Care Home?
A care home or residential home is somewhere your loved one can live comfortably when they can no longer live in their own home. Your loved one will live at the care home with the safety of always having a trained professional nearby if ever they should need anything.
Your loved one will be cared for by the care homes trained staff and will have better access to medical care, especially they require equipment that they don’t have access to at home.
Sadly moving into a care home means your loved one will have to leave their home and part from their independence.
This can be very distressing for some people and in some cases, it can be more beneficial for them to stay in their home and receive home care, especially if they are living with a neurological disease that affects their memory.
Only you can decide what is best for your loved one. If you decide they need round the clock care and would rather they get this at a care home then that is your choice. If however, your loved one would like to remain at home for as long as possible the Red Rose Care a variety of home care packages that can be tailor to your needs.
To hear more about our various packages and how we can tailor them to you, don’t hesitate to contact us.
A member of our team is there to discuss options, packages and prices. We understand that this is an important decision and we want to make sure you feel comfortable and confident that your loved one is in the best possible care.