All we want is what’s best for our loved ones. As our grandparents and parents get older all we want is to be able to care for them and hope that they are getting the best care possible, but how much home care should family members do?

Caring for a loved one is possible but it’s not an easy job to keep up and you might find that you need to help to keep caring for a loved one, especially if it becomes something you need to do full time.

If the time comes that you can no longer care for your loved one on your own, Red Rose Care is here to help you care for your loved one and make sure that they are getting all the help they need.

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Caring For A Loved One At Home

Caring for a loved one at home can be tough. You are responsible for another person’s wellbeing and health as well as your own. It can start out relatively easy, especially with an older person.

It can begin with you just doing a few small chores and favours for an older person like helping them clean the house, picking up some shopping or even something like helping take them to the doctors.

These little things might not seem like much, but they can be a big help for people who live alone or can’t manage without the help of another person. Eventually, though you may find that as you loved to get older, they may not be able to take care of themselves the same and you might have to spend more and more time caring for them.

If you are caring for an older loved one it can be very hard to balance your own life whilst caring for someone else’s, especially if they have particular needs or illnesses that require special attention.

When it gets to the point that you feel you can no longer care for an older person and need help, whether it be with simple household tasks or with a specific illness, then it might be time to get outside help.

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How To Get Outside Help To Care For A Loved One

If you need help to care for a loved one, then you might want to look into getting some home care help. Home care help is a great way to get care for a loved one that doesn’t want to leave their home yet. if they are able to manage in their own home or aren’t ready to leave yet, a home carer can come to the patient’s house and care for them.

Home care providers like Red Rose Care can help you plan a care package that is right for you and your loved one. We specialise in giving you loved one the care they need however you need it and have several different types of care we provide including:

Personal Care

Personal Care is a service designed to help you with everyday tasks and duties. Our staff are highly trained and always act with the utmost respect for their client.

Complex Cases

This package cares for people with more specialised care needs. Our staff can be trained to suit your loved one’s needs. We pride ourselves on creating bespoke packages for our clients and are happy to accommodate any client, no matter what.

Palliative Care

At Red Rose Care, we are able to care for any and all needs, including those who have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness. We understand that not everyone wants to spend their final years in a care home or hospice. We are dedicated to making sure that they can spend their final years in the comfort of their own home and will do all we can to help them with this. We work closely with medical professionals to make sure that all of our clients get the best care possible.

Dementia Care

Living with dementia can be tough for both the patient and their family. Our team keeps up to date with the latest techniques to help those living with dementia to make sure that things are as easy as possible.

Domestic Assistant

A domestic assistant can be there just to help around the house. We can tailor to suit whatever domestic chores need doing to make your loved one’s life as stress free as possible.

Companionship

Just something as simple as sitting down for a cup of tea and a chat can have a huge positive impact on a person. our team can provide companionship for your loved ones.

Overnight Stays

At Red Rose Care we offer overnight services so you know that your loved one has the support they need. A member of our team will be there on hand overnight so you can rest easy knowing that your loved one is safe.

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Contact Us

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.

You can send an enquiry form for more information, email us at [email protected] or call us 01772 963 740.