In this Red Rose Care blog, we outline the types of care available for the elderly living at home.

Caring for your elderly loved ones can be extremely challenging for yourself and the person you are caring for. However, moving your elderly relative to a care home or sheltered accommodation is not always a possibility. Plus, most elderly people want to stay in their own home and are happier if they retain some independence.

Providing home care for your elderly loved ones in their home is usually the best option. Your elderly relative will receive person-centred care tailored to their needs and requirements from the comfort of their own home. It is cost-effective and you will have peace of mind that your loved one is safe and well looked after.

There are various types of care available for the elderly living at home.

Personal Care

Personal care is a popular type of care for elderly people living at home. Highly-trained carers will provide dignified assistance when your elderly loved one is visiting the bathroom, bathing, showering, washing and at the end of each day, if required, help with getting ready for bed.

Domestic Assistance

Your elderly relative may be able to look after themselves perfectly well but may be struggling to keep on top of the housework and domestic chores. The last thing you want is for your loved ones to injure themselves when trying to do too much.

If your relative requires domestic assistance, our friendly team can assist with shopping, washing up, light domestic duties, making a meal and loading the washing machine etc.

domestic assistance can help an elderly relative at home

Dementia Care

Having a loved one with dementia takes its toll on everyone, especially those closest to them. We understand the stress, demands and emotional challenges that come with having a loved one who’s struggling with dementia.

Our compassionate carers are kept updated on the best techniques to care for someone with dementia. This allows them to provide knowledgeable, respectful and dignified care in the home.

Live-In Care

Uprooting an elderly person in the later stages of their life can bring with it a lot of challenges. Live-in care is a popular alternative to care homes or nursing homes.

If your relative requires round the clock care, but a nursing home is off the cards for one reason or another, live-in care may be suitable. Your elderly loved ones will be expertly cared for from the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

Overnight Stays

Alternatively, you can combine personal care with overnight stays. Our overnight stays service ensures someone is on hand overnight to keep an eye on your loved one and ensure they have everything they need.

They may only need a couple of overnight stays whilst recovering from an illness or injury. Or you may need it on a weekly basis to provide respite for the main caregiver.

Complex Cases

Finding specialised home care and support can be difficult. But at Red Rose Care, we have a qualified registered nurse heading up our team. This allows us to provide specialised care and additional training for complex cases. We will provide compassionate and dignified care for your loved one, whatever the circumstance.


Companionship comes as standard with all our home care services. Our amazing team of fully-trained carers love nothing more than to have a cuppa and a chat with your loved ones.

If a little bit of company is all your elderly relative requires, we can arrange that too.

Get In Touch

Red Rose Care is a family business based in Preston, Lancashire. We provide a wide range of quality nurse-led care at home for clients and their loved ones in the Lancashire area.

At Red Rose Care, we understand there is a high degree of trust involved when hiring professional carers, and we always aim to exceed what our clients expect in terms of the quality of care we give.

We offer bespoke care packages that can be adapted to fit in around your and your relatives existing routine. This gives you the chance to take a break or simply enjoy time with your loved one, without feeling the pressures of providing daily care.

For further advice please give us a call on 01772 963 740 where a friendly member of the team will take the time to understand your family’s needs.


As we continue to monitor the effects and the progress of the Coronavirus (Covid19), RRC is continuously evaluating the situation and taking the necessary steps to ensure we are prioritising the safety of our clients, their families/representatives and our staff members – You can read our COVID-19 statement here.