How do you get in home care?
We all need a little help sometimes. Getting in some external support at home is nothing to worry about. The question is, how to get in-home care?
Options to get in home care
Funding is normally the biggest question. So, what options are there? The two options are to either fund it yourself, or to get help with funding costs.
To get help with funding costs you will need to get a care needs assessment to help pinpoint what support at home you may need. This must be done with your permission. Your carer, GP or district nurse can refer you for an assessment. As long as they have permission, even a friend or neighbour can contact adult social services and ask for someone to get an assessment.
Care needs assessments are done by adult social services department of your local council. Having an assessment will not cost you anything and you are entitled to one no matter of your financial circumstances.
The government website does have a search facility to help you find the contact details of your local council (*). AgeUK (*) also have some great resources that cover this over several articles depending on the advice you need.
Help for Non Paid Carers
If you are a carer for someone you may also be entitled to some help and support. To find out, you can also request a carer’s assessment.
The support a carer can get ranges from:
- Information on local groups and support networks
- Advice on caring and what is available
- Respite care to give the carer a rest
- Additional support you may be able to get in, to help you
At what point should you seek an assessment
There is never an exact right or wrong time to enquire about some support in at home. It is often dictated by the difficulties with having trouble completing everyday tasks.
These are often some of the simplest things we all take for granted. Washing, cooking, getting dressed and problems with mobility and getting about.
Getting in home care
Once you know what help has been suggested and what help you can get for funding some level of care support, you can then look at care providers. As you are reading this article, you are on the right site to look at the care services available from Trinity Homecare.
There are websites such as The Live-in Care Hub, that can also offer advice as well as putting you in contact with reputable care providers.
Many care providers will offer services for certain disabilities, so ensure the care provider you choose does have knowledge on the disability you want support with. Trinity Homecare supports several disabilities. We ensure all staff have regular training and refresher courses.
What are the advantages of getting in home care support?
Having home care support will enable you to carry on living life in a manner you want to. With regular support in place, you can get everything done without struggling and have time to plan for the fun things we all wish to do in life.
Knowing there is support around you will not only help you relax more, but it will also ease any concerns or worries family and friends may have. This will also help when people visit, it can be for quality time together, rather than because you are relying on them for support. Everyone likes to be able to offer some personal support.
It often means more to the person, when you can support someone by visiting them and giving them some much needed company that everyone can look forward to.
Often, we rely on our children and close family and friends. But with modern day living, it is not always possible for people to get the free time when it is needed.
If you get in some support at home in the form of some home care, there are a few things to consider. The main one is how it is going to be paid for.
There are several options that are available for support:
This isn’t an exhaustive list of options. Each care provider will offer different support options.
* Article Resource Links:
AgeUK – Paying for homecare
Find Your Local Council
The Live-in Care Hub