Home help services are specifically designed to enable you to stay in your own home and to remain as independent as possible. This type of care is sometimes referred to as domiciliary care. Many people are confused about what this type of care actually means and how it can help them. Below we explore home help services in more detail and how they can help you.

The flexible service that works with you

What many people don’t realise is that home help services are flexible and can be tailored to meet your own personal needs. This can involve a carer coming to your home once a week, as part of a respite care plan, or because you need limited help. Alternatively, home help services can involve twice daily visits or more if needed. It can also be permanent or temporary.

When should I think about home help?

Every individual is different, but there are some signs that you may need extra support and help within your home. If you are finding it increasingly difficult to carry out personal care needs such as washing and dressing, then home help can provide you with extra support. You may also need help in getting out of the house, but are able to do so with a little help.

When you want to stay in your own home

One huge advantage of a home help service is that it allows you to stay in your own home when you have dementia. Usually a home help service works in partnership with the family to achieve this with the creation of a personalised care plan.

Help around the home

So how exactly can home help services help you to stay in your own home? Well, they can help with domestic chores such as changing bedding and doing the laundry. They can also prepare meals and clean. If you need help with toileting or have mobility issues, then a combination of home help and carers can help you.

If you are considering using a Homecare in Lancashire service for yourself or a loved one then Caring Hands can help you. To learn more about our range of home help services, then do get in touch with us today.