Watching someone you love struggle to care for themselves can cause all sorts of feelings ranging from guilt to loss, so knowing your relative has access to the best care can help put your mind at rest.

The benefits of at-home care varies from family to family, but here are some to help you make an informed, personal decision.

Listening to their wishes

The vast majority of people would like to live independent lives in their own homes for as long as possible. Particularly for older people, the thought of moving from a safe, familiar environment to a care home can feel distressing. Home help services allow your loved ones to stay in the comfort of their own home while still accessing the best care.

Promoting independence

Whether you have an elderly relative or a loved one with special needs, it’s important to encourage their independence. While your loved one may not be able to physically do the things they always could, having a say in what’s happening in their lives can make all the difference.

Complete flexibility

As time goes by, care needs often change. With home care and nursing care services, if additional support is needed it’s often simple to ask your care provider to carry out a few extra tasks or adapt the way they do things, so your relative can have as much or as little care as and when they need it.

Well-being and dignity

Good mental health can play a vital role in ensuring life is enjoyable and fulfilling. Home care allows your loved one to maintain their routines and stay with their partner and pets, while keeping their role within the community, which all contributes to a better quality of life.

Everyone is different, so having a tailored care package from compassionate, experienced carers is important. Whether you’re looking for temporary support, assistance around the home, or longer-term help for your loved ones, home care can ensure you have more direction over their care.

If you’re considering home care in Preston or the wider Lancashire area, then do get in touch with us today to discuss your options and see how we can help.

Photo: 1922 by hasor licensed under Creative Commons 4.0