When an older relative starts to struggle with daily tasks or a younger relative requires support for a different reason, the first step is to consider your options and decide how to best get them the help they need.
What are the options available to you?
At this stage, there are three possibilities to consider:
- Move-in with them or vice versa
- Transfer them to a care home
- Enlist a reliable home care service
Due to work and other commitments, often relatives cannot take care of their loved one as well as they would wish. They are also not trained to do so and this can be a stressful responsibility to take on.
On the other hand, most elderly understandably do not wish to move to a care home and prefer to stay inside their own home and continue living life on their own terms and routines.
Frequently, due to these reasons, the best choice is the last one. There are multiple benefits to enlisting a reliable home care service.
1. Peace of mind
Friends and relatives can rest assured that their loved one is being cared for by a professional and dedicated team. Knowing that there is someone popping in and out or even living with their loved one offers peace of mind. Having a carer visiting frequently could also lessen the risk of accidents occurring.
2. Familiar surroundings
Given the choice, most elderly want to remain in their own environment while receiving assistance with their daily needs. Moreover, if they have any pets, moving to a care home would mean that the pet would have to be re-homed. In this situation, they do not have to be separated from each other which is one less hardship to face.
3. Sense of independence
Loss of freedom is usually one of the biggest concerns. While living at home, the person requiring care will still feel independent in comparison to a care home where the daily schedule is planned out by someone else. A sense of independence is essential to their overall well-being and self-confidence.
Depending on the extent of the care needed and if this is on an hourly basis or 24/7 support, Apex provides competitive prices for a home care service. Naturally, this eases the financial burden on the family.
5. Help with chores
A carer can help with errands and other chores around the house, such as groceries, and preparing light meals. The elderly or person receiving care can join in if this is something they feel they can handle and would keep them feeling fulfilled and productive. Research shows that keeping our elderly engaged helps them retain better cognitive function, stay healthier and be independent longer.
6. Monitored health
It can be easy to forget to take daily medication or get confused about which ones to take. A carer would ensure that medication is taken as prescribed so that the patient’s health is maintained. A carer would also bring to the client’s and/or relatives’ attention any observations or concerns in relation to the client’s health.
Most elderly live alone and this can result in feelings of loneliness and isolation. Everyone desires to have regular social interactions and mental stimulation. Home carers provide reassurance, companionship, and friendship and can really brighten up your loved one’s day.
8. Personalised service
At Apex, we provide a tailor-made service according to your needs with one-off support, daily or weekly care, or even 24-hour personalised home care. This service is available every day, including Sundays and public holidays. Our carers also have 24/7 access to a registered nurse, providing additional reassurance if more help is required.
Why Choose Apex Home Care Service?
We believe that everyone should have access to healthcare and assistance.
By choosing Apex Care, you can:
- Rest assured that your loved ones are in good hands.
- Gain access to qualified health professionals.
- Choose from our variety of exceptional care services.
- Receive a multi-award winning service at competitive pricing.
With over 20+ years of experience in the healthcare industry, the founders of Apex Group Ltd have a strong foundation for delivering holistic and professional care services.