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How to arrange home care for elderly relatives

It’s only natural to want to support and care for your loved ones, but it can also prove challenging and put a strain on your relationship. There’s no shame in finding this difficult – care is a profession and not something easy to take on in addition to the existing commitments of everyday life.

Arranging a tailored package of home care for elderly relatives, delivered by qualified, highly-trained, professional carers, can help to ease your burden and ensure that your loved one receives the support they need.

Whether to supplement or replace the support you have been providing, the process to arrange home care for elderly relatives is the same. It all starts with a care assessment – the opportunity to pin down the type, level and frequency of care and support your loved one needs, to be safe, healthy and happy in their home.

The most effective type of home care will vary from person to person and could range from weekly visits to support with domestic chores, to multiple visits each day to support with medication and personal care. Home care is entirely tailored to an individual’s needs and wishes, to help them to thrive in their own home.

Your chosen care provider will be able to advise how they can support your relative’s individual care and support needs, and you can collectively agree on a package of home care which suits their specific circumstances and preferences.

Getting the right package of tailored home care in place can be life-changing for both you and your loved one – you get to return to being a beloved family member, and your relative is empowered to remain as independent as possible, in the familiar surroundings that they call home. Don’t be afraid to ask for the support that you and your family need, to enable you all to live the lives you choose.

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If you are looking for care for yourself or a loved one, our community care teams across Somerset and the wider South West are here to help. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to speak to someone about care options that meet your needs, our Enquiries Team will be more than happy to help.

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