Archive for October, 2009

Home Care Allows You To Stay In Your Home In Your Old Age

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Whilst we are young fit and healthy it can seem impossible that we will ever get old and may need some form of help but unfortunately old age is something which happens to all of us. For many people as they get older their health begins to deteriorate and they find that they need some extra help. One option is to move into a nursing home or sheltered accommodation but often people are reluctant to leave their home. If this is the case then home care is the only real option.

There are also many different reasons why a person may require home care in Nottinghamshire, including old age, people with disabilities, long term illness or simply needing some short term help whilst loved ones are on holiday. There are many different levels of care which a home care agency in Nottinghamshire can provide ranging from calling as little as once a week to visiting three to four times a day depending on the level of help you require.

The range of services available also differ greatly and can be tailored to meet the individual clients needs from help with general domestic care like cooking, shopping, light housework, bathing / washing, getting up and getting dressed and prompting with your medication.

Many people worry that home care is very expensive but it does not have to be and there is help available. Home care can be paid for using attendance allowance or through direct payments by contacting your local services department they will be able to let you know if  you are eligible.

For further details on our Home Care services throughout Nottinghamshire visit www.access2care.co.uk or telephone 0115 859 6074.

Finding A Home Care Agency in Nottingham For Your Loved One

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Unfortunately getting old is a fact of life that we all have to deal with. Often when we get to a certain age we start to need a little help. Many elderly people do not want to go into a nursing home as they feel they can manage just fine on their own. The reality is often different and family members often recognise that an elderly relative needs help. In this situation a home care agency may offer the solution you require.

Home care agencies can help with many tasks including cooking, cleaning, washing clothes, gardening, bathing and prompting with medication. A reputable home care agency in Nottingham will be able to work with you to formulate a care plan which will ensure that your loved one receives the care and support they need.

When looking for a home care service in Nottingham, you need to ensure that you are going to get the best level of care possible.  The firm needs to be reputable and should be able to provide references from previous clients. Ask around friends, relatives, doctors and at the hospital, word of mouth is a good recommendation.  You need to be confident that the person looking after your loved one is competent and will offer the highest level of care possible.

There are many home care agencies to choose from but when it comes to looking after a loved one you need to ensure that they are going to provide the best possible care and you need to ensure that they are suitably qualified to provide the care required.

For further details on our Home Care services throughout Nottinghamshire visit www.access2care.co.uk or telephone 0115 859 6074.

Home Care Services For The Elderly in Nottinghamshire

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

We live in an ageing population, improvements in our standards of living mean that we are living longer than ever before. However, although we are living longer many of our elderly are in need of some extra help and this can become a huge burden on the rest of the family. Looking after elderly relatives whilst trying to hold down a full time job and continue with your normal life can be very difficult. For whatever reason many families are reluctant to put their loved ones into a nursing home and would rather they stay at home but this can often not seem like an option.

By employing a home care agency your loved one will be able to stay in their own home and will be looked after to the highest level possible. Whilst your time will be freed up so that the time that you spend with them can be quality time spent doing things you enjoy rather than just caring for them.

The home care agency will be able to put together an individual home care plan tailored to the individual needs of your loved one. From visiting just once a week to providing a full care package with three to four visits a day. Home care agencies are highly flexible and are therefore able to provide the level of care and support you need.

There are many reasons why people may need the services of a home care agency including people with disabilities, the elderly, people who suffer with long term conditions such as Dementia or Parkinsons disease, people who require palliative care or some assistance whilst loved ones are away on holiday. The ranges of services available are vast and include cooking, shopping, light housework, bathing/washing, getting up and getting dressed and prompting with medication. If you feel your family could benefit from some extra help contact your local home care agency they will be more than happy to discuss the options available to you.

For further details on our Home Care services throughout Nottinghamshire visit www.access2care.co.uk or telephone 0115 859 6074.

United Kingdom Home Care Association