Home Care in Manchester
If you require an extra pair of hands around the house or need help with personal care routines, home care can provide the personalised support you need. More and more people are turning towards home care as an alternative to a residential care home as it allows them to stay safe and independent within the comfort of their own home. Read on to discover how receiving home care in Manchester and the surrounding area could benefit you and your family.
What is home care?
Home care, or domiciliary care, is professional care provided in the comfort of your own home. Because we believe there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to caring, our services are tailored to your individual needs. The beauty of home care is that you can remain in your own home, in comfort and familiarity, and surrounded by your community, rather than uprooting your life by moving into a care home. It supports your independence while ensuring you receive the specialised support you require to feel safe, happy and fulfilled.
What does home care provide?
Home care can provide a variety of services, depending on your needs. Here are some of the main duties you can expect your carer to fulfil on a day-to-day basis:
- preparing meals and drinks
- help with washing and dressing
- support getting in and out of bed
- domestic assistance such as washing, ironing and cleaning
- supervision and companionship
- help with toileting and continence care and support
- assisting with appointments or errands
- picking up prescriptions
- help with shopping
- support with pets
The benefits of home care
Home care can significantly improve the quality of your life, as well as your overall health and well-being. The change in environment and structure that comes with moving into a care home can often be extremely overwhelming, especially if you’re living with dementia. With our tailored support plan, you can continue to enjoy your daily routines and the comforts of home. Your family members can also enjoy peace of mind, knowing that you are being well looked after even when they can’t be there.
In addition, home care is a much more cost-effective alternative to moving into a residential care home that allows for a higher degree of flexibility and personalisation. Temporary home care can even be arranged. Whether you need us a few hours a week or every day, we’re here for you whenever you need us.
When to consider home care
You may want to consider home care support if you’re finding it difficult to carry out day-to-day tasks, such as personal care and domestic chores. If you’re not ready or prefer not to move into a care home, home care may be the suitable choice. So long as your home still meets your needs and is safe to live in, our qualified carers are here to support you to maintain your independence and enjoy your home for as long as possible.
If you require care 24/7, you may want to consider live-in care instead. This is similar to home care, except that the carer is present round-the-clock.
Get in touch
If you or your loved one are interested in benefiting from home care support in Manchester and the surrounding area, please get in touch or call us on 0161 929 6039. Our professional staff are more than happy to answer any of your questions or provide more information on the different options available to you.