Living Well at Home
Care at home
What is care at home?
Sometimes when people get older or if they have a disability they might need help with everyday tasks so that they can continue living independently in their homes. The tasks might include getting in and out of bed, getting washed and dressed, preparing meals, and going to the toilet.
Getting help with these tasks is called home care and would involve a professional home carer coming to support you at pre-arranged times.
To understand what kind of help you need we will do a needs assessment.
About the assessment
The assessment will identify what element of home care will best suit your needs. The information we gather during it will help us create a care plan which is designed to meet your needs and help you to stay as independent as possible, for as long as possible.
If you are in hospital the medical staff will ask a hospital social care worker to talk to you.
Do I need to pay for care at home?
After we complete a needs assessment, we will arrange a financial assessment to work out if you need to pay and how much. We will also make sure you are receiving all the benefits that you are entitled to.
If you don't qualify for a care package you can employ a care worker through a private agency. Be careful to choose an agency registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission.