What is Home Care?
Home Care, sometimes also known as Domiciliary Care, is for those people who still reside in their own homes, but who require a little additional help with everyday tasks, such as their personal care, housework, appointments and anything else which will enhance their quality of life.
Home Care ranges from as little as an hour a week to full time, live-in and can be available to any person, regardless of age, gender, background or circumstances.
Advinia just ask that you undergo an initial assessment, upon which a unique care plan will be written for you. Your personal daily schedule will be taken into account when this plan of care is produced and we will ensure that you are matched with carers who best suit your personality and specific needs.
What are the key Benefits of Home Care?
We believe that Home Care significantly benefits the health of the elderly, both physically and psychologically. There is nothing like home for your loved ones whether they are elderly, or those with disabilities. We all share similar concerns about their care and support and naturally want to enable them to remain in and enjoy their own home whenever possible and for as long as possible.
- Physical Benefits. Having a carer come into the home means that they can be present for important events such as medication or meal times, which need to be regular to aid and maintain good physical health.
Carers can also encourage exercise and movement which will also aid general good health, while of course being on hand for anything the older person cannot manage any longer.
- Psychological or Emotional Health
Loneliness and depression are all too common in older people, who perhaps live alone, and often go unnoticed. They often interfere with the body’s basic functions, such as eating and sleeping patterns, which in turn can have a huge effect on physical health.
The knowledge that there is someone to talk to, even for just a few hours over the week, can make all the difference. Many of our carers report that their clients look forward to and treasure their visits, and are comforted by the knowledge that someone cares and is invested in their happiness and wellbeing.