Choosing the right in-home care is an important decision and for many this will be the first time they are faced with this choice. We fully understand there is a vast wealth of information and advice out there, which can make the decision overwhelming.
Our team is always available to help and discuss your individual situation. We are also proud to be supported and work in conjunction with Southampton City Council to provide in-home care. If you would like to select We Care Together as your in-home care providers, simply let them know and we can take care of the rest.
To help you in your choice here are a few considerations when looking to select and in-home care provider:
Type of Care – The most important factor is the type and level of care that is required for you or your loved one. There is a vast range of care options from simple companionship through to live-in care. You must also consider the regularity of the care provided which could range from daily, weekly or less often. It is vital to gain an understanding of what the patient needs and when.
List of Requirements – In-home care can deliver a long list of support and assistance from helping with a daily routine to ensuring medication is taken correctly. We would recommend building a list of the support and activities the individual will need assistance with. This will make the choice far easier and transparent, so both sides are clear of what is needed, how often and when.
Funding – This is often a contentious subject and there are many misconceptions in regard to in-home care funding. It is possible you or your loved one could be eligible for government assistance. We understand funding is one of the biggest concerns for most people in regard to in-home care. We are happy to offer free, no obligation information and advice on the options available and next steps.
Remember, it’s about the care – One of the other biggest considerations is to ensure your loved one is treated well and with respect, not simply as a number. The emotional and companionship side of care is as important as the physical tasks and activities undertaken. You must be fully comfortable that the in-home care provider you choose has a strong stance on the individual and emotional element of caring.
We know you probably have many more questions, please call our friendly team today to help in this important choice or simply complete the form below.