Help to stay living at home
We want to help people stay living safely at home for as long as possible. If you’re struggling with any areas of living independently, there are a range of solutions to help you.
Equipment and electronic equipment – if you have difficulty with everyday tasks like washing, dressing or remembering to take medicines there is a huge range of specially-designed equipment available to help make looking after yourself simpler. The Independent Living Centre can help you to find the right equipment and give you a list of suppliers.
Support with meals – if you struggle to prepare hot meals there are companies which can deliver hot or frozen meals to your door, there are lunch clubs you can attend or you could look into employing someone to prepare meals for you. Search for meal providers, lunch clubs and personal assistants. Or call Care Direct on 0345 1551 007 for a list of services in your area.
Adapting your home – there is support available to help with getting minor and major adaptations which will make living at home easier.
Personal care at home – home care or domiciliary care services can help you with tasks such as getting up, washing, dressing and going to the toilet. Personal care can provide support with specific areas or a range of tasks and can be from a couple of hours a week to full-time.
Leaving hospital – reablement provides short-term support to help you return home after a hospital stay.
Some people may be eligible for social care support with personal care and equipment. If you, a relative or someone you care for needs help to live at home contact Care Direct on 0345 1551 007 or email email@example.com to speak to us about having a social care needs assessment.
Get more information about living independently from:
- Age UK – tips to stay independent
- Which? Elderly Care – Home care support
- Independent Living Centre – equipment advice
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