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.
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Equipment – if you have difficulty with everyday tasks like washing, dressing or remembering to take medicines there is specially-designed equipment available to make looking after yourself easier. The Independent Living Centre has qualified staff who will help you find the right equipment to meet your needs.
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.
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 and after illness – reablement is free short-term support to help you maintain your independence after a hospital stay or illness.
Some people may be eligible for social care support with personal care and equipment. If you need help to live at home contact Care Direct on 0345 1551 007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to us about having a social care needs assessment.
Home care agencies are registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC has inspection reports for all registered services. CQC inspection reports for our in-house services are available here.
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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