Why choose care at home?

Guinness Care News Article - 13 July 2020
Why choose care at home?

When the time comes for you or a loved one to start thinking about care, it’s a tough decision, and it can be confusing with so many different options available. Whether you are considering home care, a residential home, or support from a family member or friend, requiring extra assistance doesn’t need to compromise an independent way of life.

Care at home is a viable option for most people requiring care and support, and offers a number of benefits:

Maintaining your independence

One of the main advantages of home care is that you can remain independent and continue to live as you normally would, but with that extra support when needed. A home carer will support you to carry on doing the things that are most important to you.

Stay in your own surroundings, with home comforts

Research shows that 40% of homeowners rank moving house as their most stressful life event. By choosing care in your own home, you’ll not only maintain your independence in a familiar setting, you’ll also avoid the need to move home and settle into a new environment.

Receive person-centred care

Your care plan can be tailored to suit your lifestyle, providing personalised care and support to meet your needs. This might include accompanying you on shopping trips, meeting up with friends, helping with cleaning and picking up your medicine, to more specialist needs such as dementia, long term illness or end of life care. Most importantly, you’ll receive one-on-one assistance with a personal touch.

Home care is better for health and wellbeing

A number of studies support the belief that quality of life and health outcomes can be improved with receiving care at home. Research by The Good Care Group has shown that person-centred care at home has a significant positive impact on wellbeing, happiness and reduced hospital admissions.

It’s flexible

With individual and personalised care packages, you can choose to have as little, or as much help as you need. From daily to weekly visits, or even temporary support whilst you recover from an illness, home care services are on hand when you need them. 

Our Care at Home services

At Guinness Care, we know how important it is to remain independent and keep enjoying the things you have always done. That’s why our Care at Home services allow you to remain in the comfort of your own home, whilst receiving high quality care and support to live your life the way you choose.

If you are considering how home care could benefit you or a loved one, and would like to know more about our Care at Home services, get in touch today to discuss how we can help.