Over this past week, I’ve (once again) met so many lovely clients who really don’t want to move into a Residential Care Home. I often find myself meeting people who will always tell me “I didn’t realise services like yours exist”. When looking for alternatives to a Residential Care Home, I genuinely believe the best alternative is Home Care.
Having had personal experiences in care, its clear that with the stigma of Residential Care Homes (they are not all that bad!) more and more people are looking for what the best alternative is. There are very few situations where I believe that a Residential setting is more suited to a client. With such fantastic strides forward in technology, there is really very little that can be done in a Residential Care Home that cant be done (better) at Home.
A home is so much more than just a house. Its where many people’s remaining memories live on. Naturally when children grow up / get married etc, they move away. Its also the sad reality of life that one partner will pass away before the other. In these situations, its the memories that people grip onto. To say that moving into a Residential Care Home is the natural next step is broken, and wrong.
What is Home Care?
Here at Right at Home Solent, we provide award winning Home Care. Our amazingly talented care team can provide you, or your loved one with all the care and support they may need, at Home! It genuinely is a fantastic alternative to a Care Home.
As above, there is very little can be done in a Care home that can’t be done through Home Care. Our CareGivers help our existing clients with:
- Companionship and Support – older people are especially vulnerable to social isolation. We understand that families may not be able to see their vulnerable loved one’s every day. We can fill that gap. Our CareGivers support our clients by taking them out for trips to the seafront (Lee on Solent tends to be a favourite!), help getting to clubs or maybe just a chat over some tea.
- Personal Care – we can provide all aspects of personal care at home with the utmost dignity and respect. Many of our clients just need to know someone else is present so that they can be safe when getting into the shower.
- 24 Hour Care – by far the best alternative to a Residential Care Home. We can provide CareGivers to provide round the clock support. We can also provide a Live-In CareGiver to live at home with your loved one. A truly personalised Care service at Home. See below for a great Video!
If you think that Home Care is an alternative that you would like to investigate, please get in touch with us. Our team is passionate about helping people stay at home for as long as is safe. Speak to any one of the team on 01329 233755 and we will definitely be able to help. We cover most of the Solent, from much of Southampton through to Fareham and Gosport.
Thanks for reading!