Caring for an elderly person is something that is very rewarding but can be difficult, depending on your other commitments and their level of need. There are many options when it comes to seeking support and what care is best for the person, and you can get advice from health organisations, doctors and charities about this, so you don’t need to feel that you are making the decision alone.
Here are just a few of the solutions that can be beneficial when it comes to caring for an older person…
They move in with you – Many people go for this option if they have the space, but bear in mind, adaptations will need to be made for example if the person has limited mobility they will need mobility aids like these from Ability Superstore, and there may need to be some changes made around the home so that they are safe and comfortable.
They have a professional carer go into their home – This is a great option and allows the person to stay in their home and receive some help from a professional. This person will be able to help with practical tasks and provide some company for them too. Sometimes this is a perfect way as it allows the person to retain their independence in familiar surroundings.
They move into a care home – This is sometimes the best option if the needs of the person are very high and if staying in their own home would not be safe for them. In a care home, they will have the care on site at all hours of the day and will be safe and secure.