At-home support is an increasingly popular option. Here’s how to make it happen.
Admitting a loved one needs help to look after themselves is no small thing, and knowing what to do next is another. Residential care is all well and good, but it’s not the only option. If your loved one prefers the comfort of their own home, at-home support can be a fantastic alternative, helping them to stay safe yet maintain their independence for as long as possible.
Once you’ve settled on this solution, the next step is to find the right person. To help you get the support you seek, ask yourself the following:
- What exactly do you need? Identify both what support is required and the qualities you desire in the ideal worker.
- Is there space in the house for a live-in worker to live, sleep and bathe? What adjustments would you need to make?
- What can we afford? Investigate whether you’re eligible for government funding. Find out more through the Ministry of Health
When hiring in-home help, balance the facts with your feelings. Only interview people who have the appropriate skills and experience and have completed the relevant background checks. With these boxes ticked, the next step is to trust your instincts – how do they make you feel? Organise a trial period, during which you should carefully observe the way in which they interact with your loved one.
Mycare helps to match people with their perfect care worker and easily manage their day-to-day support needs. To find out more, contact the Customer Success Team on 0800 677 700, or find out more here.