Caring for someone, whether they have a disability, dementia or just need extra assistance due to ageing, can be a monumental task.
To give someone with limited independence the life they deserve requires time, energy, and personal freedom. Caring for family members can put a strain on those who try to take it on by themselves.
At Home Caring, we’ve spent years working with families and individuals to make sure that their loved ones can get the care and support they need to live a comfortable life.
As a home care company, our experience goes beyond merely running homes, with our expert team doing plenty of hands-on work on the ground. And this isn’t the only reason you should be thinking about us as your private care provider.
What are the Challenges of Care?
Before diving into the benefits of a service like private care, it’s worth thinking about the challenges you could face when you’re providing it. It’s never easy to look after another person, and the strain this puts on you may only increase as the months and years go by.
Most people don’t have much experience when it comes to providing personal care, and the experience can be quite shocking for those approaching it for the first time.
It may not seem like preparing someone’s meals, cleaning them, and helping them to bed each night will take much time, but the role of a private care provider can often balloon to include far more than this.
Before you know it, you could be spending just about all of your free time caring for your loved ones.
As you grow up around the people you care about, firm boundaries will form, and it will become hard to talk about personal or sensitive topics.
When you’re providing personal care to someone, these boundaries have to disappear, and this can make it feel as though your original relationship has been eroded.
While the idea of helping someone to stay independent seems simple, there is a huge learning curve involved.
It’s never worth hurting your loved one or yourself because you don’t have the experience to care for them.
What are the Benefits of Private Home Care?
Private care can take all of these issues out of your hands.
Benefits of private care include:
- Giving you your time back, with a professional private carer filling in for you
- Making it possible to spend more quality time with the person you love
- Maintaining boundaries, as you won’t be the one performing the personal work
Most importantly, you will also benefit from the knowledge that someone you care about is being looked after by someone with the right skills to do the job. It doesn’t stop here, though, and there are some extra benefits which are worth considering.
While private care often takes place in the care receiver’s home, the agencies behind these services will have an extensive network behind them, with a lot of people in a similar position. This makes it possible for your loved ones to get out and make some friends, taking the pressure away from you to keep them entertained.
Some look at the idea of taking on a private carer as if it means throwing away all of their freedom. In reality, though, most private care agencies work to provide independence to the people they work with, ensuring that they can maintain as much of their health and happiness as possible.
Who Needs Private Care?
There are certain circumstances which make it hard to avoid something like private care, and there are those that won’t be able to live without it, no matter how hard their families work.
With the help of our dedicated private care team, it’s easier to address your loved one’s needs.
Here are the kinds of circumstances that might require private care…
People suffering a Terminal Illness
It’s never nice to think about a terminal illness, especially when it is impacting someone you love.
It’s important to be realistic about something like this, though, and it can be dangerous to try to provide private domiciliary care if you don’t have the right experience.
We can solve this issue for you, giving your loved ones everything they need until the very end. This makes it easier to get the most out of the time you have left with them.
Those with Profound Disabilities
Disabilities can vary hugely from person to person, with some being able to live a healthy, active life with their impairment; and others needing help throughout the day to do ordinary things.
When someone has profound disabilities, it’s always best to have a skilled professional look after them. Not only will this keep everyone safe, but it will help to uncover any future issues which your loved one might suffer with.
People who are Alone
Being alone doesn’t mean that you don’t have anyone caring for you, but family members who are hundreds of miles away or who have busy lives may not be able to invest the time required into private care.
So, it’s worth looking for someone who can take some of the weight off, especially when you first notice problems. Being alone with a medical condition can be very challenging, physically and psychologically.
How Can You Get Private Care?
Over the last few decades, the field of private care has grown significantly.
As the wider population ages and more and more people require these services, though, it isn’t always easy to get your hands on the type of private care your loved ones might need. In our time working in this field, we’ve managed to support over 900 elderly and disabled people to live comfortable lives. We can help you figure out what you’ll need to do to get the same treatment for those you care about.
The first part of this challenge involves finding funding for your private care needs. There are different routes you can take to fund private care, but the one you’re able to use will depend on your current situation.
Here are some examples…
If your loved one owns a home, has enough savings, or has other assets available which they can sell, they may be able to afford private care for themselves.
In some places, this will be a requirement if the resources are available.
Of course, this can be a hard decision, but it is worth it to ensure that your loved one gets the best possible private care, even if it means some financial sacrifice.
Where to find information on Private Care Funding
Your Loved One’s Doctor
Your loved one’s personal doctor will have more information about their health than anyone else. This professional will be able to help you to figure out the type of private care your loved one needs, and whether or not they will need to access funding for it.
Working with someone like this ensures that you have the best chances of picking the right place, as they will have access to information about all of the companies available.
Private Care Agencies
At companies like Home Caring, private care is a regular topic of conversation. Our expert team has dealt with countless cases in this area, and have a great understanding of the process you will have to go through to get your hands on private care.
This makes it easy for them to offer useful advice which will push you in the right direction, while also putting you in the right place to get started.
How do you choose your Private Home Care Provider?
Once you’ve decided that private care is for you, it will be time to choose the provider you’ll be using to provide it to your loved one.
This process can be a challenge, and it would be easy to say that you should use our services over someone else’s. We prefer to demonstrate the reasons you should go with us, though, and you can find some of the most critical aspects of your private care provider below, along with strengths which go along with them.
Reviews & Testimonials
When choosing a home care provider, there are few better resources than unbiased, third-party reviews.
As you can see on Google, along with several other platforms, Home Caring has excellent testimonials from a range of clients. We work tirelessly to ensure that everyone who passes through our doors has a pleasant experience, whether they’re a family member or someone who needs to be cared for.
Experience & Credentials
Anyone can claim that they can look after the people you care about, but it’s crucial that you have an idea of what your private caregiver has done to get into their position.
Our large team has a wealth of experience, are all qualified to meet local standards, and receive regular updates to the information they’ve been given to ensure that they are always moving in the right direction. We’ve made over 900 clients happy, and our team is a big part of it.
As someone gets older, the health problems they face can often seem to multiply.
Their private care needs can become more complicated, and this means that they need someone with a range of skills to look after them.
We’ve got experience working with a massive range of medical conditions, with our private care professionals undergoing extensive training to deal with emergencies and long-term conditions alike.
It’s not always easy to find a company which makes you feel confident. Here at Home Caring, though, we don’t like to treat our care receivers as a part of the business: instead, we understand the importance of a humanistic approach to private care.
Not only do we work hard to take on a team which is built around good ethics and empathy, but we are also very flexible. This makes it possible for us to meet the needs of our clients, rather than forcing them to change their lifestyle to get their private care.
Home Caring – honest, genuine care
You can find plenty of information about our specific home care packages throughout our website, along with extensive resources around the web, which can point you in the right direction when it comes to your private care.
It takes a tremendous amount of time, effort, and dedication to give someone the proper care to keep them happy, whatever the circumstance. We don’t just have the right tools for this job; we’ve built our entire business around providing honest and genuine care.