New research that has been circulating in the news recently projects that almost 200,000 more care home beds are needed over the next 20 years to support Britain’s ageing population.

The study found that the typical 65-year-old man can expect to live with significant care needs for two to three years of the rest of their life, raising the important question, how can we as a society continue to support elderly members of our community?

Too often focus is placed on residential care as being a long-term solution. When a loved one’s health suddenly deteriorates and they are unable to carry out everyday tasks, families will opt for a care home as they believe this to be the simplest and quickest route. There are however, many flexible options on offer that allow a person to receive support at home.

Homecare presents both a cost effective and consistent alternative to traditional care. For many individuals, uprooting to another location in their later years can cause significant trauma and losing the home that they’ve worked so tirelessly to afford can sometimes feel like they’re losing grip of independence.

Here at seakr, our philosophy is that everyone should be given the choice of how they’d like to receive care. We want people to be given the freedom to remain in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible, with a trained professional that is not only a carer, but also a trusted friend.

A care seakr will get the unique opportunity to handpick their own care team based on their personality, likes and hobbies. Community based carers are buddied up to ensure that cover is always provided by a carer known to them at all times, allowing the care seakr to develop a direct, trusted and long-lasting relationship without a third party becoming involved.

Whether you or a loved one is looking for companionship, help with cooking and cleaning, or round-the-clock care, our kind-hearted carers are here to give you the helping hand that you need.

To find a local seakr carer for your loved one, call 01753 373083 and talk to our friendly team today.