What type of care is best?It could be down to a diagnosed health condition, increasing confusion or limited mobility, whatever the motivation for looking for additional support at home for your loved one, it is a big decision and one that can easily become overwhelming.

Unless you are a healthcare professional, it is unlikely that you will know your way around the different types of care available, so we thought we’d save you some time and give you a quick rundown of some of the main options open to you.

HOME CARE

This is quite a general term that applies to many types of care and support provided in someone’s own home. The beauty of home care is that you can rest easy knowing that your loved one is being looked after by a trained professional, whilst enjoying companionship and the added benefit of remaining in the familiar surroundings of their own home.

The specific level of care you or your loved one will require will be covered in an initial care assessment, with conditions catered for including Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, Physical Disabilities and Learning Disabilities.

LIVE-IN CARE

Live-in care is a step up from home care and involves somebody living in your home with you and providing care and support on a 24/7 basis as and when required. It is a realistic and viable alternative for those who do not want to move into a residential care home and, contrary to popular belief, actually tends to work out at a similar cost.

RESPITE CARE

Respite care offers a well-deserved break for primary carers, with trained professional carers stepping in for a few hours, few days or longer as required to enable the primary carer to go shopping, see friends or just take some time out from what can often be a stressful environment.

CONVALESCENCE CARE

Convalescence care is when additional care or support is put in place to help someone recuperate from an illness or injury. This may be following a stay in hospital and the level of care required will be dependent on the level of recovery required.

We know it’s a big decision to invite someone into your home, one that we at seakr take very seriously. For that reason, we work hard to carefully match our carers and care seekers. It is this initial work that has been proven to lay foundation for an effective, longlasting relationship.

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