You have reached a crossroads and know that you need Home Help. Or you need to move into a Care Home. It is a big decision to take and you feel pushed and pulled and don’t know which way to turn. In the first place you like your home. It is where you have always lived. There is no other place quite like it.
According to Which – Elderly Care, some of the drawbacks of living in a care home include Cost, Choice, availability, unfamiliar surroundings and loneliness. You may also feel a loss of independence coupled with a lack of privacy. The over-riding factor in living in a Care Home is you could become ‘institutionalised’ – the routine isn’t yours and you are living according to somebody else’s rules.
According to an article in The Bournemouth Echo, December 2016 “one in four nursing homes and one in six care homes in Dorset have a CQC rating of ‘requires improvement’ according to the analysis. And prices for care homes increased from £567 per week in 2015 to £799 per week in 2016, while nursing home fees rose from £705.30 to £967 in the same period”. More recent surveys reveal that the real cost of a nursing home is in the region of £840 per week in Dorset.
Home Help through Live In Care Agency
In reality, a self employed Carer through Live In Care Agency charges start at £665 per week. That is a self employed live-in Carer in your own home, looking after you, according to your own routine, needs and wishes.
The decision is yours alone to take. However, should you consider the Home Help option, please do give us a call to schedule an Assessment. We will determine the correct level of care required according to your needs and formulate the correct rate per week for you.