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How to help loved ones remain independent in their own home

Moving​ ​your parents into a care home can ​cut their survival time in half, as opposed to remaining in their community, data shows. Studies prove having a carer at home early on, they’ll not only live longer but enjoy their later years among their cherished memories and improve their quality of life.

Maintain independence at home 

Your parents may be enjoying an independent life, but just need someone to help support their independence and safety. They are not alone. 500,000 people in the United Kingdom alone employ a carer at home. It’s true that many adults are scared of the word “carer”, but the meaning of the word has changed nowadays. A carer can be anything from a personal assistant, care assistant or housekeeper.

Premium services such as Guardian Carers assist you through the decision process. Download their Care Brochure and read on for more useful information.

Receive a bespoke service 

The way services such as guardian Carers work is unique because you can interview the carers face to face before making a decision. This ensures that the carers don’t just look great on paper, but they’re a perfect personality match too.

Guardian Carers offer a bespoke service, tailored to your loved ones’ needs. So if they only need someone to come in and help with cleaning the home, that can be arranged. But if they need a more hands-on approach with a condition like Dementia, that can also be done.

Quality of life at home VS care homes

Some people choose to move their parents into care homes, but it has been shown that the life expectancy of a person in a care home can actually decrease, compared to a person who receives care at home. Nearly half of people in care homes develop apathy due to inactivity, which leads to premature death.

But here is where Guardian Carers comes in. Our carers ensure that your loved ones are engaged in the activities they love. Here are just some of the things that a carer can do to maintain your loved ones’ quality of life:

  • Share in their hobbies and passions
  • Accompany on outings
  • Join them for social and cultural events
  • Encourage them to exercise and do light physical activities 
  • Do gardening together

Not often can you find a truly personal service such as Guardian Carers. We take the stress and hassle out of finding a carer on your own. We do all the work for you! You just need to tell us what your loved one needs and we’ll take it from there.

You simply interview and pick the carers you love. We’ll deal with all the paperwork – DBS checks, references, payroll. We believe in building relationships, so we’ll be in touch even after a carer has settled in.

With a history of 15 years in the care industry, you can trust us to find exactly what you need. Call our specialist consultants to start your search on 0207 112 8537.

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