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Frequently Asked Questions

Caring for a loved one can be deeply fulfilling, but there may come a time when their needs surpass what you can provide. Knowing when to seek paid carer or home care assistance is essential for their well-being and your peace of mind. Here are some common questions and answers to help guide you through this important decision:

Consider professional care when your loved one’s daily activities (e.g., bathing, dressing, cooking) become increasingly challenging or unsafe for them to manage independently.

Look for signs such as frequent falls, difficulty managing medications, worsening health conditions, increased confusion, or a decline in personal hygiene.

Yes, you can arrange for part-time or respite care to give yourself a break while ensuring your loved one receives the necessary support.

Home care services can include personal care (bathing, dressing), meal preparation, medication management, companionship, and assistance with household chores.

Reputable care providers prioritise your loved one’s preferences and strive to offer personalised care plans that meet their unique needs and desires.

Costs vary based on the level of care required, location, and provider. Some funding options like government assistance, insurance, or private savings may be available.

Yes, you can often customise the care plan to adapt to your loved one’s changing needs.

Knowing when to consider a paid carer or home care for your loved one is a significant decision that should prioritise their well-being. Assess their needs, research providers, and remember that professional care can provide the support and assistance necessary to ensure their safety and comfort while allowing you to maintain a balanced and healthy caregiving role.

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