HOMECARE COSTS – CHANGING CULTURE
Continual and varied research provides a wealth of evidence that older people prefer to receive care in their own homes. People understand that they live a better quality of life at home due to familiarity and safety. In addition, those living with dementia find any environmental change extremely challenging. Being able to stay in their own home with care and support is a vital part of their care journey.
HOMECARE FUNDING IN THE UK
There are a few different care options available to people who are struggling to cope at home. A person or couple can arrange a package of care where they have carers coming in specific times of the day, evening and through the night. This could be to help with personal care, meal preparation, medication, domestic support, shopping or simply companionship.
One of the biggest growth areas within the UK care sector is live in care. Individuals or couples can have a carer live with them to provide daily support and nightly reassurance.
Live in care services are fundamentally different from residential or nursing homes. Loved ones receive one to one care and companionship in their own home and this cannot be replicated. In addition, the health benefits your loved one receives from having someone to talk and share life with is unrivalled.
McDonald Homecare provides a more simplistic and cost effective model of live in care, supporting homecare costs in the UK.
The clients have a direct relationship with the live in carer and pay their salary directly. Through this model, the client understands exactly what their carers are being paid and can reward them accordingly.
Your loved ones need the flexibility within their routines and changing health needs to live a healthy life at home.
McDonald Homecare provides Lifestyle Companions that give one to one care with attention to detail and dignity. Therefore your loved ones receive the best possible care through companionship & friendship.