Support for elderly people at home

Support for elderly people at home

Support for elderly people at home. As a rule caring for an elderly person is in principal based around common sense and frankly, professional training is somewhat over –hyped. Any so called amateur carer (usually a spouse) will tell you they just take each day as it comes. If the person needs washing, taking to the toilet, dressing etc. There is no rocket science needed here you just get- on with it. It works well for millions of elderly people and I have never heard of any unfortunately consequences from spouse amateur caring.

Support for elderly people at home

 Support for elderly people at home comes in many facets.

In many cases it’s the spouses the ones who provide the care, that are in need of some support themselves. These people are the unsung heroes and often are unappreciated for the effort they undertake.

Looking after elderly people is a tough full-time job.

Support for elderly people at home

Many spouse carers we have spoken said that the isolation is their biggest issue. It’s the daily drudgery and being unable to get out and about themselves due to concern for the safety of their spouse. Moreover, if the spouse has some form of dementia or Parkinson’sParkinson’s, etc. they have nobody to even have a meaningful conversation with.

Sadly, many people (including relatives) who are not in this situation fail to recognise the awful isolation a carer lives with. A relentless grind each and everyday (no let up) and with no light at the end of the tunnel either other than the spouse entering full time residential care or to be their eventual death.

Support for elderly people at home

Of course for the rich and famous these issues rarely arise. Typically, they simply pay others to do everything. I can’t imagine a spouse carer being under the same pressure’s residing in Beverly Hills. Yes, like most things in life, it’s all about money!

In many cases, though there are no spouses/partner to care and in this case an outside carer is required. Or often the elderly person is relocated into a care home.

In the UK a typical full time live free musically likes without human verification in carer can be anything from £6-£850.00 per week-if you can afford it- great! In many cases the state/government does cover these costs, but only for those who have little or no savings in their bank accounts, and do not own their own house. Otherwise, if they go into residential care the individual can lose everything, their home, as well as their savings.

One way to beat the system is the increase use of Au pairs or their more mature equivalents, employing foreign labour mainly from central Europe where wages are lower.

We are providing affordable home carers- enabling your parents to remain comfortable in their own home.

One way to beat the system is the increase use of Au pairs or their more mature equivalents, employing foreign labour mainly from central Europe where wages are lower.

Traditionally and for more than 100 years, parents have employed foreign nationals (au pairs) to take care of their children, as well as help with household duties. Looking after an elderly person in many ways is much the same job. It’s affordable, provides good companionship, general help and a refreshing presence younger around the house.

In today’s tough economic times, many more people are looking at this more affordable option. Of course, critics will say they lack training, but so does every single spouse who takes on this new role. They had no training! If it’s that difficult how come spouses manage to do it?

Although this type of support does not work for all, especially where critical care is required, however for many it’s a solution. Enabling the individual to remain independent in their own home, and protection of the individuals financial assets and any subsequent inheritance to the family.

Support for elderly people at home

 

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