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Government declares it ‘crucial’ that elderly have home care option

Author: Leanna Aitken | Posted: 15th December 2016 | Category: General News


Whilst good care homes can provide care and sense of community to the elderly, care at home allows your loved ones to remain in their own houses and retain their sense of independence.

Little things such as the fact that your elderly relative is able to stay with a beloved pet dog can make such a difference to their sense of wellbeing.

Jill Colbert is Trafford Council’s Interim Corporate Director Children, Families and Well-Being and Ray James is Immediate Past President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services in England. They told the Today programme that money should be invested in social care services to allow home care for the elderly.

Recent events surrounding residential care home operator Southern Cross will have done little to inspire confidence in the residential care home industry as a whole – almost certainly a factor in the recent increase in enquiries that organisations specialising in live-in care have received.

Live in care offers many distinct advantages over residential care homes; most notably the fact that the elderly person in question is able to remain in their own home in the familiar and relaxed surroundings that they are used to, rather than move to the new surroundings of a residential care home. Live in care also ensures that people’s loved ones are given specialist one-to-one attention throughout the day, by professional and highly trained carers.”

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