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How to arrange senior care

Arranging senior care is a life-changing and important decision that requires careful consideration. We understand the unique needs of seniors and offer comprehensive care solutions designed to provide peace of mind for the entire family.

The Good Care Group has provided high-quality senior care to families in England and Scotland for over 10 years. Our award-winning service enables people to live independently in their own homes with an improved quality of life.

Get in touch with us to speak to a dedicated care advisor who will answer any questions you have about arranging senior care for you or your loved one.

Call our team today on 0203 728 7577. We are here to help you and your family every step of the way.

What is senior care?

Senior care is a comprehensive and multifaceted range of services tailored to address the distinctive needs of ageing individuals. At its core, senior care is a dedicated and compassionate approach dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older adults by offering a personalised support system that caters to their unique needs and preferences.

This holistic form of care is centred around assisting seniors with daily activities, recognising that as individuals age, certain day-to-day tasks may become more challenging. From personal care and hygiene to meal preparation and mobility assistance, senior care fosters independence while providing a helping hand where needed.

Senior care places a paramount emphasis on creating an environment that is not only physically secure but also emotionally supportive and reassuring. It goes beyond the tangible aspects of caregiving to encompass companionship, empathy, and a genuine understanding of the emotional well-being of seniors. This emotional component is crucial in fostering a sense of connection, reducing feelings of isolation, and promoting mental and emotional well-being.

How can senior care help?

There are countless benefits to receiving senior care in your own home rather than enduring the potential disruption of moving into a care home:

  • A level of dedicated, one-to-one care that is difficult to achieve even in the best residential care settings
  • Reduced feelings of loneliness and isolation thanks to the companionship of a dedicated carer
  • Relief from the burden of domestic chores
  • Remaining in the community you love amongst family and friends
  • Improved health outcomes, including fewer infections, falls and unnecessary hospital admissions
  • Continuity of care, even 24 hours a day
  • An immediate and appropriate response to medical emergencies
  • Peace of mind for all the family

What types of senior care are available?

A range of senior care services are available to accommodate the diverse needs and preferences of older individuals. Here are some key types of senior care services:

In-home care: In-home senior care is a flexible option that allows seniors to receive tailored assistance with daily activities in the comfort of their own homes. Carers provide support with day-to-day tasks such as meal preparation, medication management, personal care, and companionship.

Assisted living: Assisted living facilities offer a supportive living environment for seniors who require assistance with activities of daily living. These communities provide a balance of independence and dedicated support, offering services like meals, housekeeping, and social activities.

Nursing homes: Residential care homes, or nursing homes, are designed for seniors with more complex medical needs. They provide round-the-clock medical care, rehabilitation services, and assistance with daily activities. Nursing homes are suitable for individuals who require a higher level of care and supervision.

Memory care: Memory care is specifically tailored for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other memory-related conditions. These specialised facilities offer a secure and structured environment, along with trained staff who understand the unique challenges associated with memory loss.

Specialist senior care for health conditions

Our specialist care service includes nurse-led care and occupational therapy-led care for seniors with ongoing or complex medical needs. Both services are led by our in-house clinicians, including our Consultant Admiral Nurse, two qualified Occupational Therapists and a Registered Adult Nurse. Our care teams work closely with our experts to consistently improve clients’ health outcomes.

We provide support for conditions and care needs, including:

How much does in-home senior care cost?

The costs of receiving senior care in home are subject to a full assessment of your loved one’s needs. It is worth considering that live-in care is comparable to the care offered in a care home, with all the compelling benefits of staying in the comfort, familiarity and safety of your own home and surroundings whilst receiving the specialist medical support you need.

Visit our planning and costs page.

Is there financial support available for senior care?

There may be care funding available to you to receive a senior care service, depending on your financial circumstances and your care needs. The Local Authority will only fund care at home (referred to as social funding) if your assets are worth less than £23,500, which we know that, sadly for many families, their financial situation exceeds.

If you are assessed and have an identified healthcare need you may be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding organised by your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to support you to receive care in your own home. Read more about care funding here.

Next steps: the care needs assessment

If you are considering senior care for the first time, your first step should be to request a care assessment from your local council. A care assessment is free and anyone over 18 can ask for one.

During the assessment, you may be asked to describe how well you perform specific tasks. This is an opportunity for your loved one to offer a firsthand account of their abilities and the support they need. For example, describing any difficulties you face with your daily routine, such as making a cup of tea or getting out of a chair, can provide valuable information about your daily living skills and where you need extra support.

Contact social services at your local council and ask for a needs assessment. You can call them directly or apply online.

Apply for a needs assessment on GOV.UK

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To find out how we can support you or a loved one, simply follow our three simple steps below:

  1. Speak to our team

Our dedicated client services team can answer all of your important senior care questions. Call us on 0203 728 7577.

  1. Your care assessment

Meet your local care manager to discuss your needs and preferences in detail during your free care assessment.

  1. Outstanding senior care at home

Meet your carefully matched professional carers who will provide you with high-quality care at home.

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