What Are The Alternatives To A Care Home?

Finding the best support for yourself or a loved one can be a tough task. There are plenty of pros and cons to each option, so you need to carefully consider these before you make a decision.

Here at Alfix, we are firm believers in taking care of those with mobility issues, so have put together this guide to some of the options to consider when thinking about care for yourself or a loved one.

Read on to find out more.

Assisted Living

Assisted living typically involved individuals moving into self-contained flats or bungalows with shared facilities and communal areas. Residents are mostly unsupervised, while staff are on hand to help. Care assistants and wardens are on hand to step in if needed, but it allows people to live independently apart from this.

It is best for people who still want to be independent but might need a bit of support, but is not suited for those with complex medical needs. There are also sometimes specific rules to follow in these communities, which can sometimes feel restrictive if you’re not used to them.

Living With Family

Merging two households together is a beneficial option for close families who are happy to provide care for the individual who needs it. It is probably the most affordable option, as you can sell someone’s home and do not need to pay for a care home.

However responsibilities can be overwhelming if you are not used to caring for a loved one, and complex care needs can be particularly tricky to deal with.

Home Care

Home care is for those who want to stay at home and receive care. This typically involves a care professional dropping into the person’s house, helping with everyday tasks to help alleviate stress on the individual. This could include cooking, cleaning, running errands or simply providing companionship.

The pros are that individuals can stay in their own homes and keep their routine in a familiar environment, while the cons can include not receiving consistent care from one person, which can be troubling for an individual. Also, you might need to make certain adjustments to make a home suitable for homecare, such as installing rails and stairlifts

Disability Equipment In Market Harborough

Here at Alfix, we can help to ensure you or your loved one can stay mobile in your own home by offering a range of options, including curved, straight and heavy-duty stairlifts. We can provide you with bespoke solutions to fit your home, and custom-fit to the space you have.

We can offer you permanent solutions as well as for rent, so if you only need a stairlift to recover from an operation, we can help.

We operate in Market Harborough and across the UK, so get in touch with us to find out more about how we can help.